There are six Marine Expert Networks based on the major Focal Ecosystem Components (FECs). These groups are in the process of:

  • implementing the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan
  • further identifying priority knowledge gaps
  • identifying existing datasets for aggregation
  • further refining the suite of biological indicators used to report on the state and function of marine ecosystems
  • meeting annually to review program implementation
  • producing regular reports and publications
  • reviewing and adjusting the monitoring approach

Sea ice biota

Photo: Sergey Tarasenko/ 


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Photo: Alexey Solodov/


Photo: Alexey Solodov/


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Marine Mammals

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Arctic States

dk   ca   fi   is   no   ru   sw   usa

Permanent Participants

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