Overview of AMAP Initiatives for Monitoring and Assessment of Plastic Pollution in the Arctic

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 pan-Arctic environmental monitoring program and an accompanying comprehensive set of technical Monitoring Guidelines. Together, these will provide valuable information and guidance for national and regional institutions to consider when implementing their respective plastics monitoring initiatives.