Project Summary

The Arctic Vegetation Archive (AVA) and  Arctic Vegetation Classification (AVC) are long-term activities of IASC and the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) and a dedicated group of Arctic vegetation scientists. The ultimate goal of the combined set of activities is to supplement the Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map with a plot-database framework that can be applied at circumpolar-, regional-, landscape-, and plot level scales to support a wide diversity of Arctic-system modeling and biodiversity studies that involve vegetation data. An in-person meeting at ASSW 2023 Vienna is needed for: (1) extended discussion of progress in each of the Arctic countries; (2) development of a plan for completion of the AVA and AVC at the regional levels in Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Svalbard, and Russia; and (3) a collaborative international funding plan to complete an integrated circumpolar AVA and AVC

Date and Location: 

ASSW 2023 February 2023 I Vienna, Austria


IASC Working Group / Committees funding the Project:


Project Lead

Donald Walker


Year funded by IASC



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