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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

Arctic shipping activity and coastal marine biodiversity

This article, which is focused on shipping activity and coastal marine biodiversity in the Arctic, is part of a series highlighting issues from the CAFF's landmark Arctic...
19 Nov 2014

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

Senior Arctic Official Gustaf Lind on the Development of Arctic shipping

In March 2014, Gustaf Lind, Senior Arctic Official for Sweden, spoke in London at a Conference on Sustainable Arctic Shipping and Marine Operations organized and supporte...
01 May 2014

Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials Patrick Borbey on sustainable Arctic shipping

In March 2014, Patrick Borbey, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials, spoke in London at a Conference on Sustainable Arctic Shipping and Marine Operations. In a brief int...
29 Apr 2014

Secretary General of IMO attends Arctic Council meeting

Mr. Koji Sekimizu, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), attended the most recent meeting of Senior Arctic Officials in Yellowknife, Canada....
10 Apr 2014

Arctic Council works to prevent Arctic marine oil pollution

The Task Force on Arctic Marine Oil Pollution Prevention (TFOPP) was established at the Kiruna Ministerial Meeting in May, 2013 to explore how the Arctic Council can help...
04 Mar 2014
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