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Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

PAME and CAFF have joined forces and are working on a project on Arctic Marine Protected and Important Areas that consists of three phases, each building upon the other, ...
24 Sep 2015
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Scientific Cooperation Task Force (SCTF) meets in Copenhagen

At the sixth meeting of the Arctic Council's Scientific Cooperation Task Force in Copenhagen, the focus was on drafting the text of the agreement, the goal of which ...
23 Sep 2015
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Implementation of the Arctic Marine Strategic Plan

The Arctic Council’s Arctic Marine Strategic Plan 2015-2025 (AMSP) provides a framework to guide the Council’s actions to protect Arctic marine and coastal ecosystems and...
21 Sep 2015
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The Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI)

The Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI): protecting Arctic lifestyles and peoples through migratory bird conservation, is a Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (C...
14 Sep 2015
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Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON)

The purpose of the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) is to support and strengthen the development of multinational engagement for sustained and coordinated pan-...
14 Sep 2015
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Following up on the Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment

Six years after its original publication, the AMSA Report continues to resonate as both a comprehensive and an authoritative analysis on the subject of Arctic shipping. T...
14 Sep 2015
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Arctic TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity)

The Arctic TEEB project is producing a Scoping Study that explores the possibilities of capturing the Arctic’s diverse values beyond today’s market mechanisms.
14 Sep 2015
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Actions for Arctic Biodiversity

Actions for Biodiversity 2013-2021: implementing the recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA), is the implementation plan for the Arctic Biodiversity A...
14 Sep 2015
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Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic (AACA)

“Climate, environmental, and socio-economic drivers will interact and amplify the complexity of decision-making in an unpredictable and rapidly changing Arctic. Cumulativ...
14 Sep 2015
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Popular Documents

Below are links to several concise documents that provide good reference materials for anyone interested in the Arctic Council and its work.
11 Sep 2015
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Arctic Economic Council Secretariat opens in Tromsø

On 8 September 2015, the Arctic Economic Council Secretariat was officially opened in Tromsø, Norway...
11 Sep 2015
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Historic meeting of Arctic Council Working Groups

In the week of 14-18 September, four of the Arctic Council's six Working Groups will be gathering simultaneously in Tromsø...
10 Sep 2015
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First Live Arctic Search and Rescue Exercise - SAREX 2012

The first live search and rescue exercise among the 8 Arctic states, “SAREX 2012”, took place 10-14 September in stormy weather and high seas in a remote area along Green...
01 Sep 2015
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Negotiations in Helsinki on New Arctic Agreement on Marine Oil Pollution Response

At the 2011 Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Nuuk the ministers mandated a Task Force to prepare an international instrument on Arctic marine oil pollution preparedn...
01 Sep 2015
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First Arctic Council SAR exercise in Whitehorse, Canada

The first Arctic Council Search and Rescue exercise took place October 4-6, 2011 in Whitehorse, Yukon. 80 delegates and observers from the eight Arctic Council member sta...
01 Sep 2015
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Marine biodiversity

With a warming climate, marine biodiversity faces a number of challenges. In order to understand these changes in marine ecosystems, the Conservation of Arctic Flora and ...
01 Sep 2015
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Search and Rescue in the Arctic

At the 2009 Ministerial Meeting in Tromsø, the Arctic Council decided to establish a Task Force with a mandate to develop an international instrument on cooperation on Se...
01 Sep 2015
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Arctic Ocean Review Project (AOR)

AOR is a two-phased project lead by the working group PAME (Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment)and intends to analyze the status and trends in the Arctic marine ...
01 Sep 2015
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Discussion on Arctic climate change at COP 18

On December 6 in Doha, as the COP 18 climate change negotiations switched gears for the finale, the Swedish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council arranged a side event on cl...
01 Sep 2015
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2012 Arctic Report Cards describe dramatic changes in the Arctic

The Arctic Report Cards produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are a source of reliable and brief information on the current state of the ...
01 Sep 2015
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November

2021

January
19 Jan-21 Jan 2021
EGBCM working meeting Online
February
01 Feb-04 Feb 2021
CAFF Biennial - Plenary Online
03 Feb-04 Feb 2021
SDWG meeting Reykjanesbær, Iceland
March
09 Mar 2021
SAO Executive Meeting Akureyri, Iceland
10 Mar-11 Mar 2021
SAO Plenary Meeting Akureyri, Iceland
April
14 Apr-15 Apr 2021
SAO Executive Meeting Reykjanesbær, Iceland
May
19 May-20 May 2021
Ministerial Meeting Iceland
September
27 Sep-01 Oct 2021
Cryosphere, Climate and Water in a Warming World Reykjavík, Iceland
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