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Biodiversity Indicators: Land Cover Change Index

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)’s Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) is developing a suite of indicators to provide a better understandi...
14 Oct 2015

SDWG meets in Alaska to discuss ongoing and upcoming projects

The Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) met recently in Chena Hot Springs, Alaska.
13 Oct 2015

Senior Arctic Officials Meet in Anchorage, Alaska

The first plenary SAO meeting during the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council is coming up in Anchorage, Alaska.
12 Oct 2015

Interview with Ulrik Westman, ACAP Chair

A brief interview with Ulrik Westman, recently-appointed Chair of Working Group ACAP.
09 Oct 2015

Workshop: Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response

Representatives from the Arctic Council participated in an EPPR MOSPA exercise workshop held September 15-17, 2015 at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. T...
30 Sep 2015

Biodiversity Indicators: Migratory Bird Index

In partnership with UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, the Zoological Society of London and WWF, CAFF’s CBMP is developing a report on the status and trends of 12...
28 Sep 2015

Introducing the Arctic Biodiversity Data Service

The goal of the Arctic Biodiversity Data Service is to facilitate access, integration, analysis and display of biodiversity information for scientists, practitioners, man...
24 Sep 2015

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

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 is to...
23 Sep 2015

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

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

SAON - Coordinating Arctic observing and data-sharing

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

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.
14 Sep 2015

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

Actions for Arctic Biodiversity released

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

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

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

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

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

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