Arctic Port Reception Facilities Inventory

Developing a current inventory of Arctic port reception facilities to assess where there may be infrastructure gaps in light of increasing Arctic shipping traffic.


  1. Update the 2012 paper Specially Designated Arctic Marine Areas and Port Reception Facilities, which summarizes the capabilities and capacities of port reception facilities in the Arctic. The update includes a review of the existing waste infrastructure within each Arctic State and the development of a mapping data layer for incorporation into PAME’s ASTD System.
  2. Explore collaboration with the Marine Litter expert group on information relevant for marine litter
Lead Working Groups
Lead Arctic States & Permanent Participants
The United States
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