The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP), a working group chaired by CPO Deputy Director Ben DeAngelo under the Arctic Council, released several deliverables this week to coincide with the Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Reykjavik on Thursday. The new AMAP deliverables highlight the latest findings regarding Arctic climate, contaminants, and impacts to Arctic Indigenous groups and other Arctic communities. The deliverables include summaries for policy-makers, Litter and Microplastics Monitoring Plan, a short film, and web story map, linked below.
Several members of the NOAA community were involved in authoring and developing these reports, including Jim Overland (PMEL) and Muyin Wang (PMEL) for the climate report, Peter Murphy (NOS/Marine Debris Program) for the plastics monitoring report, Lori Bruhwiler (ESRL/GML) for the report on Short Lived Climate Forcers, as well as other U.S. scientists. CPO Knauss Fellow Alec Shub has been assisting on all AMAP activities.
Summaries for policy-makers:
- Arctic Climate Change Update 2021: Key Trends and Impacts
- Human Health in the Arctic 2021
- 2021 AMAP Mercury Assessment
- POPs and Chemicals of Emerging Arctic Concern: Influence of Climate Change
- Impacts of Short-lived Climate Forcers on Arctic Climate, Air Quality, and Human Health
Litter and Microplastics Monitoring Plan:
- AMAP Litter and Microplastics Monitoring Plan
- Overview of AMAP Initiatives for Monitoring and Assessment of Plastic Pollution in the Arctic