In anticipation of the decisions by the HELCOM Ministerial Meeting, Sea Alarm has asked Agni Kaldma from Estonia to work on a project to identify the possibility of creating more and closer regional cooperation between leading NGOs in the Baltic countries.
Agni, working on a temporary part-time contract, is approaching the relevant NGOs to see which activities would be beneficial in developing more advanced technical and management skills to allow them to deal with wildlife incidents in closer cooperation with national and regional authorities.
Active in oil spill response since the 2006 mystery spill in Estonia, Agni brings national and international networking and volunteer coordination experience to the task. Her work should lead to a proposed work programme for the next few years, including the required budgets. Sea Alarm will then assist with finding funding mechanisms in support of that work programme.