The PAME Working Group's activities are directed towards protection of the Arctic marine environment. Increased economic activity and significant changes due to climatic processes are resulting in increased use, opportunities and threats to the Arctic marine and coastal environments.  These predicted changes require more integrated approaches to address both existing and emerging challenges of the Arctic marine and coastal environments. 

PAME's mandate is to address policy and non-emergency pollution prevention and control measures related to the protection of the Arctic marine environment from both land and sea-based activities. These include coordinated action programmes and guidelines complementing existing legal arrangements.

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Current Chairmanship





Renée Sauve

Director – Global Marine and Northern Affairs Bureau

Department of Fisheries and Oceans
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0E6

+1 613 991 6740

Executive Secretary

Soffia Gudmundsdottir

PAME Secretariat

+354 461 1355

+354 863 8576

+354 462 3390

Secretariat location: Akureyri, Iceland