Ecosystem-Based Management Expert Group

The Ecosystem-Based Management expert group, which started its work in 2011, has developed four background documents and a final report addressing the group’s recommendations, which include a policy commitment, a definition of EBM in the Arctic, a set of principles for EBM in the Arctic, and a set of high-priority activities for coordinating and improving the EBM work of the Arctic Council. Examples include the need to develop an overarching EBM goal for the Arctic Council, implement international EBM initiatives, and ensure coordination and reporting for EBM activities of the Arctic Council and its working groups. The Expert Group concluded its work by delivering its final report to the Kiruna Ministerial Meeting in May 2013.

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    Ecosystem Approach to Management; Progress Report 2019-2021 - Joint Group of Experts on the Ecosystem Approach to Management
    (2021)
    PAME established in 2007 an expert group on the Ecosystem Approach to Management (the EA-EG). This was broadened in 2011 to become a PME-led joint expert group with participation also of other Arctic Council working groups (AMAP, CAFF and SDWG). Norway and USA are co-lead countries for the theme 'Ecosystem Approach to management' (EA) under PAME.
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    Trondheim December 2014 - EBM Workshop Report
    (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2014-12-01) Arctic Council Secretariat
    "[A] group of Arctic Council Member State representatives, Working Group members, and EBM experts met in Trondheim, Norway in December, 2014 to discuss the follow-up activites of the 2013 EBM report’s recommendations, status of implementation, linkages with activites of the Arctic Council Working Groups (such as the PAME-led Ecosystem Approach Expert Group on marine-related issues), and opportunities for advancing EBM during the period of the upcoming U.S. Chairmanship and beyond".
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    ADVANCING ECOSYSTEM BASED MANAGEMENT (EBM) IN THE WORK OF THE ARCTIC COUNCIL.
    (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2012) Arctic Council Ecosystem Based Management Experts Group
    This paper builds on the intersessional document “Definition and Principles of Ecosystem Based Management in the Arctic”, the findings identified in the “Knowledge and Process Needs for EBM in the Arctic” intersessional document, and the “Compendium of key EBM-related activities by the Arctic Council Working Groups”. Within the context of a common definition for EBM in the Arctic, key findings related to knowledge and process requirements, and the existing work of the Arctic Council’s Working Groups on EBM, the purpose of this paper is to identify potential areas where additional focus by the Arctic Council, including through its Working Groups, can serve to advance EBM and promote its implementation in the Arctic.
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    Report of the 3rd Arctic Council Ecosystem-based Management Experts Group Meeting. October 3 – 5, 2012, Tromsø, Norway.
    (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2012) Arctic Council Ecosystem Based Management Experts Group
    "The 3rd meeting of the EBM Experts Group was co-chaired by Magnús Jóhannesson, Secretary General, Iceland Ministry for the Environment and Laura Píriz, Senior Analyst, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management. The meeting was attended by 21 participants, including six Arctic States, several experts and observer organizations, and representatives from the SDWG and PAME. Russia, Denmark, and PPs were unable to attend the meeting. Else Berit Eikeland, Norwegian SAO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alf Hakon Hoel, Regional Director of Norway’s Institute of Marine Research, and Magnus Johannesson all provided welcoming remarks." /.../
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    DEFINITIONS AND PRINCIPLES FOR EBM IN THE ARCTIC.
    (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2012) Arctic Council Ecosystem Based Management Experts Group
    The purpose of this document is to provide an initial draft of the Definition and Principles paper, for consideration at the Expert Group’s April 2012 meeting in Gothenberg, Sweden. It reflects input received from Expert Group members, as well as the results of an analysis of relevant EBM-related principles.