Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program, Marine: effects of stressors and drivers of relevance to biodiversity

Date/time: December 3, 13:00-14:30

Room: San Siro 1

Session organizers: Reidar Hindrum, Norwegian Environment Agency and Thomas Juul Pedersen, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources on behalf of the CBMP Marine Steering Group

The session highlights Arctic marine monitoring and presents the Circumpolar Biodiveristy Monitoring Programme's Marine group. Key topics are:

  • Stressors and drivers identified by the CBMP-Marine,
  • Knowledge of Arctic biodiversity and identifying tipping points and cumulative effects of key stressors and drivers

This session follows up on the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment recommendation 16: “Research and monitor individual and cumulative effects of stressors and drivers of relevance to biodiversity, with a focus on stressors that are expected to have rapid and significant impacts and issues where knowledge is lacking.” 

This session invites other Arctic Council working groups, international organizations, countries and institutions with Arctic programs and interests.

Session theme: Understanding cumulative effects and managing impacts

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