At the 2019 Rovaniemi Ministerial meeting, SAOs were tasked to implement a SAO-based mechanism (SMM) to improve coordination of, and strategic guidance on, Arctic marine issues. The SMM is designed to create a frame for discussion on Arctic marine matters with marine experts from the Arctic States, PPs, WGs and Observers. The virtual meetings will be tailored to facilitate policy, expert and knowledge-holder interactions.

Recent Submissions

  • SAO Marine Mechanism Webinar Series Participant list 

    Arctic Council Secretariat (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2020-12-08)
  • SMM Thematic Session 3: Regional Coordination of Marine Issues and Global Commitments 

    Arctic Council Secretariat (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2020-11)
    15 October 2020: In an effort to enhance strategic and policy guidance, and to strengthen collaboration and coordination of marine activities within the Arctic Council, the Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation (TFAMC) ...
  • SAO Marine Mechanism Presentations 

    Multiple (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2020-11)
    All presentations from the SAO Marine Mechanism meeting series in October-November 2020.
  • SMM: Guidelines for online participation 

    Arctic Council Secretariat (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2020-09)
    Technical and logistic guidelines.
  • SMM meeting documents and projects 

    Arctic Council Secretariat (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2020-09)
    List of documents and selected projects.
  • SMM Closing wrap-up plenary session 

    Arctic Council Secretariat (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2020-09)
    29 October 2020: This wrap-up closing plenary session is intended to summarize the key findings from the SMM process and discuss the way forward for the Arctic Council.
  • SMM Thematic Session 4: Ecosystem-Based Management 

    Arctic Council Secretariat (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2020-09)
    22 October 2020: In its report, the Arctic Council’s Ecosystem-Based Management Expert Group (2011-13) defined Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) as: the comprehensive, integrated management of human activities based on ...
  • SMM Thematic Session 2: Sustainable Arctic Shipping 

    Arctic Council Secretariat (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2020-09)
    8 October 2020: Topics to be discussed include the trends and the sustainability concept as it relates to Arctic shipping and the challenges to ensure sustainable Arctic shipping in the future.
  • SMM Thematic Session 1: Arctic Marine Strategic Plan 

    Arctic Council Secretariat (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2020-09)
    1 October 2020: The Arctic Council’s AMSP 2015-2025 was negotiated to articulate how the Council can increase understanding of the impacts of human activities, climate change and ocean acidification on the Arctic marine ...
  • SMM Draft calendar 

    Arctic Council Secretariat (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2020-09)
    Calendar and speakers list for the SAO Marine Mechanism series.
  • SMM agenda - Plenary session 

    Arctic Council Secretariat (Agenda | Setting the Stage: Opening Plenary Session, 2020-09)
    29 september 2020: The SAO Chair, Einar Gunnarsson, will provide an overview of the SMM and the webinar series, general objectives and expected outcomes from the discussions over the next several weeks. He will introduce ...
  • SMM Draft concept and modalities note 

    Arctic Council Secretariat (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2020-09)
    Details and logistics