Arctic acronyms

AAC Arctic Athabaskan Council
AACA Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic (AMAP project)
ABA Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (CAFF, 2013)
ABDS Arctic Biodiversity Data Service (CAFF)
AC Arctic Council
ACAP Arctic Contaminants Action Program Working Group (1 of 6 Working Groups)
ACGF Arctic Coast Guard Forum
ACIA Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (AMAP, 2005)
ACOPS Advisory Committee on Protection of the Seas (Observer)
ACS Arctic Council Secretariat
AEC Arctic Economic Council
AEPS Arctic Environment Protection Strategy
AEWA African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement
AHDR Artic Human Development Report (2004, 2015)
AHHEG Arctic Human Health Expert Group (SDWG)
AIA Aleut International Association
AINA Arctic Institute of North America (Observer)
AMAP Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program Working Group (1 of 6 Working Groups)
AMATII Arctic Maritime and Aviation Transportation Infrastructure Initiative (SDWG, 2011-2013)
AMBI Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (CAFF)
AMIUM Arctic Marine Indigenous Use Mapping: Tools for Communities (PAME)
AMSA Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (PAME, 2009)
AMSP Arctic Marine Strategic Plan 2015 2025 (PAME, 2015)
AMTP Arctic Marine Tourism Project (PAME)
AOA Arctic Ocean Acidification (AMAP, 2013)
AON Arctic Observatories Network
AOOGG Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Guidelines (PAME, 2009)
AOR Arctic Ocean Review Project (PAME, AMAP)
AORF Arctic Offshore Regulators’ Forum
Arctic TEEB The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in the Arctic (CAFF)
AREA Arctic Renewable Energy Atlas (SDWG project)
ARENA Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy (SDWG project)
ARR / ARA Arctic Resilience Report / Arctic Resilience Assessment
ASDS Arctic Shipping Data Service (PAME)
ASTD Arctic Ship Traffic Data (РАМЕ)
ASTI Arctic Species Trend Index (CAFF)
AWRH Association of World Reindeer Herders (Observer)
BCM Black carbon and methane
BEAC Barents Euro Arctic Council
BSSN Bering Sea Sub network
CAFF Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Working Group (1 of 6 Working Groups)
CBD Convention on Biological Diversity
CBird The Circumpolar Seabird Expert Group (CAFF)
CBM Community Based Monitoring (CAFF)
CBMP Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CAFF)
CBSS Council of the Baltic Sea States
CBVM Circumboreal Vegetation Map/ Mapping (CAFF)
CCAC Climate and Clean Air Coalition
CCU Circumpolar Conservation Union (Observer)
CEMG Coastal Expert Monitoring Group (CAFF)
CFG Circumpolar Flora Group (CAFF)
CLEO Circumpolar Local Environmental Observer Network (АСАР)
CliC Climate and Cryosphere
CLRTAP Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution
CMS Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
CPAN Circumpolar Protected Areas Network (CAFF)
DCE Designated/contributing expert (AMAP)
EA Ecosystem Approach (to management)
EAAFP East Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership
EALLU Arctic Indigenous Youth, Climate Change and Food Culture (SDWG project)
EBM Ecosystem-Based Management
EBSAs Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas (AMAP, CAFF, PAME)
EC European Commission
ECONOR Economy of the North (SDWG project)
ECORA An Integrated Ecosystems Management Approach to Conserve Biodiversity and Minimize Habitat Fragmentation in Three Selected Model Areas in the Russian Arctic (CAFF, 2009)
EEA European Environment Agency
EG Expert Group
EGBCM Expert Group in support of implementation of the Framework for Action on Black Carbon and Methane
EMERCOM "Agency for Support and Coordination of Russian Participation in International Humanitarian Operations” of the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergencies of the Russian Federation (RF)
EPA Environmental Protection Agency (USA, Sweden)
EPPR Emergency Prevention Preparedness and Response Working Group (1 of 6 Working Groups)
ERMA The Environmental Response Management Application (EPPR)
EU European Union (EU Commission, Observer)
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization (UN)
FCZ Fisheries Conservation Zone
FEMG Freshwater Expert Monitoring Group (CAFF)
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
GCI Gwich’in Council International
GEF Global Environment Facility
HELCOM Helsinki Commission, protection of Baltic marine environment
