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Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme: Coastal Expert Workshop meeting summary

January 1, 2016

The Coastal Expert Workshop brought together a diverse group of coastal experts with the common goal of developing a biodiversity monitoring program for coastal ecosystems across the circumpolar Arctic. Meeting participants, including northern residents, industry and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) representatives, scientists, and government regulators from across the circumpolar Arctic, gathered at the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa from March 1 to 3, 2016, to discuss current biodiversity monitoring efforts, understand key issues facing biodiversity in the Arctic coastal areas and suggest monitoring indicators, or Focal Ecosystem Components, for the program. A Traditional Knowledge Holders meeting was held on February 29, 2016 in conjunction with the workshop.

The following document provides a summary of the workshop activities and outcomes, and will be followed by a more complete Workshop Report.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2016
Title Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme: Coastal Expert Workshop meeting summary
Authors L. Thomson, Donald McLennan, Rebecca D. Anderson, S. Wegeberg, Maria Pettersvik Arvnes, Liudmila Sergienko, Carolina Behe, Pitseolak Moss-Davies, S. Fritz, T. Christensen, C. Price
Publication Type Book
Publication Subtype Conference publication
Series Title
Series Number
Index ID 70170767
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Alaska Regional Director's Office

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