The database of the CoP is meant to store the "knowledge base relevant to the EA since formation of the Arctic Council," as defined as one of the objectives of the CoP initiative.
The database has been created and will be continuously updated.
We use Zotero to house our reference database. It is a free, powerful yet simple system that can be accessed via your browser or installed as a stand-alone software for all major operating platforms.
If you are interested in viewing the references that are found in the reference database, then you can simply download a PDF version.
If you are already using any other reference database software such as Endnote, Refworks etc. Then you can easily export the Zotero reference database to your database software.