Arctic Marine Litter Workshop
Akureyri – Iceland
PAME is convening an Arctic Marine Litter workshop together with the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources in Akureyri, Iceland. The workshop will be held from 5-6 June with the goal of facilitating inputs to the development of PAME’s Desktop Study on Marine Litter including Microplastics in the Arctic, taking into account new developments and information as relevant. The desktop study will be released at the Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in May, 2019.
The first draft agenda has been released, as of April 18th.
List of participants (as of April 16th)
- Nomination of up to 2 experts from each Arctic Council member state and Permanent Participant organizations.
- Nomination of 1 expert from each Arctic Council observer state and organization.
Register online: here by the 15th of May 2018 (Note that the registration deadline has been extended)
Aim of workshop: To facilitate inputs to the development of the desktop study, taking into account new developments and information as relevant.
- Summary Workshop report
- Inputs and next steps for the development of the desktop study
Travelling information to Akureyri:
By flight: Via Air Iceland Connect, regular flights multiple times per day. Website: www.airicelandconnect.com
By bus: Buses travel from Reykjavík to Akureyri daily. Click here to go to the Strætó website.
By car: Driving from Reykjavík to Akureyri takes approximately 4.5 hours.
Other hotels and guesthouses in center of Akureyri:
- Icelandair Hotel Akureyri
- Hotel Akureyri
- Hotel Nordurland
- Acco Guesthouse
- Guesthouse Hvitahusid
- Torg GuestHouse
Arctic Marine Litter
Click here to read more about the Arctic Marine Litter project on the PAME website.