The Arctic Council’s six Working Groups - ACAP, AMAP, CAFF, EPPR, PAME and SDWG - have produced many landmark studies and reports on the Arctic environment and communities.

This article contains a selection of some of their most important work, with a focus on recently-produced assessments.

The Arctic Council’s six Working Groups …

ACAP (website)

AMAP (website)

CAFF (website)

EPPR (website)

PAME (website)

SDWG (website)

… have produced many landmark studies and reports on the Arctic environment and communities. Below is a selection of some of their most important work, with a focus on recently-produced assessments.

2015

CAFF: Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative
Website / Work Plan

CAFF: Actions for Arctic Biodiversity: Implementing the Recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment 2013-2021
Website / Work Plan

SDWG: Sharing Hope: Circumpolar Perspectives on Promising Practices for Promoting Mental Wellness and Resilience
Report

SDWG: Arctic Adaptation Exchange: Facilitating Adaptation to Climate Change
Website

2014

CAFF: Arctic Biodiversity Data Service (ongoing) 
Website

AMAP: Arctic Ocean Acidification 2013: An Overview 
Report

CAFF: Arctic Biodiversity Congress
Website / Co-Chairs Report

2013

CAFF: Arctic Biodiversity Assessment 2013
Website / Full report / Synthesis / Report for Policy Makers

EPPR: Recommended Practices for Arctic Oil Spill Prevention 
Full Report / Summary

PAME: Arctic Ocean Review
Final Report / Executive Summary

AMAP: Identification of Arctic marine areas of heightened ecological and cultural significance 
Report

SDWG: Arctic Social Indicators II
Report

ACAP: Environmentally Sound Management of Obsolete Pesticides in the Russian Federation
Report

AMAP: Videos from the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme
Videos

CAFF: Life Linked to Ice
Website / Report

PAME: Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment 2013 Progress Report 
Report

CAFF: Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity Monitoring Plan 
Plan / Brochure / Poster / Overall CBMP site

CAFF: Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan
Plan / Poster / Overall CBMP site

CAFF: Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program Strategic Plan 2013-2017
Website / Report / Poster

2012

CAFF: Arctic Species Trend Index: Key findings 
Website / Report

AMAP: Arctic Climate Issues 2011 (Changes in Snow, Water Ice and Permafrost)
Project website (NOTE: SWIPA updates are currently planned or ongoing)

SDWG: Circumpolar Health Systems Review / Circumpolar Health Observatory (website)
Report / Website

2011

EPPR: Behaviour of Oil and Other Hazardous and Noxious Substances Spilled in Arctic Waters
Report

AMAP: Arctic Pollution 2011 
Report (NOTE: This is the most recent AMAP assessment of Mercury in the Arctic)

CAFF: Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan
Plan / Brochure / Poster / Overall CBMP site

PAME: Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment 2011 Progress Report
Report

SDWG: Arctic Stats (Web-based)
Website

SDWG: Circumpolar Nutrition Guide
Report

2010

CAFF: Arctic Species Trend Index 2010
Website / Report

CAFF: Arctic Biodiversity 2010
Website / Report

2009

PAME: Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Guidelines
Report

AMAP: Arctic Pollution 2009 
Report (NOTE: This is the most recent AMAP assessment of POPs, Radioactivity and Human Health in the Arctic. Update assessments are currently ongoing.)

PAME: Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) 2009 Report
Report

SDWG: Arctic Human Health
Report

SDWG: Best Practices in Ecosystem-based Ocean management
Report

SDWG: Hopes and Resilience. Suicide Prevention in the Arctic
Report

SDWG: Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Arctic
Report

2008

SDWG: Economy of the North 2008
Report

2007

AMAP: Arctic Oil and Gas 2007 (Historical)
Project website

2006

SDWG: Sustainable Model for Arctic Regional Tourism
Report

2005

ACAP: Arctic Mercury Releases Inventory
Report

SDWG: Analysis of Arctic Children and Youth Health Indicators
Report

2004

PAME: Arctic Marine Strategic Plan
Report

AMAP/CAFF: Arctic Climate Impact Assessment 2004 
Project website (NOTE: The information in this report has been superseded by updated assessments of many of the issues addressed therein.)

SDWG: Arctic Human Development Report
Website

2003

ACAP: Environmentally Sound Management and Elimination of PCBs in Russia
Project website

2001

CAFF: Arctic Flora and Fauna
Report

1997

AMAP: Arctic Pollution Issues 
Report (NOTE: The information in this report has been superseded by updated assessments of many of the issues addressed therein.)

Actions for Arctic Biodiversity: Implementing the Recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment 2013-2021