Arctic Council Repository

The Ottawa Declaration of 1996 formally established the Arctic Council as a high level intergovernmental forum to provide a means for promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, with the involvement of the Arctic Indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic.

This repository holds reports and assessments produced by the Arctic Council.

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    Arctic Council Secretariat Staff Rules
    (2024) Arctic Council
    These Rules set out terms and conditions of employment, working relationships and rights and responsibilities of the Staff members in the service of the Arctic Council Secretariat (hereafter referred to as the Secretariat). The Staff Rules were most recently revised in September 2023
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    State Of The Arctic Marine Biodiversity Report Update: Marine Mammals
    (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, 2021-05) Kovacs, K.M.; Belikov, S; Boveng, P; Desportes, G; Ferguson, S; Hansen, R; Laidre, K; Stenson, G; Thomas, P; Ugarte, F; Vongraven, D; S
    Marine mammals are highly visible components of Arctic ecosystems that are important to the structure and function of these systems (Estes et al. 2016, Albouy et al. 2020). In addition, they are valuable resources for people living in the Arctic that also play a special role in the cultural identity of people in the North. Arctic marine mammals are all endemic to the Arctic region and hence a unique part of global biodiversity for which the Arctic range states have important stewardship responsibilities. In an ecosystem monitoring context, these large, mobile predators can serve as ecosystem sentinels, because they integrate changes at more cryptic levels of food webs, making them ideal monitoring subjects that have “added value” (Bossart 2006, Moore 2008, Sergio et al. 2008, Hays et al. 2019, Hazen et al. 2019, Stenson et al. 2020a).
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    PAME Work Plans
    All PAME Work PLans are available to the left, from 2000 to date. The PAME Work Plan is developed in accordance with: PAME’s mandate; priorities identified and recommendations made within Arctic Council approved reports; direction provided from Ministerial declarations; follow-ups on recommendations from Arctic Council projects and the Arctic Marine Strategic Plan.
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    PAME Working Group Meeting Reports
    All reports available to the left, from 1999 to date. The PAME Working Group generally meets twice per year. Each meeting produces Records of Decisions (RoD's) which form the basis for the meeting reports The RoD's are decisions taken by PAME by consensus. Participation between meetings varies, but each Arctic Council Member State nominates experts for the meetings, which are also open to the Permanent Participants, Observers in addition to experts invited by PAME.

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