SAMBAH is an international project involving all EU countries around the Baltic Sea, with the ultimate goal to secure the conservation of the Baltic Sea harbour porpoise.
SAMBAH har put into motion a survey with the purpose to estimate the density and abundance of harbour porpoises in the Baltic Sea, to produce distribution maps and to identify possible hotspots, habitat preferences and areas with a higher risk of conflict with human activities.

The survey is carried out be means of Static Acoustic Monitoring (SAM) - C-PODs. In total, approximately 300 C-PODs will be deployed between May 2011 and May 2013. Establishment of survey equipment will be limited to between 5 and 80 meters depth.

Most C‐PODs are marked with radar reflectors and reflexes, while some are marked with light buoys and some are completely submerged and not marked at all.

As the area includes waters of Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland, FOGA has published an overview chart with relevant information for fishermen and other interested parties. Click on the logo to open SAMBAHs website in a new window.

Please click on the links to the right to see the exact C-POD positions and the most current version of the overview chart in your preferred language: