CBMP Marine Biodiversity Monitoring

The CBMP is working with partners across the Arctic to harmonize and enhance long-term marine monitoring efforts, and to facilitate more powerful and cost-effective assessments through the generation of, and access to, improved circumpolar datasets.

For oceans, these efforts are led by a Marine Steering Group with expertise from six Marine Expert Networks (Sea ice biota, Plankton, Benthos, Marine fishes, Seabirds and Marine mammals) who are working to implement the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan.

The Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan is an agreement across Arctic nations to compile, harmonize and compare results from existing Arctic marine biodiversity and ecosystem monitoring efforts, across nations and oceans.

The CBMP Marine group has identified key elements, called Focal Ecosystem Components (FECs), of the Arctic marine ecosystem, where changes in FEC status likely indicate changes in the overall marine environment. For the purposes of reporting and comparison, eight physically and bio-geochemically distinct Arctic Marine Areas (AMAs) were identified.

Latest publications

thumb State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Report (SAMBR) Update: Seabirds 2021 Update
thumb State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Report: Marine Mammals 2021 Update and Technical Report
thumb Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program: Marine Implementation Plan 2021-2024
thumb Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan: Work Plan and Status Report 2020 - 2021
thumb State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Report: Introduction chapter
thumb CBMP-Marine Scoping Workshop - Nuuk, Greenland, 3-5 November 2019
thumb Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan Implementation: Iceland, 2019
thumb Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan Implementation: United States, 2019

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Experts

Lead Working Groups
CAFF
Lead Arctic States & Permanent Participants
Iceland
Norway
Engaged observers
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission (NAMMCO)
Start - End
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