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Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission HELCOM

The Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) works to protect the marine environment of the Baltic Sea from all sources of pollution through intergovernmental co-operation between Denmark, Estonia, the European Community, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden. HELCOM is the governing body of the "Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area", more usually known as the Helsinki Convention.

HELCOM is responsible for the PURE

  • external communication and information dissemination
  • participation and providing its support and expertise in improving the phosphorus removal processes in partner WWTPs


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John Nurminen Foundation

The John Nurminen Foundation was established in 1992, originating from the family business John Nurminen Oy. Since 2004, the Foundation has two clear-cut lines of operation: cultural activities focusing on maritime history, and the Clean Baltic Sea projects related to eutrophication and oil tanker safety.

In PURE John Nurminen Foundation
•coordinates the activities in improving the phosphorus removal and sludge handling in the partner WWTPs
•tenders and contracts the external experts to carry out the technical audits and sludge handling studies in the partner WWTPs
•guides and monitors the implementation of the chosen investments in the partner water utilities and participates in the capacity building of the staff in these plants