Integrated Arctic Social Observation System for Circumpolar Assessment (IASOS-CASEAS) under the activity of the Arctic Council, IPY and its Sub-committee on Observations.
"IASOS-CASEAS is aimed to two interrelated activities: 1) the enhancement of Arctic Residents’ Network of Socio-Environment Assessment, Observation and Education for Sustainable Development (ARN); 2) the installation of the international Centre for Arctic Social Monitoring and sustainable development (CASM). The ARN will be constructed to serve as a real instrument for socio-economic monitoring, integrating local/traditional knowledge, science and policy and allowing to integrate not only circumpolar scientists from different disciplines, decision-makers but local/indigenous peoples interested to share their experience and compare best results in achieving sustainability in communities and local settlements. The main objective of IASOS-СASEAS activity are human capacities development and better quality of life. To achieve this a comprehensive educational programme is invisioned being necessary to provide the active participation of all Arctic residents including indigenous communities, women and young scientists in socially oriented monitoring." /.../
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Observing the Arctic. December 2009. Report of the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) Initiating Group. Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) Initiating Group (SAON Initiating Group (SAON-IG), 2009)"This report, prepared by the SAON Initiating Group (IG), summarizes the collective efforts of 350 Arctic researchers, representatives of inter-governmental, national and subnational government agencies, representatives ...
The Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) Process. A Report to Senior Arctic Officials .Copenhagen, Denmark. November 12, 2009. Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) (Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP); International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), 2009)"In November 2006, the Arctic Council urged all member nations to maintain and extend long‐term monitoring of change in the Arctic, with a view to building a lasting legacy of the International Polar Year. Further, the AC ...
Arctic Council’s Oulu SAO meeting May 15-16, 2002: Arctic Policies of the Observer Countries: Agenda Item 9. The Netherlands. Unknown author (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2002)"Mr. Chairman, The Netherlands has been involved in the Arctic region for centuries. As you know, the Barents Sea is named after the Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz, who spent a grueling winter on Novaya Zemlya in 1596/97 ...