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.
|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 Subtype||Conference publication|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Alaska Regional Director's Office|