|dc.identifier.citation||Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) (2018) AMAP Assessment 2018: Arctic Ocean Acidification. Tromsø, Norway, Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), 187pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-783||en_US
|dc.description.abstract||This assessment report presents the results of the 2018 Arctic
Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) assessment
of Arctic Ocean Acidification. This is the second such
assessment dealing with ocean acidification from an Arcticwide
perspective, and complements several assessments that
AMAP has delivered over past years concerning the effects of
climate change on Arctic ecosystems and people.
The main objectives of this assessment were to:
•• Update the understanding of chemical and biological
responses to ocean acidification since the first Arctic Ocean
acidification assessment in 2013.
•• Evaluate how ecological frameworks may respond to ocean
•• Research socioeconomic and cultural consequences of
ocean acidification at selected case study regions.
•• Report on how Arctic Ocean acidification may impact on
downstream global systems.
•• Deliver guidance for management of change.
AMAP is a group working under the Arctic Council. The Arctic
Council Ministers have requested that AMAP:
•• Produce integrated assessment reports on the status and
trends of the conditions of the Arctic ecosystems.
•• Identify possible causes for the changing conditions.
•• Detect emerging problems, their possible causes, and the
potential risk to Arctic ecosystems including indigenous
peoples and other Arctic residents.
•• Recommend actions required to reduce risks to Arctic
This assessment report provides the scientific basis and
validation for the statements and recommendations made in
the AMAP Arctic Ocean Acidification: Assessment Summary
for Policy-makers that will be delivered to Arctic Council
Ministers at their meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland in May
2019. It includes extensive background data and references
to the scientific literature. The summary for policy-makers
report contains recommendations that focus mainly on policyrelevant
actions concerned with addressing the consequences
of ocean acidification in the Arctic, while the conclusions
and recommendations presented in this report cover issues
of a more scientific nature, such as proposals for filling gaps
in knowledge, and recommendations relevant to future
monitoring and research work.
This assessment was conducted between 2014 and 2018 by
an international group of over 40 experts. Lead authors were
selected based on an open nomination process coordinated
by AMAP. A similar process was used to select international
experts who independently reviewed this report.||en_US
|dc.publisher||Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)||en_US
|dc.title||AMAP Assessment 2018: Arctic Ocean Acidification.||en_US
|dc.contributor.corpauthor||Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)||en_US
|dc.subject.parameterDiscipline||Parameter Discipline::Chemical oceanography::Carbonate system||en_US
|dc.description.bptype||Manual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)||en_US