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AAC

Arctic Athabaskan Council

AACA

Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic (AMAP project)

ABA

Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (CAFF, 2013)

ABDS

Arctic Biodiversity Data Service (CAFF)

AC

Arctic Council

ACAP

Arctic Contaminants Action Program Working Group (1 of 6 Working Groups)

ACGF

Arctic Coast Guard Forum

ACIA

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (AMAP, 2005)

ACOPS

Advisory Committee on Protection of the Seas (Observer)

ACS

Arctic Council Secretariat

AEC

Arctic Economic Council

AEPS

Arctic Environment Protection Strategy

AHDR

Artic Human Development Report (2004, 2015)

AHHEG

Arctic Human Health Expert Group (SDWG)

AIA

Aleut International Association

AINA

Arctic Institute of North America (Observer)

AMAP

Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program Working Group (1 of 6 Working Groups)

"AMAROK"

The Arctic Council Tracking Tool 

AMATII

Arctic Maritime and Aviation Transportation Infrastructure Initiative (SDWG, 2011-2013)

AMBI

Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (CAFF)

AMIUM

Arctic Marine Indigenous Use Mapping: Tools for Communities (PAME)

AMSA

Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (PAME, 2009)

AMSP

Arctic Marine Strategic Plan 2015-2025 (PAME, 2015)

AMTP

Arctic Marine Tourism Project (PAME)

AOA

Arctic Ocean Acidification (AMAP, 2013)

AON   

Arctic Observatories Network

AOOGG

Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Guidelines (PAME, 2009)

AOR

Arctic Ocean Review Project (PAME, AMAP)

AORF

Arctic Offshore Regulators’ Forum

Arctic TEEB

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in the Arctic (CAFF)

AREA

Arctic Renewable Energy Atlas (SDWG project)

ARENA

Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy (SDWG project)

ARR / ARA

Arctic Resilience Report / Arctic Resilience Assessment

ASDS

Arctic Shipping Data Service (PAME)

ASTD

Arctic Ship Traffic Data (РАМЕ)

ASTI

Arctic Species Trend Index (CAFF)

AWRH   

Association of World Reindeer Herders (Observer)

BCM

Black carbon and methane

BSSN   

Bering Sea Sub-network

CAFF  

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Working Group (1 of 6 Working Groups)

C&O group

Communications and outreach group

CBird

The Circumpolar Seabird Expert Group (CAFF)

CBM

Community-Based Monitoring (CAFF)

CBMP

Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CAFF)

CBVM

Circumboreal Vegetation Map/ Mapping (CAFF)

CCU

Circumpolar Conservation Union (Observer)

CEMG

Coastal Expert Monitoring Group (CAFF)

CFG

Circumpolar Flora Group (CAFF)

CLEO

Circumpolar Local Environmental Observer Network (АСАР)

CPAN

Circumpolar Protected Areas Network (CAFF)

DCE

Designated/contributing expert (AMAP)

EA

Ecosystem Approach (to management)

EALLU

Arctic Indigenous Youth, Climate Change and Food Culture (SDWG project)

EBM

Ecosystem-Based Management

EBSAs

Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas (AMAP, CAFF, PAME)

EC   

European Commission

ECONOR

Economy of the North (SDWG project)

ECORA

An Integrated Ecosystems Management Approach to Conserve Biodiversity and Minimize Habitat Fragmentation in Three Selected Model Areas in the Russian Arctic (CAFF, 2009)

EG

Expert Group

EGBCM

Expert Group in support of implementation of the Framework for Action on Black Carbon and Methane

EPPR   

Emergency Prevention Preparedness and Response Working Group (1 of 6 Working Groups)

(Arctic) ERMA

The Environmental Response Management Application (EPPR)

EU   

European Union (EU Commission, Observer)

FCZ

Fisheries Conservation Zone

FEMG

Freshwater Expert Monitoring Group (CAFF)

GCI   

Gwich’in Council International

GIS

Geographic Information System

HFO

Heavy Fuel Oil (PAME)

HHAG

Human Health Assessment Group (AMAP)

HoD

Head of Delegation

HSEMS

Health Safety and Environmental Management Systems (PAME)

IASC   

International Arctic Science Committee (Observer)

IASSA

International Arctic Social Sciences Association (Observer)

ICC   

Inuit Circumpolar Council

ICES

International Council for the Exploration of the Seas  (Observer)

