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 support environmental, economic and sociocultural values for current and future generations." The goals of this Strategic Plan were as follows: • Reduce and prevent pollution in the Arctic marine environment • Conserve Arctic marine biodiversity and ecosystem functions • Promote the health and prosperity of all Arctic inhabitants • Advance sustainable Arctic marine resource use The environmental, economic and socio-cultural changes occurring in the Arctic today are primarily driven by two key factors: climate change and increasing economic activity. The 29 strategic actions in the AMSP were selected according to its goals, principles and approaches, taking into consideration the current and emerging situation affecting the Arctic marine environment, its ecological integrity and the social, cultural, economic and physical well-being of its peoples.

Recent Submissions

  • PAME Main Achievements; Summary Report 2015-2017 

    Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment, 2017-05-11)
    The programme for the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) was established by the Arctic Council Ministers in Nuuk, Greenland, September 1993.
  • Arctic Council Arctic Marine Strategic Plan 2015-2025; Status of Implementation 2015-2017 

    Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment, 2017-05-11)
    The Arctic Council's Arctic Marine Strategic Plan 2015-2025 (AMSP) was approved in April 2015 at the 9th Ministerial meeting in Iqaluit, Canada. It provides a framework to guide its actions to protect Arctic marine and ...
  • PAME Work Plan 2017-2019 

    Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment, 2017-05-11)
    PAME focuses on the marine agenda of the Arctic Council and provides a unique forum for collaboration on a wide range of activities directed towards the protection and sustainable use of the Arctic marine environment.
  • Arctic Invasive Alien Species: Strategy and Action Plan 2017 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF); Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna and Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment, 2017-05-11)
    Globally, invasive alien species are among the most significant drivers of biodiversity loss (McNeely et al. 2001, Bellard et al. 2016) and, in some ecosystems, they are clearly the primary contributors to species endangerment ...
  • 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 Workshop Report 

    Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Arctic Council's Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment Working Group (PAME), 2003)
    The Workshop was held as part of the development of an Arctic Marine Strategic Plan for the Arctic Council under the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) Working Group and the co-leadership of Iceland and ...
  • 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 ...