Recent Submissions

  • Marine Protected Areas in a Changing Arctic 

    PAME (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2021-05)
  • Indigenous Food Security in the Arctic 

    PAME (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2021-05)
  • Meaningful Engagement of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Marine Activities 

    PAME (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2021-05)
    This Reference Guide is meant to familiarize proponents of actions or activities in the Arctic and Indigenous Peoples and local communities with good practices for meaningful engagement. It is based on the Meaningful ...
  • Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) Report 

    PAME (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2021-05)
    Arctic Ministers approved the Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) Report and its 17 Recommendations at the 2009 Tromsø Ministerial Meeting. The Recommendations – which continue to guide PAME’s shipping-related work ...
  • Arctic Council-Arctic Regional Hydrographic Commission (ARHC) Joint Policy Statement on Hydrography in the Arctic 

    PAME (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2021-05)
    On May 20, 2021, the Arctic Council and the Arctic Regional Hydrographic Commission (ARHC) released a Joint Statement on Hydrography in the Arctic Region. The Joint Statement highlights the importance of hydrography in ...
  • What’s the catch with lumpsuckers? A North Atlantic study of seabird bycatch in lumpsucker gillnet fisheries 

    CAFF (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2021-05)
    This factsheet presents the findings of the first effort to quantify the potential impacts on seabird populations of a species-specific fishing activity across its entire range. It provides an understanding of the overall ...
  • Overview of AMAP Initiatives for Monitoring and Assessment of Plastic Pollution in the Arctic 

    AMAP (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2021-05)
    There is currently limited information about abundance, composition, and distribution of plastic pollution in the Arctic. In an effort to reduce this knowledge gap, AMAP has developed a Monitoring Plan for a coordinated ...
  • RADSAR report: Sharing of competence within search and rescue ina maritime radiological/nuclear scenario 

    EPPR (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2021-05)
    The RADSAR project, “Sharing of competence within search and rescue in a maritime radiological/nuclear scenario”, was an EPPR cross-cutting radiation and SAR project under the EPPR ARCSAFE project umbrella, initiated and ...
  • Arctic Oil Pollution Research and Development Workshop Report 

    EPPR (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2021-05)
    In 2017, the EPPR and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) hosted a workshop to share information and discuss the latest advances in oil spill response ...
  • Blue Bioeconomy in the Arctic 

    SDWG (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2021-05)
    The blue bioeconomy is important to many Arctic communities, providing food and other valuable bioresources, generating value and employment, and supporting rural regions. This report looks at the Arctic blue bioeconomy ...
  • Alternative fuels in the Arctic 

    Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019)
    Shipping activities in the Arctic impacts on climate change, health and the environment. Introducing alternative fuels in arctic shipping could significantly reduce emissions and impacts, as well as risk associated with ...
  • Guidelines for Implementing an Ecosystem Approach to Management of Arctic Marine Ecosystems 

    Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05)
    The concept of the Ecosystem Approach to management (EA) has been around for at least 30 years and has been extensively discussed, elaborated and developed within national and international fora. The Convention on Biological ...
  • State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity; Key Findings and Advice for Monitoring 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, 2017-05-11)
    The State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Report (SAMBR), is a product of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CMBP) of the Arctic Council's Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group. The ...
  • Arctic Protected Areas; Indicator Report, 2017 

    Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME); Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna and Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment, 2017-05-11)
    CAFF and PAME Working Groups of the Arctic Council developed this indicator report. It provides an overview of the status and trends of protected areas in the Arctic.
  • ARCTIC MARINE BIODIVERSITY MONITORING PLAN (CBMP-MARINE PLAN). 

    Gill, M.J.; Crane, K.; Hindrum, R.; Arneberg, P.; Bysveen, I.; Denisenko, N.V.; Gofman, V.; Grant-Friedman, A.; Gudmundsson, G.; Hopcroft, R.R.; Iken, K.; Labansen, A.; Liubina, O.S.; Melnikov, I.A.; Moore, S.E.; Reist, J.D.; Sirenko, B.I.; Stow, J.; Ugarte, F.; Vongraven, D.; Watkins, J. (CAFF International Secretariat, 2011)
    "The Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan (CBMP-Marine Plan) is the first of the CBMP’s four pan-Arctic biodiversity monitoring plans. The overall goal of the CBMP-Marine Plan is to improve our ability to detect and ...
  • AMAP Arctic Ocean Acidification Assessment: Key Findings. 

    Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) (Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), 2013-05-06)
    Key findings summarized from AMAPs Arctic Ocean Acidification Assessment.
  • Arctic Council Arctic Marine Strategic Plan 2015-2025. 

    Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME), 2015-04)
    The Arctic Council’s Arctic Marine Strategic Plan 2015- 2025 (AMSP) provides a framework to guide its actions to protect Arctic marine and coastal ecosystems and to promote sustainable development. The AMSP articulates how ...
  • Arctic Marine Strategic Plan 

    Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Arctic Council's Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment Working Group (PAME), 2004)
    The Arctic Marine Strategic Plan (AMSP) was endorsed by Arctic Council Ministers in November 2004. The Arctic Council's vision for the Arctic marine environment is: "A healthy and productive Arctic Ocean and coasts that ...
  • Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment. Scenarios of the Future. 

    Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME), 2007)
    "The high-level scenario summaries were created at two AMSA/PAME Scenarios Workshops held in San Francisco (April 2007) and Helsinki (July 2007). The workshops were designed and facilitated by Global Business Network of ...