Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme coastal biodiversity monitoring background paper

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Abstract

In 2014, the United States (U.S.) and Canada agreed to act as co-lead countries for the initial development of the Coastal Expert Monitoring Group (CEMG) as part of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP, www. cbmp.is) under the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF, www.caff.is) working group. The CAFF Management Board approved Terms of Reference for the CEMG in the spring of 2014.

The primary goal of the CEMG is to develop a long term, integrated, multi-disciplinary, circumpolar Arctic Coastal Biodiversity Monitoring Plan (the Coastal Plan) that relies on science and Traditional Knowledge, and has direct and relevant application for communities, industry, government decision makers, and other users. In addition to the monitoring plan, the CAFF working group has asked the CBMP, and thus the CEMG, to develop an implementation plan that identifies timeline, costs, organizational structure and partners. This background paper provides a platform for the guidance for the development of the Coastal Plan and is produced by the CEMG with assistance from a number of experts in multiple countries.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Other Report
Title Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme coastal biodiversity monitoring background paper
ISBN 978-9935-431-50-9
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher CAFF International Secretariat
Publisher location Akureyri, Iceland
Contributing office(s) Alaska Regional Director's Office
Description 23 p.