Workshop on Arctic standards, guidelines and practices

23 February 2023 | 08:30 - 12:30 (GMT+1)

Open Session - IN-PERSON


Room: Erika Weinzierl Saal


Session Conveners: Stein Sandven (Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center)


Session Description

The workshop is organized by the CAPARDUS H2020 project and will the development of standards, guidelines and practices in the Arctic. The topics will include environmental protection, economic activities, safety of operations, planning and decision-making and other activities where data collection and data sharing are important elements. . There is growing human presence and footprint in the Arctic, which requires that rules, regulations, guidelines, etc. are developed and adapted to local and regional conditions. There is no “standard Arctic”, only a variety of highly diverse regions and communities. At present there is no framework for integrating ongoing work on standardization among Indigenous and local communities, commercial operators and governance bodies. People living and working in the Arctic need to operate according to ethics, norms, informal agreements, conventions, guidelines, common practices, best practice, international standard, etc. These are elements of the “standardisation continuum” which evolve in the various Arctic regions to support the sustainable economic development, safe activities, emergency prevention and response, and improved understanding and conservation of the environment.