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News: Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme

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

Mercury in the Arctic

The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) recently published a detailed scientific assessment on mercury in the Arctic, updating previous assessments made in ...
28 Aug 2015

The State of the Arctic 2009

The Arctic Report Cards are a timely source of clear, reliable and concise information on the state of the Arctic. The 2009 Arctic Report Cards was released last week...
28 Aug 2015

Interview with Martin Forsius, AMAP Chair

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

Addressing Pollution in the Arctic: from knowledge to action

The Arctic Council has a long and rich history of scientific assessment work on pollution and climate change issues and was one of the first forums to recognize the impor...
16 Apr 2015

AMAP releases Arctic Ocean Acidification Overview Report

The Arctic Council’s Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) working group has released its Arctic Ocean Acidification Overview Report. The Report introduces th...
14 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

Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic to break new ground

The rapidly-changing Arctic presents a challenge to those working on adaptation actions at the local, regional or global level. The inherent uncertainty of long-range cli...
09 Jan 2014

Long-term Warming and Environmental Change Persists in the Arctic

Though not as extreme as last year, the Arctic continues to show evidence of a shift to a new warmer, greener state in 2013, according to the Arctic Report Card, an annua...
18 Dec 2013

Arctic Council States welcome Minamata Convention on Mercury

The Minamata Convention, a global agreement “to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds,” will...
11 Oct 2013

Assessment of Arctic Ocean Acidification studies seawater pH

The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP) working group has released the first ever comprehensive assessment of Arctic Ocean acidification. The assessment was a...
05 Jul 2013

Educational film on ocean acidification in the Arctic

The Arctic Ocean Acidification (AOA) assessment, approved at the Kiruna Ministerial Meeting 15 May 2013, is the latest report by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Prog...
01 Jul 2013

Provisional programme released for AMAP international science conference on Arctic Ocean Acidification, Bergen, 6-8 May

The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) working group will organize a science conference on Arctic Ocean Acidification 6-8 May in Bergen, Norway.
08 Apr 2013

SWIPA informs global audience about changes in ice cover

Results of a comprehensive assessment of changes in the Arctic Cryosphere – Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) show rapid changes in major components o...
25 Jun 2012

New APECS director eager to begin shaping the future of polar research

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) was founded in 2006 as a branch of the 4th International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008. During the IPY conference Fr...
07 Jun 2012

Lars-Otto Reiersen receives 2012 SETAC Rachel Carson Award

Lars-Otto Reiersen, Executive Secretary of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) recently received the prestigious SETAC Rachel Carson Award.
24 May 2012

The Arctic Council at IPY From Knowledge to Action

The final International Polar Year (IPY) conference will be held in Montréal, Canada April 22-27. Over 2,500 participants are expected. Attendees include Arctic and Antar...
20 Apr 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

Arctic – A Messenger for Global Change

The Swedish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, along with the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) and Greenland, will present a side event on current envir...
30 Nov 2011

The Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) Assessment

The Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) Assessment was formally delivered by AMAP to the 7th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Nuuk on 12 May 2011.
14 Jun 2011
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