actors and agreements in the region
Global action and Global
Regional Seas Programme (with the Arctic as a partner
sea area):"A combination of several factors makes
the Arctic and its inhabitants among the most exposed
populations in the world. The biggest concerns today
are the effects from long-range air and sea transport
of contaminants and certain human activities such as
interference with ancient animal migration routes, oil
and chemical spills into the sea, and the unforeseen
impacts from climate change causing the melting of the
ice cover. Many of these impacts will take a very long
time to reverse: the low temperatures mean slow chemical
breakdown of contaminants, whereas populations of large
mammals can be slow to recover." >
Global programme of action for the protection of the
marine environment from land-based activities (UNEP
Economic Commission for Europe, UN ECE. >
Regional Office for Europe. >
conventions, agreements, action plans and actors
Environmental Protection Strategy. >
Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP). >
of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF). >
Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR). >
of the Arctic Marine Environment. >
Group on Sustainable Development (SDWG). >
Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control.
for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the
North-East Atlantic OSPAR Commission.
reports on the state of the marine and coastal environment
of the Arctic Environment Report. First assessment
with respect to pollution issues.
Quality Status Report 2000 Region I: Arctic
Environment Agency (EEA): State
of the European Arctic Environment.
EEA: State of the Environment Information System
Environment Outlook 3 (GEO3). Coastal and marine
Region (brief description of environmental state,
priority issues, etc.).
Map Server. Presents environmental variables and
parameters on the environment in the Arctic region.
of Rhode Island: Large Marine Ecosystems (LME): The
region includes the Kara
Sea, the Laptev
East Siberian Sea, the Beaufort
Sea, the Chukchi
Sea, and the Barents
publications on marine oil pollution:
Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
Recovery of oil spills in marine Arctic regions.
Management Service: Detection
and Tracking of Oil under Ice.
Conservation Union (IUCN): Oil
and Gas Exploration and Production in Arctic and Subarctic
Onshore Regions: Guidelines for Environmental Protection.
sector and NGOs actors and initiatives
Wide Fund for Nature,WWF, Arctic
Tanker Owners Pollution Federation, ITOPF. >
International Directory of Oil Spill Cleanup Contractors
and Response Organisations. >
Petroleum Industry Environmental Association (IPIECA).
Environment Canada Environnement Canada
Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine
Environment from Land-Based Activities.
of Spill Events in Canada 1984-1995.
Water and Chocolate Mousse.
Bird Rehabilitation Program.
Canadian Coast Guard Garde côtière
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Affaires indiennes
et du Nord Canada
Oil and Gas.
Environmental Research Institute and Geological Survey
of Denmark and Greenland: Environmental
Oil Spill Sensitivity Atlas for the West Greenland Coastal
Pollution Control Authority
of the Environment Norway
action: RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Plan of Action for the Protection of the Arctic Marine
Environment from Anthropogenic Pollution in the Russian
Ministry of Natural Resources: North-West Federal District:
of the Environment.
action: UNITED STATES
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
of Response and Restoration;
Assessment and Restoration Program.
US Coast Guard (USCG):
Safety and Environmental Protection
in U.S. Waters, Annual Data and Graphics, 1969-2000.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
Regional Office Alaska: Regional
priorities: Oil and gas.
Spill Learning Centre.
(with contingency plans, emergency preparedness and
Department of the Interior:
Department of Environmental Conservation: Division
of Spill Prevention and Response.
Alaska Department of Natural Resources: Division
of Oil and Gas
Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.