HFO Heavy Fuel Oil (PAME)
HHAG Human Health Assessment Group (AMAP)
HoD Head of Delegation
HSEMS Health Safety and Environmental Management Systems (PAME)
IASC International Arctic Science Committee (Observer)
IASSA International Arctic Social Sciences Association (Observer)
ICC Inuit Circumpolar Council
ICES International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (Observer)
IEA Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (PAME)
IFRC International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (Observer)
IHWMS Integrated Hazardous Waste Management Strategy (ACAP)
IMO International Maritime Organization (UN)
IP Indigenous Peoples
IPCAP EG Indigenous Peoples Contaminant Action Program Expert Group (ACAP)
IPPI International Polar Partnership Initiative
IPS Indigenous Peoples Secretariat
IPY International Polar Year
ISO International Organization for Standardization
IUCH International Union for Circumpolar Health (Observer)
IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature (Observer)
IWGIA International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (Observer)
KNE Key National Expert (AMAP)
LME Large Marine Ecosystem (PAME)
MARPOL International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships
MEMA Meaningful Engagement of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Marine Activities (PAME, SDWG)
MOSPA Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic (2013)
MPA Marine protected area
NAMMCO North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission (Observer)
NCM Nordic Council of Ministers (Observer)
NEFCO Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (Observer)
NF Northern Forum (Observer)
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA)
O&G Oil and gas
OSPAR The Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic
PAME Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment Working Group (1 of 6 Working Groups)
PCB Polychlorinated biphenyls
PICES North Pacific Marine Science Organization
PINRO Polar Institute of Marine Fishery and Oceanography (RF)
POP Persistent Organic Pollutant
PP Permanent Participant
PSI Project Support Instrument
RAIPON Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North
RPA Regional Programme of Action
RRFP Regional Reception Facilities Plan (PAME)
SAMBR State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Report (CAFF)
SAO Senior Arctic Official
SAOC SAO Chair (Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials)
SAON Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks
SAR Search and rescue
SCPAR Standing Committee of the Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region (Observer)
SCTF Task Force on Enhancing Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic
SDI Spatial Data Infrastructure
SDWG Sustainable Development Working Group (1 of 6 Working Groups)
SECEG Social, Economic and Cultural Expert Group (SDWG)
SLCF Short-lived climate forcers
SLCP EG Short Lived Climate Pollutants Expert Group (ACAP)
SOLAS International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea
SWIPA Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (AMAP assessment)
TFAMC Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation
TFBCM Task Force on Black Carbon and Methane
TFCBF Task Force to Facilitate the Circumpolar Business Forum
TFICA Task Force on Improved Connectivity in the Arctic
TFII Task Force for Institutional Issues
TFOPP Task Force on Arctic Marine Oil Pollution Prevention
TFTIA Task Force on Telecommunications Infrastructure in the Arctic
TKLK Traditional Knowledge and Local Knowledge
ToR Terms of Reference
UArctic University of the Arctic (Observer)
UAS Unmanned Aircraft Systems
UN ECE - United Nations Economic Commission of Europe (Observer)
UN The United Nations
UNCLOS UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982)
UNDP United Nations Development Programme (Observer)
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme (Observer)
UNFCC The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
WASH Improving Health in Arctic Communities through Safe and Affordable Access to Household Running Water and Sewer: Water, Sanitation and Health (SDWG project)
WG Working Group (of the Arctic Council)
WHO World Health Organization
WMO World Meteorological Organization (Observer)
WMU World Maritime University
WNC West Nordic Council (Observer)
WWF World Wide Fund for Nature – Global Arctic Program (Observer)