Joined: Barrow Ministerial meeting, 2000

Olivier Poivre D'Arvor
Ambassador for Polar and Maritime Issues

Didier Ortolland
Assistant Director for Law of the Sea, River Law and Polar Affairs
Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes
Direction des affaires juridiques, République Française
DJ/Mer 57 Boulevard des Invalides 75007 Paris

Featured Projects

Red Knots. Photo: Morten Ekker

Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI)

Improving the status and secure the long-term sustainability of declining Arctic breeding migratory bird populations.

Actions for Arctic Biodiversity

Implementing the recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment.

Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON)

SAON's vision is a connected, collaborative, and comprehensive long-term pan-Arctic Observing System that serves societal needs.
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Contaminant issues: POPs and mercury

Assessing the effects of contaminants in the Arctic

Circumpolar Seabird Expert Group (CBird)

Since seabirds travel great distances over both marine and terrestrial environments, they are excellent indicators of overall ecosystem health.