IEA

Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (PAME)

IFRC

International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (Observer)

IHWMS

Integrated Hazardous Waste Management Strategy (ACAP)

IPCAP EG

Indigenous Peoples Contaminant Action Program Expert Group (ACAP)

IP   

Indigenous Peoples

IPS   

Indigenous Peoples Secretariat

IUCH

International Union for Circumpolar Health (Observer)

IUCN   

International Union for Conservation of Nature (Observer)

IWGIA

International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (Observer)

KNE

Key National Expert (AMAP)

LME

Large Marine Ecosystem (PAME)

MEMA

Meaningful Engagement of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Marine Activities (PAME, SDWG)

MOSPA

Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic (2013)

MPA

Marine protected area

NAMMCO

North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission (Observer)

NCM

Nordic Council of Ministers (Observer)

NEFCO   

Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (Observer)

NF

Northern Forum (Observer)

NGS

National Geographic Society (Observer)

O&G

Oil and gas

OSPAR 

The Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic 

PAME   

Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment Working Group (1 of 6 Working Groups)

PCB

Polychlorinated biphenyls

POP

Persistent Organic Pollutant

PP   

Permanent Participant

PSI   

Project Support Instrument

RAIPON

Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North

RPA   

Regional Programme of Action

RRFP

Regional Reception Facilities Plan (PAME)

SAMBR

State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Report (CAFF)

SAO

Senior Arctic Official

SAOC

SAO Chair (Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials)

SAON

Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks

SAR

Search and rescue

SCPAR

Standing Committee of the Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region (Observer)

SCTF

Task Force on Enhancing Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic

SDI

Spatial Data Infrastructure 

SDWG

Sustainable Development Working Group (1 of 6 Working Groups)

SECEG

Social, Economic and Cultural Expert Group (SDWG)

SLCF

Short-lived climate forcers

SLCP EG

Short Lived Climate Pollutants Expert Group (ACAP) 

SWIPA

Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (AMAP assessment)

TBD / TBC

To be determined / To be considered

TFAMC

Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation

TFBCM

Task Force on Black Carbon and Methane

TFCBF

Task Force to Facilitate the Circumpolar Business Forum

TFICA

Task Force on Improved Connectivity in the Arctic

TFII

Task Force for Institutional Issues

TFOPP

Task Force on Arctic Marine Oil Pollution Prevention

TFTIA

Task Force on Telecommunications Infrastructure in the Arctic

TLK 

Traditional and Local Knowledge

ToR

Terms of Reference

UArctic

University of the Arctic (Observer)

UAS   

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

UN-ECE   

United Nations Economic Commission of Europe (Observer)

UNDP  

United Nations Development Programme (Observer)

UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme (Observer)

WASH

Improving Health in Arctic Communities through Safe and

Affordable Access to Household Running Water and Sewer: Water,

Sanitation and Health (SDWG project)

WG   

Working Group (of the Arctic Council)

WMO

World Meteorological Organization (Observer)

WNC

West Nordic Council (Observer)

WWF   

World Wide Fund for Nature – Global Arctic Program (Observer)

 

National Agencies, External Bodies, International Organizations/Conventions

ACGF

Arctic Coast Guard Forum

AEWA

African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement

BEAC

Barents Euro-Arctic Council

CBD

Convention on Biological Diversity

CBSS

Council of the Baltic Sea States

CCAC

Climate and Clean Air Coalition

CliC

Climate and Cryosphere

CLRTAP

Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution

CMS

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

EAAFP

East Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership

EEA

European Environment Agency

EMERCOM

"Agency for Support and Coordination of Russian Participation in International Humanitarian Operations” of the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergencies of the Russian Federation (RF)

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency (USA, Sweden)

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization (UN)

GBIF

Global Biodiversity Information Facility

GEF

Global Environment Facility

HELCOM

Helsinki Commission, protection of Baltic marine environment

 

IMO

International Maritime Organization (UN)

IPPI

International Polar Partnership Initiative

IPY

International Polar Year

ISO

International Organization for Standardization

 

MARPOL

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships

MFA

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA)

 

PICES

North Pacific Marine Science Organization

PINRO

Polar Institute of Marine Fishery and Oceanography (RF)

SOLAS

International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea

UN

The United Nations

UNCLOS

UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982)

UNFCC

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

WHO

World Health Organization

 

WMU

World Maritime University