Marine Biodiversity Monitoring

Arctic marine environments are experiencing, or expected to experience, many human-induced and natural pressures.

It is not certain how these pressures - alone and in combination - affect marine species and ecosystems because the Arctic's complexity and size make it difficult to detect and attribute changes in marine biodiversity. In addition, existing marine monitoring efforts are not connected on a circumpolar scale, which limits the ability to efficiently make effective management decisions.

The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) is working with partners across the Arctic to harmonize and enhance long-term marine monitoring efforts.

Start
2009
End
Ongoing
Status
On track