Marine Monitoring


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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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    Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program: Marine Implementation Plan 2021-2024
    (2021) CAFF
    The CBMP-Marine is one of four CBMP working groups under CAFF and is led by a rotating co-chairmanship. The CBMP Mariners are organized with six Expert Networks and work is also independently undertaken by these groups. This enhances cooperation and generates valuable products. Participants in the CBMP-Marine Steering Group and CBMP Marine Expert Networks (ENs) are included in Appendix A.
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    CBMP-Marine Scoping Workshop - Nuuk, Greenland, 3-5 November 2019
    (2019) CAFF
    The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) organizes its efforts around the major ecosystems of the Arctic: marine, freshwater, terrestrial, and coastal. For each ecosystem, a monitoring plan has been approved by the Arctic Councils' Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group's management board and are in implementation. The CAFF board is composed of national representatives of the eight Arctic States and Permanent Participants of the Arctic Council. The marine group and the freshwater group have published their state of the Arctic reports and the terrestrial group is expected to release their report in 2020 with the coastal to follow in the coming years. The state of the Arctic reports are assessments of their relative ecosystem, state of monitoring and provide recommendations on moving forward. The CBMP has developed a Strategic Plan (2018-2021). The CBMP Strategic Plan has the goal of keeping CBMP relevant and sustainable in the future and follows recommendations and implementation actions from the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) report (Christensen et al. 2018).
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    Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan: Work Plan and Status Report 2020 - 2021
    (2020) CAFF
    The Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan (2011) is an agreement among Arctic States to compile, harmonize and compare results from existing Arctic marine biodiversity and ecosystem monitoring efforts across the Arctic region. This work is coordinated under the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) of the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group. The CBMP is a network of scientists and traditional knowledge holders from governments, Indigenous organizations, academic institutions, and conservation groups that monitor the Arctic’s living resources.
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    Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan Annual Report 2016: Annual report on the implementation of the CBMP's Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan
    (2016) CAFF
    This report describes the progress towards implementation of the CBMP-Marine Plan in 2016 and a work plan for the coming year.