Maritime forum

The European Union is inextricably linked to the Arctic region by a unique combination of history, geography, economy and scientific achievements. Three Member States — Denmark (Greenland), Finland and Sweden — have territories in the Arctic. Two other Arctic states — Iceland and Norway — are members of the European Economic Area. Canada, Russia and the United States are strategic partners of the EU. European Arctic areas are a priority in the Northern Dimension policy. Beyond areas of national jurisdiction, the Arctic Ocean contains parts pertaining to the high seas and the seabed managed by the International Seabed Authority.

Stress testing of marine data in the Arctic

Are the data that we collect the right ones? Can we access them easily? Do they meet the needs of industry, public authorities, scientists and civil society?
Created: 18/06/15 | Updated: 08/07/15

Arctic indigenous peoples dialogue 2014

Arctic Indigenous Peoples Dialogue 13 October 2014 Berlaymont building (Rue de la Loi 200, Brussels) – Schuman room Agenda 8:30 – 9:00

Study on Arctic Lay and Traditional Knowledge

Although traditional societies are known for being highly adaptable (Arctic Human Development Report 2004), current changes are happening at a rate that is threatening their ways of life and economic survival, especially when combined with other complex and cumulative processes of global change
Created: 27/06/14 | Updated: 19/08/14

Marine Knowledge 2020 - 2014 calls for tender launched

The aim is to assess monitoring programmes and data availability in the Arctic, Atlantic, Baltic and Black Sea and to examine how the mapping of water depth in shallow coastal water scould be accelerated.
Created: 13/08/14 | Updated: 17/08/14

Arctic Indigenous Peoples' Dialogue

Arctic Indigenous Peoples Dialogue 18 October 2013 Berlaymont building (Rue de la Loi 200, Brussels) – Schuman room Agenda  

ICE2SEA - briefing on sea-level rise

The ‘poster child’ of sea‐level rise is a major misrepresentation of the actual risks to our growing coastal cities and unique coastal habitats, and damages the understanding of the changing risks associated with sea levels. Unfortunately, these provocative images often printed by the media alongside misleading headlines evoke a dramatic consequence of future sea‐level rise projections.

Study - legal aspects of Arctic shipping

Executive summary of report (pdf)

EU policy on indigenous Artic people

Policy objectives  Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - The European Union and the Arctic region  (COM/2008/0763 fina)

The Moscow Declaration V Arctic Indigenous Leaders Summit Industrial development of the Arctic under climate change-new challenges for indigenous peoples

Moscow   14-15 April 2010

Declarations and reports from stakeholders

The relevance of EU policies on indigenous peoples in EC cooperation with Greenland and the Arctic, Tove Søvndahl Pedersen, Head of Greenland Representation in Copenhagen.

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