Projects are at the heart of the Arctic Council's work. Working and Expert Groups - along with States, Permanent Participants and Observers - monitor and assess Arctic change, make recommendations and share key findings.

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Projects Working Groups Lead Status
New Low Sulphur Fuels, Fate, and Behavior in Cold Water Conditions PAMEEPPR Norway On track
Circumpolar Local Environmental Observer Network (CLEO) ACAP CanadaFinlandNorwaySwedenThe United States On track
Arctic Biodiversity Data Service CAFF On track
Arctic Rescue EPPR The Russian Federation On track
Safety Systems in Implementation of Economic and Infrastructural Projects EPPR The Russian Federation On track
Marine Invasive Alien Species in Arctic Waters PAMECAFF The Kingdom of DenmarkNorwaySweden Awaiting Info
Circumpolar Seabird Expert Group (CBird) CAFF Finland On track
Inspiring Arctic Voices through Youth: Engaging Youth in Arctic Biodiversity CAFF
Community Observation Network for Adaption & Security (CONAS) CAFF Aleut International Association
Climate Issues: Cryosphere, meteorology, ecosystem impacts AMAP NorwaySwedenThe United States On track
Addressing Contaminants and Human Health Issues AMAP On track
Inventory of uses of POPs and Mercury and their Emission Sources in Murmansk Region ACAP FinlandThe Russian FederationSweden On track
Promotion of Decreased Pollution in the Arctic Region with the Introduction of Best Available Techniques (BAT) ACAP The Russian FederationSweden On track
ARCRISK – Mercury Risk Evaluation, Risk Management, and Risk Reduction Measures in the Arctic ACAP Norway On track
Phase-out of Ozone Depleting Substances and Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases at Fish and Seafood Processing Enterprises ACAP The Russian Federation On track
Arctic Black Carbon Case Studies Platform ACAP The United States On track
Arctic Marine Microplastics and Litter AMAP CanadaNorway On track
Project CREATeS SDWG CanadaThe Kingdom of DenmarkFinlandInuit Circumpolar Council Completed
Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) AMAP CanadaThe Kingdom of DenmarkFinlandIcelandNorwayThe Russian FederationSwedenThe United StatesInuit Circumpolar Council On track
Protection from Invasive Species CAFF The Kingdom of DenmarkNorwaySweden Awaiting Info
Circumpolar Wildland Fire EPPR Gwich'in Council International On track
Mainstreaming Arctic Biodiversity CAFF CanadaSwedenThe United States On track
Community-based black carbon and public health assessment ACAP Aleut International AssociationThe United States On track
Resilience and management of Arctic wetlands CAFF Sweden On track
Understanding climate change impacts on Arctic ecosystems and associated climate feedbacks AMAPCAFF On track
Digitalization of the Linguistic and Cultural Heritage of Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic SDWG NorwayThe Russian FederationRussian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North On track
Contaminant issues: POPs and mercury AMAP CanadaThe Kingdom of DenmarkSweden On track
Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI) CAFF CanadaNorwayThe Russian FederationThe United States On track
Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) CAFF The Kingdom of DenmarkThe United States On track
Coastal Biodiversity Monitoring CAFF The Kingdom of DenmarkThe United States On track
Prevention, Preparedness and Response for small communities EPPR CanadaAleut International AssociationThe Kingdom of DenmarkNorwayThe United States On track
Marine Biodiversity Monitoring CAFF CanadaThe United StatesThe Kingdom of DenmarkIceland On track
Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring CAFF CanadaThe Kingdom of DenmarkNorwaySweden On track
Terrestrial Biodiversity Monitoring CAFF SwedenIcelandThe United States On track
Local 2 Global SDWG IcelandCanadaThe Kingdom of DenmarkFinlandSwedenInuit Circumpolar CouncilSaami Council Delayed
Collaboration with the Arctic Regional Hydrographic Commission (ARHC) PAME The United States On track
Systematically Strengthening Observer Engagement in PAME’s Shipping Work PAME The United States On track
Solid Waste Management in Small Arctic Communities ACAPSDWG CanadaAleut International AssociationFinlandThe United StatesSaami Council On track
Wastewater Discharges from Vessels in the Arctic PAME Iceland
Arctic Arrangement for Regional Reception Facilities PAME The Russian FederationThe United States
