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Towards an international symposium on plastics in the Arctic

The “International Symposium on the Threat of Plastics to the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Marine Environment” will take place in Reykjavik 21-23 April 2020.
26 Jun 2019

Large Marine Ecosystems of the Arctic: New fact sheets

A new series of fact sheets on the Large Marine Ecosystems of the Arctic provides a new lens through which to see the Arctic's natural boundaries.
31 Jul 2018

Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum Launches Public Web Portal

Today, the Arctic Council’s Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum launched a public Web Portal to assist in the effective implementation of the International Ma...
15 May 2018

Interview: Renée Sauvé, Chair of PAME

"Finland is providing leadership on initiatives that clearly link to the stewardship of the Arctic marine environment, such as their efforts related to environmental impa...
28 Aug 2017

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

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

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

Arctic Ocean Review Project (AOR)

AOR is a two-phased project lead by the working group PAME (Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment) and intends to analyze the status and trends in the Arctic marine...
01 Sep 2015

Arctic Marine Tourism Project taking shape

The Arctic Marine Tourism Project (AMTP) is part of a renewed effort by the Arctic Council to analyze and promote sustainable tourism across the circumpolar Arctic. The A...
19 Aug 2015

Interview: Renée Sauvé, PAME Chair

Along with the incoming U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, many of the Arctic Council Working Groups (ACAP, AMAP, CAFF, EPPR, PAME and SDWG) have also welcomed new ...
13 Aug 2015

Responsible Economic and Resource Development in the Arctic

It is recognized that the economic potential of the Arctic is enormous, and its sustainable development is key to the region's resilience and prosperity...
17 Apr 2015

Safe Shipping and Marine Environmental Protection

The Arctic Council’s vision for the Arctic marine environment is one that is healthy, productive, and resilient, and that supports human well-being...
14 Apr 2015

New Guidelines from PAME on Arctic Oil and Gas Safety Management

A new report from Working Group PAME provides guidance on options to promote improved safety culture and robust safety management systems in the Arctic offshore oil and g...
22 May 2014

Arctic Council recognized by Baltic Sea navies

The Arctic Council has been recognized for its “continuous commitment [to] the development and environmental protection of the Arctic” by the Sea Surveillance Co-operatio...
07 Mar 2014

Three PAME workshops on the Arctic marine environment

During the week of 10-14 June, 2013, the Arctic Council’s Working Group on Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) convened three workshops in Reykjavík, Icela...
22 Jul 2013

Arctic Council working groups complete documents for Ministerial

Last week three of the Arctic Council working groups held their last meetings before the Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna in May.
20 Feb 2013

PAME Health and Safety Workshop

The Protection of Arctic Marine Environments (PAME) working group held a Health Safety and Environmental Management Systems (HSEMS) Workshop in Keflavik, Iceland 10-12 Ju...
05 Jul 2012

The Experts Group on Arctic Ecosystem-Based Management met in Gothenburg

The Arctic Council Experts Group on Arctic Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) met to work towards a common understanding on Ecosystem Based Management in the Arctic.
19 Apr 2012

PAME Working Group meeting in Stockholm

The Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) working group of the Arctic Council is meeting in Stockholm, Sweden for their first meeting of 2012. The meeting is...
27 Mar 2012

Phase II of the Arctic Ocean Review

Project (AOR) is a multi-phased project led by the working group PAME (Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment) to review the status and trends of the Arctic marine e...
15 Mar 2012
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08 Feb 2022
SDWG Executive Meeting 2022-I Online
08 Mar 2022
CAFF-I 2022 Session 1 Online
15 Mar 2022
CAFF-I 2022 Session 2 Online
22 Mar 2022
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26 Mar-01 Apr 2022
Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2022 Tromsø, Norway
28 Mar-31 Mar 2022
CAFF-I 2022 Executive Meeting Kittilä, Finland
30 Mar-01 Apr 2022
Arctic Observing Summit 2022 Tromsø, Norway
31 Mar-01 Apr 2022
PAME-I 2022 Sweden
11 Apr-13 Apr 2022
Arctic Territory of Dialogue St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
21 May-23 May 2022
SDWG-I 2022 Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation
24 May-26 May 2022
SAO Executive and Plenary I 2022 Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation
06 Jun-10 Jun 2022
EPPR-I 2022 Torshavn, Faroe Islands
21 Aug-26 Aug 2022
Cryosphere, Climate and Water in a Warming World Reykjavík, Iceland
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