Рабочая группа по защите арктической морской среды

The Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) Working Group is the focal point of the Arctic Council’s activities related to the protection and sustainable use of the Arctic marine environment.

Quick Facts

Primary Focus
The protection and sustainable use of the Arctic marine environment

Establishment
1991

Chairmanship
Finland

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PAME addresses marine policy measures in response to environmental change from both land and sea-based activities. PAME develops and coordinates strategic plans, programs, assessments and guidelines, complementing existing legal arrangements aimed at protection of the Arctic marine environment.

PAME’s projects largely operate within the following themes:

  • Arctic Shipping
  • Marine Protected Areas
  • Resource Exploration and Development
  • Ecosystem Approach to Management
  • Arctic Marine Pollution

PAME’s Chairmanship rotates between Arctic Council Member States. Arctic States and Permanent Participants participate in the work, and Observers are invited to participate at PAME meetings.

Paula Kankaanpää
PAME Chair; Director of the Marine Research Centre Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)

Vice-Chair
Elizabeth McLanahan
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Office of International Affairs
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Executive Secretary
Soffia Gudmundsdottir
PAME Secretariat
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+354 461 1355
+354 863 8576

@PAMESecretariat

  • Well well well, the #PlasticinaBottle is close to land! Know anybody in South Uist in Scotland??😃Amazing to track the capsule, which has been travelling since September 2019. See the map here or go to the website to track it - lets see if it hits shore! pame.is/index.php/proj… https://t.co/AEbcqogw2a March 27 12:19 pm

PAME news

For the Arctic, from home: Arctic cooperation amidst the Coronavirus pandemic

Editorial by Einar Gunnarsson, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials
26 Mar 2020
Lavvuu in Kautokeino, Norway

Coronavirus in the Arctic: We have no one to lose

Interview with Christina Henriksen, the President of the Saami Council
25 Mar 2020

Coronavirus in the Arctic: It is imperative to keep the virus out

An interview with epidemiologist Dr. Anders Koch
24 Mar 2020
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События

June
24 Jun-25 Jun 2020
SAO Executive Meeting (TBC) Akureyri, Iceland
September
22 Sep-24 Sep 2020
PAME II - 2020 Anchorage, Alaska, USA
October
28 Oct 2020
SAO Executive Meeting (TBC) Egilsstaðir, Iceland
29 Oct-30 Oct 2020
SAO Plenary Meeting (TBC) Egilsstaðir, Iceland

2021

March
09 Mar 2021
SAO Executive Meeting Akureyri, Iceland
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