Circumpolar biodiversity monitoring program (CBMP): Coastal expert workshop meeting report

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Abstract

The Coastal Expert Workshop, which took place in Ottawa, Canada from March 1 to 3, 2016, initiated the development of the Arctic Coastal Biodiversity Monitoring Plan (Coastal Plan). Meeting participants, including northern residents, representatives from industry, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), academia, and government regulators and agencies from across the circumpolar Arctic, discussed current biodiversity monitoring efforts, key issues facing biodiversity in Arctic coastal areas, and collectively identified monitoring indicators, or Focal Ecosystem Components (FECs). On February 29, the day before the workshop, a full day was allocated to Traditional Knowledge (TK) holders to meet and elucidate how this important knowledge can be included in the process of building the Coastal Plan and monitoring biodiversity in Arctic coastal areas, along with scientific data and variables.

This document provides 1) background information about the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme and the Coastal Expert Monitoring Group, 2) overviews on workshop presentations and breakout sessions, and 3) details regarding outcomes of the workshop that will inform the drafting of the Coastal Plan.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Circumpolar biodiversity monitoring program (CBMP): Coastal expert workshop meeting report
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
Contributing office(s) Alaska Regional Director's Office
Description 53 p.
First page 1
Last page 52
Conference Title Circumpolar biodiversity monitoring program (CBMP) coastal expert workshop meeting
Conference Location Ottawa, Canada
Conference Date Feb. 29- March 3, 2016