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EPPR helps small communities prepare for oil spill risks with launch of educational video

The video creates awareness on impacts and risks of oil spills and challenges they may create in small communities
01 Dec 2020

Navigating Arctic waters with the Arctic Council and the International Maritime Organization

Through the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment Working Group, the Arctic Council and IMO work together to encourage implementation of the Polar Code. Now in its ...
27 Nov 2020

Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum Sees Record Attendance with Major Increase in Usage of its Web Portal

The Arctic Council’s Working Group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment established the Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum to raise awareness o...
25 Nov 2020

A toolbox for comprehensive plastics monitoring in the Arctic

AMAP’s Expert Group on Litter and Microplastics is developing the first monitoring plan that is looking for plastics in the entire ecosystem
20 Nov 2020

Sustainable solutions in a virtual setting

Green energy, youth engagement and a sneak-peak into the plans for the upcoming Russian Chairmanship were some of the points on the agenda of the first ever virtual Senio...
19 Nov 2020

Climate and marine environment on the agenda for the Icelandic Chairmanship’s second Senior Arctic Officials meeting

The virtual meeting will focus on climate and green energy solutions; marine environment issues; and human health; and initiate preparations for the Arctic Council Minist...
15 Nov 2020

A step towards stronger and better coordination on marine topics

When the Arctic Council’s new marine cooperation initiative, the Senior Arctic Officials’ (SAO) based Marine Mechanism (SMM), was launched in September 2020, the Chair of...
04 Nov 2020

The road towards enhanced marine coordination in the Arctic Council

The work that led to the Arctic Council’s new Marine Mechanism - an interview with Jóhann Sigurjónsson, Co-Chair of the Council’s Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation
03 Nov 2020

Cooperation and consensus

The moderators of the Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials based Marine Mechanism, a new format to enhance marine cooperation, summarize key point and outcomes of the...
03 Nov 2020

At the doorway to the Arctic: An Aleut perspective on a sustainable Arctic Ocean

As the northern waterways open up to container vessel traffic, the Aleut people find themselves at the doorstep to Arctic shipping. Once the Northern Sea Route is travers...
03 Nov 2020

How to reduce emissions of black carbon and methane in the Arctic

Significant reductions in emissions of black carbon and methane and economic gains can be achieved if Best Available Technology (BAT) and Best Environmental Practices (BE...
30 Oct 2020

Life in the Arctic Ocean

Join Dr Libby Logerwell on an expedition into the waters of the Arctic Ocean. Dr Logerwell is a marine biologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (N...
29 Oct 2020

Exploring the Arctic Ocean: The agreement that protects an unknown ecosystem

A thick layer of multiyear sea ice once completely covered the central Arctic Ocean. But as the ice continues to retreat, waters that were previously only accessible to h...
28 Oct 2020

Arctic wetlands and biodiversity management: the fundamental role Indigenous peoples play

In the last three centuries, wetlands have reduced by 85% globally, three times faster than forests. Internationally, wetlands have lost 76% of their species over the las...
27 Oct 2020

Mercury and toxic cocktails affect the Arctic ecosystems, wildlife and human health – How to take action?

Tackling mercury pollution is a priority for the Arctic Contaminants Action Program Working Group. Why is it an issue in the Arctic?
23 Oct 2020

Report on Heavy Fuel Oil in the Arctic launched

The Arctic Council's Working Group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) issued its second Arctic Shipping Status Report – Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) U...
21 Oct 2020

Healthy communities need healthy oceans - An Athabaskan perspective on a sustainable Arctic Ocean

Chief Gary Harrison is chairman of the Chickaloon Native Village, located North-East of Anchorage, Alaska, and representative of the Arctic Athabaskan Council. As the Arc...
19 Oct 2020

Suggestions from the coast: An Inuit perspective on a sustainable Arctic Ocean

Jim Stotts, president of the Alaskan chapter of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC), was one of five experts joining the panel at the first thematic webinar in a meeting ...
13 Oct 2020

Biodiversity: Awareness has increased, as has our knowledge

CAFF Chair Mark Marissink on the fifth Global Biodiversity Outlook
08 Oct 2020

Second Arctic Resilience Forum kicks off

On Wednesday, 7 October 2020, the second Arctic Resilience Forum kicks off in its new virtual format. Originally planned as an onsite event on Iceland’s East coast, the f...
05 Oct 2020
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Calendar

2021

January
12 Jan-14 Jan 2021
EPPR Working Group meetings Online
19 Jan-21 Jan 2021
EGBCM working meeting Online
19 Jan-20 Jan 2021
EPPR plenary meeting Online
27 Jan-28 Jan 2021
AMAP Shipping Expert Group meeting Online
February
01 Feb-04 Feb 2021
CAFF Biennial - Plenary Online
03 Feb-04 Feb 2021
SDWG meeting Reykjanesbær, Iceland
04 Feb-06 Feb 2021
PAME II-2020 Plenary Meeting Online
March
09 Mar 2021
SAO Executive Meeting Iceland
10 Mar-11 Mar 2021
SAO Plenary Meeting Iceland
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