CAFF has developed several Resolutions of Cooperation to guide the development of partnerships with key organizations.

Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)

  • CAFF and APECS signed a Resolution of Cooperation in 2011 to encourage participation in CAFF activities for those in their early- to mid-career.
  • Statement of cooperation

United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

United Nations Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)

African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA)

East Asian-Australasian Flyways Partnership (EAAFP)

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS)

logo obis newThe Arctic Biodiversity Data Service (ABDS) is the Arctic Node of the Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) and CAFF participates in the steering group of OBIS. Statement of cooperation.

OBIS seeks to absorb, integrate, and assess isolated datasets into a larger, more comprehensive pictures of life in our oceans. The system hopes to stimulate research about our oceans to generate new hypotheses concerning evolutionary processes, species distributions, and roles of organisms in marine systems on a global scale. The abstract maps that OBIS generates are maps that contribute to the ‘big picture’ of our oceans: a comprehensive, collaborative, worldwide view of our oceans.

OBIS provides a portal or gateway to many datasets containing information on where and when marine species have been recorded, including data provided through the CAFF IPT. The datasets are integrated so you can search them all seamlessly by species name, higher taxonomic level, geographic area, depth, and time; and then map and find environmental data related to the locations.


Global Linkages

International linkages panel at the Arctic Biodiversity Congress. Photo: IISDRS

Resolutions of Cooperation

CAFF and CMS sign resolution of Cooperation, 2012. Photo: CAFF

International Partners

The CAFF, PAME and Arctic Council Secretariats. Photo: Bjarni Eiriksson

Policy Recommendations

Participants at the Arctic Biodiversity Congress. Photo: Bjarni Eiriksson

Policy Framework

CAFF Biennial 2015 participants. Photo: Linnea Nordström/Arctic Council Secretariat

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Policy Development

SAO meeting 2014. Photo: Arctic Council

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