• A5 - Arctic 5
  • AAC - Arctic Athabaskan Council
  • AANDC - Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
  • AC - Arctic Council
  • ACAP - Arctic Contaminants Action Program
  • ACIA - Arctic Climate Impact Assessment
  • AEPS - Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy
  • AHDR - Arctic Human Development Report
  • AMAP - Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program
  • AMSA - Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment
  • AMSP - Arctic Marine Strategic Plan
  • ANWR - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
  • AOR - Arctic Ocean Review
  • ASEAN - Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • ASSW - Arctic Science Summit Week
  • AWPPA - Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act
  • BAM - Baikal-Amur Mainline
  • BAT - Best Available Techniques
  • BEAC - Barents Euro Arctic Council
  • BEAR - Barents Euro Arctic Region
  • BEP - Best Environmental Practice
  • BIS - Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (UK)
  • BP - British Petroleum
  • CAA - Chinese Arctic and Antarctic Administration
  • CAFF - Conservation of Arctic Fauna and Flora
  • CARC - Canadian Arctic Resources Committee
  • CBD - Convention on Biological Diversity
  • CBSS - Council of the Baltic Sea States
  • CCGS - Canadian Coast Guard Ship
  • CEA - Centre d'Etudes Arctiques
  • CEARC - Centre Européen Arctique
  • CFP - Common Fisheries Policy
  • CITES - Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
  • CLCS - Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
  • CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
  • COP15 - 15th Conference of Parties (to the Kyoto Protocol)
  • CORE - Centre for Offshore Research & Engineering
  • CP Le - Cercle Polaire
  • CPAR - Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region
  • DC - Davis Corridor
  • DECC - Department of Energy and Climate Change (UK)
  • DEFRA - Department for Food and Rural Affairs (UK)
  • DFAIT - Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada)
  • DfT - Department for Transport (UK)
  • DND - Department of National Defence (Canada)
  • DWT - Dead Weight Tonnes
  • EBM - Ecosystem Based Management
  • EC - European Commission
  • EEZ - Exclusive Economic Zone
  • EFTA - European Free Trade Agreeement
  • EIA - Environmental Impact Assessment
  • ENGO - Environmental Non Governmental Organizations
  • EP - European Parliament
  • EPPR - Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response
  • EU - European Union
  • FC - Fram Corridor
  • FCO UK - Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • FPSO - Floating Production Storage and Offloading
  • GBP - Great Britain Pound
  • GDP - Gross Domestic Product
  • GEGA - Groupe d'Etude sur la Gouvernance Arctique (France)
  • GPS - Global Positioning System
  • HDI - Human Development Index
  • IASC - International Arctic Science Committee
  • IASSA - International Arctic Social Science Association
  • ICC - Inuit Circumpolar Council
  • IEA - International Energy Agency
  • IGO - Intergovernmental Organisation
  • ILO - International Labour Organisation
  • IMO - International Maritime Organisation
  • INSROP - International Northern Sea Route Programme
  • IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • IPEV - Institut Polaire Français
  • IPS - Indigenous Peoples' Secretariat
  • IPY - International Polar Year
  • IR - International Relations
  • ISA - International Seabed Authority
  • ITC - Inuit Tapirisat of Canada
  • ITK - Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
  • IUCN - International Union for the Conservation of Nature
  • JAMSTEC - Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
  • JANSROP - Japan Northern Sea Route Programme
  • JARE - Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition
  • JAXA - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
  • JCAR - Japan Consortium for Arctic Environmental Research
  • JOGMEC - Japan Oil, Gas, and Metals National Corporation
  • LNG - Liquefied Natural Gas
  • MARPOL - Convention on the Prevention of Pollution by Ships
  • MCA - Maritime and Coastguard Agency (UK)
  • MEP - Member of European Parliament
  • MEXT - Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • MFA - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • MLIT - Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (Japan)
  • MMPA - Marine Mammals Protection Act (USA)
  • MoFA - Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Japan)
  • MOU - Memorandum of Understanding
  • MP - Member of Parliament
  • MPA - Maritime and Port Authority (Singapore)
  • MT - Metric Tonnes
  • NAFTA - North American Free Trade Agreement
  • NAFO - Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization
  • NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
  • ND - Northern Dimension (EU)
  • NDFP - Northern Dimension of Canadian Foreign Policy
  • NEAFC - North East Atlantic Fisheries Convention
  • NEP - Northeast Passage
  • NERC - Natural Environment Research Council (UK)
  • NGO - Non-Governmental Organisation
  • NIPR - National Institute of Polar Research (Japan)
  • NMC - Northern Maritime Corridor
  • NORA - Nordic Atlantic Cooperation
  • NORAD - North American Air Defence Command
  • NORDEFCO - Nordic Defense Cooperation
  • NORDREG - Northern Canada Vessel Traffic Services
  • NORDSUP - Nordic Supportive Defense Structures
  • NPC - Northern Pacific Corridor
  • NSIDC - National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • NSPD - National Security Presidential Directive
  • NSR - Northern Sea Route
  • NUS - National University of Singapore
  • NWP - Northwest Passage
  • NWT - Northwest Territories
  • OME - Offshore and Marine Engineering
  • OPRC - International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation
  • OPRF - Ocean Policy Research Foundation (Japan)
  • OSPAR - Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic
  • PA - Polar Ambassador
  • PAME - Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment
  • PAP - People's Action Party (Singapore)
  • PAS - Polish Academy of Science
  • PM - Prime Minister
  • PMO - Prime Minister's Office
  • POPs - Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • PP - Permanent Participants
  • PRS - Stanislaw Siedlecki Polish Research Station
  • PRU - Polar Regions Unit (UK)
  • PSA - Port of Singapore Authority
  • RAIPON - Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North
  • RCMP - Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • RFE - Russian Far East
  • RFMO - Regional Fisheries Management Organization
  • SAO - Senior Arctic Official
  • SAON - Sustaining Arctic Observation Network
  • SAR - Search and Rescue
  • SCPAR - Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region
  • SDF - Japan Maritime Self Defense Force
  • SDWG - Sustainable Development Working Group (Arctic Council)
  • SIPRI - Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  • SMC - Singapore's Maritime Cluster
  • SNP - Scottish National Party
  • SOE - State Owned Enterprises
  • SOF - Ship and Ocean Foundation
  • SOLAS - Safety of Life at Sea (IMO)
  • STCW - Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers
  • TNC - Transnational Corporations
  • TPP - Trans Polar Passage
  • TSR - Transpolar Sea Route
  • UDHR - Universal Declaration on Human Rights
  • UK - United Kingdom
  • ULCC - Ultra Large Crude Carrier
  • UN - United Nations
  • UNCCD - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
  • UNCED - United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
  • UNCLOS - United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
  • UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  • UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • UNDRIP - United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • UNECE - United Nations European Economic Commission for Europe
  • UNEP - United Nations Environmental Programme
  • UNFCCC - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • UNIS - University of Svalbard
  • USA - United States of America
  • USGS - United States Geological Survey
  • USSR - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • VLCC - Very Large Crude Carrier
  • WCED - World Commission on Environment and Development
  • WDGF - Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation
  • WMD - Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • WMO - World Meteorological Organization
  • WWF - World Wildlife Fund
  • WWII - World War II

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