ECOTIP is thankful for the great turnout at our session “Melting ice and changing fisheries: the future of Arctic ecosystems and local societies”, and the many questions and fruitful discussions. With the session, we wanted to exemplify and highlight the marine biological tipping points and cascades, such as those irreversible shifts in the ecosystem caused by changes in the linkage between the sea surface and seafloor, or shifts in species distributions by marine mammals and commercial fish stocks, taking place in the Arctic marine ecosystem.
Additionally, we also wanted to stress the importance of including local knowledge from Greenlandic communities and how ECOTIP works with this. The discussions revolved around how we can convey these insight into meaningful measures and results on a policy level, internationally as well as regionally, and also for local communities. ECOTIP would also like to thank the EU Polar Cluster for good collaboration and visibility at the Assembly.
Photos: Anna Törnroos-Remes