MEMA Project 2015-2017

shutterstock 39422158Meaningful Engagement of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Marine Activities (MEMA) is a cross-cutting oil & gas and shipping project which will compile and analyze existing documents and summarize their main aspects, principles, and processes for engagement of indigenous peoples and local communities.

The project will cover all Arctic marine and coastal activities, including shipping, offshore oil and gas activities, coastal infrastructure development, and research and management activities. The information to be compiled will come from Arctic Council documents and reports, national legal regimes and guidance of Arctic states, guidelines and declarations from communities and indigenous organizations, international instruments, and guidance from industry, NGO’s and other stakeholders.

Main activities include:
  • Finding and Compiling Information
  • Documenting Best Practices and Lessons Learned
  • shutterstock 213023194Workshop on Best Practices and Lessons Learned
  • Narrative Report

 MEMA Documents: 
 - Background Document on Engagement with Indigenous Peoples for MEMA workshop 
 - Click here to download the MEMA project plan
 - MEMA Analysis Summary
 - MEMA Analysis Table

MEMA Workshop
The MEMA Project team facilitated a workshop on September 17th 2016 in Portland, Maine (USA).
 - Click here to see the draft agenda

Workshop presentations:
Brian Chambers: Examining Indigenous Engagement Practices and Processes Implemented for the Arctic Offshore Drilling Review

Willie Goodwin: Local Marine mammal Mapping