Environmental management of the Barents Sea Video III. A Norwegian-Russian collaboration

- The Joint Norwegian-Russian Commission on Environmental Protection.
- Смешанная Норвежско - Российская Комиссия по сотрудничеству в области охраны окружающей среды.

Environmental cooperation between Russia and Norway is based on an agreement made in 1992.  Norwegian and Russian politicians, managers and researches meet annually in the Joint Norwegian-Russian Environmental Commission to discuss environmental issues and to adopt or review the commission’s work programme. Today, the main purposes of the cooperation are to contribute to the comprehensive, ecosystem-based management of the entire Barents Sea, and to update and improve our ecological knowledge base for the area. Key projects are joint understanding of ecological status and trends, identification of valuable and vulnerable areas throughout the year, and cooperative environmental monitoring.