Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program AMAP httpwwwamapno

AMAP is an international organization established in 1991 to implement components of the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy (AEPS). A program of the Arctic Council, AMAP's current objective is "providing reliable and sufficient information on the status of, and threats to, the Arctic environment, and providing scientific advice on actions to be taken in order to support Arctic governments in their efforts to take remedial and preventive actions relating to contaminants." While AMAP concentrates on monitoring pollution, it has also covered environmental and biological effects of global climate change. Since pathways for contaminant deposition in the Arctic (winds, ocean current, snow, ice) are strongly influenced by changes in temperature and global circulation patterns, AMAP's reports and recommendations will have an influence on planning for the impacts of climate change.

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