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Community Based Monitoring Programs in the Arctic explores the concept and use of community-based monitoring (CBM) of ecological conditions in the Arctic. The authors analyze current programs and determines that CBM, while widespread and effective, nonetheless still has untapped potential. Presenting numerous examples and substantial data from a pan-Arctic survey and several workshops around the Arctic, Ths book offers a state of the field and a guide for mapping out the next steps. 

Contributors include Finn Danielsen, Noor Johnson, Olivia Lee, Maryann Fidel, Lisbeth Iversen, Michael K. Poulsen, Hajo Eicken, Ania Albin, Simone G. Hansen, Peter L. Pulsifer, Peter Thorne, and Martin Enghoff.

116 pages | 11 halftones, 11 tables | 7 x 10

Earth Sciences: Environment

Sociology: Urban and Rural Sociology

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction
1.1 Methods
2 Capabilities
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Characteristics of Arctic CBM Programs
2.3 Coverage of Arctic CBM Programs
2.4 The Framework and Format of Knowledge Products from the Arctic CBM Programs
2.5 Linkages to International Agreements and UN Sustainable Development Goals
2.6 Summary: Capabilities
3 Good Practice
3.1 Good Practice: Establishing CBM Programs
3.2 Good Practice: Implementing CBM Programs
3.3 Good Practice: Sustaining CBM Programs
3.4 Good Practice: Obtaining Impacts Through CBM
3.5 Good Practice: Connecting and Cross-Weaving with Other Approaches
3.6 Good Practice: Ensuring the Quality of Knowledge Products
3.7 Good Practice: Addressing the Rights of Indigenous and Local Communities
3.8 Summary: Good Practice
4 Challenges and How to Address Them
4.1 Challenge: Limited Ability or Interest of Management Agencies to Access,
Understand, and Act on CBM-Derived Guidance
4.2 Challenge: Insufficient Linkages Between CBM Programs and the Priorities of
Northern Communities
4.3 Challenge: Sustaining Community Members’ Long-Term Commitment to CBM Efforts
4.4 Challenge: Lack of Compatibility Between Data Formats of Scientist-Executed Monitoring and CBM Programs
4.5 Challenge: Intellectual Property Rights, Respect and Reciprocity, and Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC)
4.6 Challenge: Organizational and Support Structures for CBM Programs
4.7 Summary: Challenges and How to Address Them
5 Moving Forward with CBM in the Arctic
Appendix A. Arctic CBM Programs
Appendix B. CBM Practitioner Questionnaire

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