Global International Waters Assessment: Russian Arctic, GIWA Regional Assessment 1a
This report presents the results of the Global International Waters Assessment for the Russian Arctic (GIWA region 1a), as determined during three workshops. The first Scoping and Scaling Workshop was held in Zvenigorod (Moscow) from 15-18 April 2002. To achieve the workshops objectives, 17 scientists whose expertise included issues related to environmental and socio-economic impact assessment in the Arctic region were invited to participate. Among participants of the workshop were: GIWA/UNEP Scientific Director Mr. Dag Daler, GIWA/ UNEP Coordinator Northern Hemisphere Mrs. Elina Rautalahti-Miettinen, Dr. Thor S. Larsen (UNEP/GRID-Arendal, Norway), Deputy Executive Secretary of AMAP Vitaly A. Kimstach (Norway), and Prof. Sergei M. Chernyak (USGS/Great Lakes Science Center, USA). The second and third workshops (Detailed impacts assessment, Causal chain analysis and Policy option analysis) were held in Moscow, Russia, on June 16-18, 2003, and September 15-19, 2003. Seven experts participated in these workshops.