The Coastal Expert Monitoring Group’s (CEMG) goal is to promote, facilitate, coordinate and harmonize coastal biodiversity monitoring activities among circumpolar countries and Permanent Participants, and to improve ongoing communication amongst and between scientists, community experts, traditional knowledge holders, managers and disciplines both inside and outside the Arctic.

The CEMG published the Arctic Coastal Biodiversity Monitoring Plan(ACBMP) in 2019.

Following the publication of the ACBMP, the Coastal Steering Group (CSG) was established to further the efforts of the Coastal Monitoring Program – namely to develop an implementation plan for the monitoring plan that identifies timelines, costs, organizational structure and partners.

 

Coastal Steering Group (CSG) Members

 

 

Country/PP  

 

Representative

 

 U.S.A.*

  

Tahzay Jones
National Park Service

Canada*

Donald McLennan 
Canadian High Arctic Research Station

Kingdom of Denmark

 

Susse Wegeberg
Aarhus University

 Norway

Maria Pettersvik Arvnes
Norwegian Environment Agency

 Russia


Liudmilla Sergienko
Petrozavodsk State University

Iceland

Sunna Björk Ragnarsdóttir

Icelandic Institute of Natural History

ICC-Alaska

 

Carolina Behe
Inuit Circumpolar Council

ICC-Canada

 

 

Saami Council

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Beaska Niillas

Saami Council

CBMP Co-Chair representative

Tom Christensen
Aarhus University- Arctic Research Centre

Catherine Coon
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

 

Kári Fannar Lárusson

*indicates current lead/co-lead

 


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