This workshop was part of the INTAROS program (Integrated Arctic Observation System) Work Package 4 “Community Based Monitoring (CBM) programmes in the Arctic: Capabilities, good practice and challenges”. The specific purpose of the workshop was to discuss ways for improving and expanding the environmental monitoring efforts by cruise ships in the Arctic taking into account the ideas of implementing Citizen Science activities during cruises. The focus of the workshop was thus to discuss possible environmental monitoring program including simple methods that can be used alongside normal cruise activities during tourist expedition cruises in the Arctic.
A previous, informal report was contributed to IASC earlier.
This workshop report was submitted by Naja Mikkelsen, former IASC Vice-President and former IASC Council Member from Denmark.