Ecosystem Approach to Management

PAME has released a new video about the implementation of the Ecosystem Approach to Management.

Read more and see the video here


The Arctic Marine shipping Assessment is a direct follow-up to the Arctic Marine Strategic Plan which was adopted by the Arctic Council Ministers at the 4th Arctic Council meeting in November 2004. PAME was requested to:

"conduct a comprehensive Arctic marine shipping assessment as outlined in the Arctic Marine Strategic Plan under the guidance of Canada, Finland, and the United States as lead countries and in collaboration with the EPPR (Emergency, Prevention, Preparedness and Response) working group and other working groups of the Arctic Council and Permanent Participants as relevant."

Key Finding # 6 of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA), also released in November 2004, is furthermore directly relevant to why the Arctic Council has called for this assessment:

"Reduced sea ice is very likely to increase marine transport and access to resources”
This assessment is circumpolar in focus and promotes cooperation and collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders and relevant organizations and recognizes the importance of contributions from the broader maritime community. 

AMSA 2009 ReportThe Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment 2009 Report

Other related documents: 

AMSA 2015 cover

AMSA 2015
Progress Report
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Forsíða A4 

AMSA 2013
Progress Report
forsíða A4-2 

AMSA 2011
Progress Report

AMSA 2006
progress Report
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    Open PDF  (Russian)

AMSA Scenarios
of the Future
pame poster index
AMSA poster
pame amsa broch 
AMSA brochure 
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    Open PDF (Russian)
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    Open PDF (Iniktitut)