Existing Waste Management Practices and Pollution Control for Marine and Coastal Mining PAME CanadaThe Kingdom of Denmark
Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures (OECM) Areas in the Arctic Marine Environment CAFFPAME CanadaThe Kingdom of DenmarkThe United States
Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy (ARENA) SDWG CanadaIcelandThe Russian FederationThe United StatesGwich'in Council International Delayed
Arctic Ship Traffic Data - ASTD PAME NorwayThe United States On track
Underwater noise in the Arctic PAME CanadaThe United States On track
Indigenous Youth, Food Knowledge and Arctic Change (EALLU) II SDWG Arctic Athabaskan CouncilCanadaAleut International AssociationNorwayThe Russian FederationSaami Council Delayed
Biosecurity in the Arctic AMAPCAFFSDWG FinlandThe Russian Federation On track
Arctic Hydrogen Energy Applications and Demonstrations (AHEAD) SDWG NorwayThe Russian Federation On track
One Arctic, One Health SDWG CanadaThe Kingdom of DenmarkFinlandThe United States Delayed
Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum PAME CanadaThe Russian FederationThe United States On track
Sustainable Development Goals in the Arctic SDWG CanadaFinlandIceland On track
Actions for Arctic Biodiversity CAFF Sweden On track
Arctic Demography Index SDWG CanadaNorwayThe Russian Federation On track
Arctic Shipping Status Reports PAME The United States On track
The Arctic Wildland Fire Ecology Mapping and Monitoring Project (ArcticFIRE) CAFF Gwich'in Council International On track
Interpretation of the Polar Code PAME Norway On track
Arctic Food Innovation Cluster SDWG CanadaAleut International AssociationFinlandIcelandThe Russian FederationGwich'in Council International Delayed
Arctic Children: Preschool and School Education SDWG CanadaFinlandThe Russian FederationRussian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North Completed
Gender Equality in the Arctic SDWG CanadaAleut International AssociationFinlandIcelandSwedenThe United StatesSaami Council Completed
Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) of the Central Arctic Ocean PAME NorwayThe United States On track
Meaningful Engagement of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Marine Activities PAME CanadaAleut International AssociationThe United StatesInuit Circumpolar CouncilSaami Council On track
NEPTUNE EPPR NorwayThe United States On track
Arctic Lessons Learned Arena EPPR Norway On track
Arctic Marine Risk Assessment EPPR Norway On track
Circumpolar Oil Spill Response Viability Analysis Phase II (COSRVA II) EPPR Norway On track
Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter PAME CanadaAleut International AssociationThe Kingdom of DenmarkFinlandIcelandNorwaySwedenThe United States On track
Circumpolar Oil Spill Response Viability Analysis (COSRVA) EPPR Norway On track
Blue Bioeconomy in the Arctic Region SDWG CanadaAleut International AssociationThe Kingdom of DenmarkIcelandNorwayThe United States Completed
Arctic Marine Tourism: Development in the Arctic and enabling real change PAME CanadaIceland On track
Mitigation of black carbon and methane emissions from APG flaring in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation ACAP The Russian Federation Completed
Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) of the Central Arctic Ocean PAME NorwayThe United States On track
Modelling Arctic oceanographic connectivity PAME Sweden On track
Good Practices for impact assessments and engagement SDWG CanadaThe Kingdom of DenmarkFinlandGwich'in Council International Completed
Arctic Resilience Action Framework (ARAF) SDWG FinlandSwedenThe United States Completed
Arctic Sustainable Energy Futures Toolkit SDWG CanadaThe Kingdom of DenmarkGwich'in Council International Completed
The Tundra Project ACAP Completed
Arctic Port Reception Facilities Inventory PAME The United States
Raising awareness in the Arctic Council of the provisions of the 2012 Cape Town Agreement PAME Iceland
Fishing Practice & Gear Inventory PAME NorwayThe United States
Ecosystem Status, Human Impact and Management Measures in the Central Arctic Ocean PAME CanadaFinlandSwedenThe United States
Management of Arctic Marine Oil and Gas Associated Noise PAME The United States
Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Network Toolbox CAFFPAME On track
Salmon Peoples of Arctic Rivers CAFF Aleut International AssociationArctic Athabaskan CouncilGwich'in Council InternationalInuit Circumpolar CouncilRussian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the NorthSaami Council Awaiting Info