The decision support system Nest was initially developed within the MISTRA-funded MARE research program, which was completed in 2007. Nest was then successfully used for the development of the Eutrophication segment of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan, where nutrient load reductions needed to reach a healthy Baltic Sea were calculated, as were the allocations between countries. Nest is also used in many research programs. The maintenance and further development of Nest has continued within the Baltic Nest Institute at Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre.

A documentation is available:

Fredrik Wulff, Alexander Sokolov and Oleg Savchuk. Nest – a decision support system for management of the Baltic Sea. A user manual. Baltic Nest Institute, Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre, Technical Report No. 10. 2013. ISBN: 978-91-86655-09-9