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News: Ocean

Interview with Magnús Jóhannesson, the Special Coordinator on Plastics

Magnús Jóhannesson is the Council’s designated special coordinator on plastics, marine litter. In this interview, the former Director of the Arctic Council Secretariat sp...
31 Jul 2019

New Observer: The International Maritime Organization

IMO attaches a particular interest in the Council’s work on search and rescue, pollution response and maritime safety, as well as in the protection of the marine environm...
23 Jul 2019

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

First meeting during Iceland's Arctic Council Chairmanship

Iceland hosted its first Senior Arctic Officials’ (SAO) executive meeting since assuming the Arctic Council’s Chairmanship in May.
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

EPPR table-top exercise on oil spill response in the Arctic

A table-top exercise of the 2013 Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic will be run in Oulu, Finland, on 7 March 2018. T...
05 Mar 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

New Observer: ICES

"ICES is keen to work with the Arctic Council to improve scientific understanding in the Arctic..."
27 Jul 2017

Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation continues discussions at meeting in Stockholm

The Arctic Council’s Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation (TFAMC) met for a second time on 4-5 February 2016 in Stockholm.
24 Feb 2016

Interviews with co-chairs of the Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation

The Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation (TFAMC) was established at the 2015 Arctic Council ministerial meeting to assess the future needs for a mechanism for increase...
29 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

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

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

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 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

Environmental Provisions of Polar Code adopted

On 15 May, the environmental provisions of the Polar Code were adopted by the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)...
17 Jul 2015

Arctic Ocean Safety, Security & Stewardship

The second of three thematic pillars of the United States Chairmanship program is “Arctic Ocean Safety, Security and Stewardship”…
17 Jul 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

Interview: Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

We spoke with Koji Sekimizu, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, about the Polar Code, the IMO and the Arctic Council…
25 Feb 2015
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