Arctic Council relationships with outside bodies

From time to time, the Arctic Council and its subsidary bodies enter into relationships with other organizations.

African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA)

Resolution of Cooperation (CAFF, 2012)

OBJECTIVE: Contribute to the conservation of migratory waterbird species within the African-Eurasian flyways.
CONTACT: AEWA (Email | Site)

Arctic Coast Guard Forum

Statement of Cooperation (Arctic Council, 2021)

OBJECTIVE: Further the common goal of enhancing and promoting safe, sustainable, and responsible maritime activity in the Arctic.
CONTACT: Icelandic ACGF Chairmanship (Email | Site)

Arctic Economic Council

Memorandum of Understanding (Arctic Council, 2019)

OBJECTIVE: Provide a framework for cooperation and facilitates collaboration between the Arctic Council and the Arctic Economic Council.
CONTACT: Arctic Economic Council (Email | Site)

Arctic Regional Hydrographic Commission

Memorandum of Understanding (PAME, 2020)

OBJECTIVE: Improve hydrographic surveys and charts in the Arctic to enhance marine safety and protect the environment from the effects of shipping.
CONTACT: Arctic Regional Hydrographic Commission (Email | Site)

Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)

Memorandum of Understanding (CAFF, 2009)

OBJECTIVE: Encourage early- to mid-career scientists and professional participation in CAFF activities.
CONTACT: APECS (Email | Site)

East Asian-Australasian Flyways Partnership (EAAFP)

Resolution of Cooperation (CAFF, 2013)

OBJECTIVE: Better coordinate efforts to promote and protect birds along a migratory flyway undergoing series declines in some species.
CONTACT: EAAFP (Email | Site)

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

Resolution of Cooperation (CAFF, 2016)

OBJECTIVE: Better coordinate data management efforts.
CONTACT: GBIF (Email | Site)

Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS)

Statement of Cooperation (CAFF, 2015)

OBJECTIVE: Share data generated via CAFF's marine monitoring and assessment activities.
CONTACT: OBIS (Email | Site)

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

Resolution of Cooperation (CAFF, 2012)

OBJECTIVE: Better coordinate efforts to conserve Arctic wetlands.
CONTACT: Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (Email | Site)

United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Resolution of Cooperation (CAFF, 2010)

OBJECTIVE: Enhance the presence of Arctic biodiversity in international biodiversity conservation fora and support information sharing.
CONTACT: CBD (Email | Site)

United Nations Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)

Resolution of Cooperation (CAFF, 2013)

OBJECTIVE: Encourage information sharing to assist in the conservation of wild terrestrial, aquatic and avian species that migrate across jurisdictional boundaries and assist cooperation with non-Arctic countries on these issues.
CONTACT: CMS (Email | Site)