The Marine Mammal Expert Network is building on the work done for the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment and the key findings and advice from the State of the Arctic’s Marine Biodiversity Report (SAMBR) and providing data to the Arctic Biodiversity Data Service (ABDS).

Current activities in the previous year have included updates to population status and trends information from the 2017 SAMBR (Chapter 3) and developing an interactive map of Passive Acoustic Monitoring sites, including metadata on who owns the instruments, deployment period, recording settings: Pan-Arctic Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM).






Steve Ferguson, Garry Stenson and Cory Matthews
Fisheries and Oceans Canada


 Faroe Islands

Bjarni Mikkelsen
Museum of Natural History


Fernando Ugarte, Kristin Laidre and Rikke Guldborg Hansen
Greenland Institute of Natural Resources


Kit Kovacs* and Dag Vongraven  
Norwegian Polar Institute


Stanislav Belikov
All Russian Research Institute for Nature Protection


Peter Boveng1 and Peter Thomas2
2Marine Mammal Commission

IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group 

IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group


Geneviève Desportes
North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission

 * indicates current lead(s)



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