BarentsPortal is a project implemented under the Joint Norwegian-Russian Commission on Environmental Protection. The portal is a joint Norwegian - Russian instrument designed for the mutual exchange and presentation of information and environmental data relevant to the integrated environmental management of the Barents Sea. Barentsportal serve as a tool for publishing of environmental status in the marine areas, and for further cooperation on ecosystem based management of the Barents Sea.
BarentsPortal is a combined web site. It consists of elements reflecting the ongoing project work within the frame of the Norwegian-Russian commission. One of the main tasks is a presentation of the joint Norwegian - Russian environmental status report for the Barents Sea with regular joint updates of the state of the ecosystem, including its ecosystem components and anthropogenic affects. Another task is an extended Map service. This service, that show thematic maps that shall contribute to simplify presentation of geographically data, will be continually developed and published when new environmental data become available. The technical part of the Barentsportal is developed and managed by the Norwegian Polar Institute originally in cooperation with SEVMORGEO.
The current environmental status presented in the portal consist partly of the report published in 2016 based on data from 2013, and an update of selected topics based on data from 2017. The 2016 report is presented as a PDF-file and should be cited as:
McBride, M.M., Hansen, J.R., Korneev, O., Titov, O. (Eds.) Stiansen, J.E., Tchernova, J., Filin, A., Ovsyannikov A. (Co-eds.) 2016. Joint Norwegian - Russian environmental status 2013. Report on the Barents Sea Ecosystem. Part II - Complete report. IMR/PINRO Joint Report Series, 2016 (2), 359pp. ISSN 1502-8828.
The web version of the Full Report (Part II) is published here on www.barentsportal.com, and should be cited as:
McBride, M.M., Hansen, J.R., Korneev, O., Titov, O. (Eds.) Stiansen, J.E., Tchernova, J., Filin, A., Ovsyannikov A. (Co-eds.) 2016. Joint Norwegian - Russian environmental status 2013. Report on the Barents Sea Ecosystem. Part II - Complete report. www.barentsportal.com
A list of contributing authores for the 2016 report is showed below.
Since 2017 the update of selected topics is updated by WEGIBAR. ICES Working Group on the Integrated Assessments of the Barents Sea (WGIBAR) conducts and develops integrated ecosystem assessments for the Barents Sea as part of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management. WGIBARs aim is to summarize and analyze up-to-date knowledge on the state of the Barents Sea ecosystem. Furthermore, the group will assist adaptive management by promoting input to monitoring strategies and advice as part of holistic Barents Sea management. WGIBAR consists of researchers from IMR and PINRO, the institutions that do most of the monitoring of the BS ecosystem, and also from UiT and NIIA.
The main output from the WGIBAR report is Annex 5: The state and trends of the Barents Sea in 2016. The Annex 5 is a basic part of the Barents Sea environmental status reporting by the Joint Russian Norwegian Environmental Commission and under its Work Programme for the Norwegian – Russian environmental cooperation 2016-2018. The published WGIBAR report in the barentsportal is the major yearly update of the key themes: Temporal development (integrated trend analyses); Current state of the Barents Sea ecosystem components; Interactions, drivers and pressures; Expected changes in the coming years. The yearly update follows up by an extended triennial Barents Sea environmental status report with more attention given on human activities, joint monitoring, specific topics and thematic GIS visualization of selected topics. The plan is to publish the next triennial report in 2020.
In the barentsportal we publish the current report from WGIBAR with a link to the previous reports which is archived.
Recommended format for purposes of citation:
ICES.2018. Report of the Working Group on the Integrated Assessments of the Barents Sea. WGIBAR 2017 (In preparation)
ICES.2017. Report of the Working Group on the Integrated Assessments of the Barents Sea. WGIBAR 2017 Report 16-18 March 2017. Murmansk, Russia. ICES CM 2017/SSGIEA: 04. 186 pp.
Contributing authors in the 2016 report in alphabetical order
S. Aanes1, J. Aars4, G. Alekseev6, J. Anders 1, N. Anisimova3, P. Arneberg4, B. Baik16, S. Bakanev3, A. Bambulyak10, S.E. Belikov11, I. Berchenko7, B. Berenboim3, I. Berthinussen19, O.K. Bjerkemo20, B. Bogstad1, S. Denisenko27, S. Denisenko27, S. Descamps4, A.V. Dolgov3, K. Drevetnyak3, K. Drinkwater1, E. Druzhkova7, A. Dvoretsky7, S.F. Eggereide16, K. Enberg28, E. Eriksen1,S. Falk-Petersen4, P. Fauchald12, A. Filin3, B. Frantzen31, A.K. Frie1, G. Gabrielsen4, K.L. Gabrielsen9, M.V. Gavrilo6, H. Gjøsæter1, H. Goodwin4, E.H. Hallfredsson1, K. Handeland14, T. Haug1, D. Howell1, C. Hvingel 1, Å. Høines1, G.V. Ilyin7, R. Ingvaldsen1, P.E. Iversen19, A. Jelmert1, E. Johannesen1, T. Johnsen8, C. Jørgensen28, L.L. Jørgensen1, N.M. Jørgensen10, O. Kalinka7, R. Kallenborn25, O. Karamushko7, A. Karasev3, A.L. Karsakov3, N. Kasatkina7, M.R. Kleiven1, R. Klepikovsky3, R. Kluge19, J. Klungsøyr1, T. Knutsen1, T. Knutsen1, J.H. Koefoed26, A.G. Kolstad19, O. Korneev2 , K.M. Kovacs4, Y.A. Kovalev3, J.V. Krasnov7 , V. Kuklin7, C. Kvamme1, J.A. Kålås15 , V. Larionov7, L.H. Larsen10, S.H. Larsen1, V. Lien1, O.W. Lind18, N.N. Lukin3 , S. Lunde20, C. Lydersen4, P. Lyubin3 , O. Lyubina7, A. Maage33, P.R. Makarevich7, I. Manushyn3, M.M. McBride1, S. Mehl1, K. Michalsen1, D. Moiseev7, A. Nalbandyan23, L.J. Naustvoll1, K. Nedreaas1, V. Nesterova3, P.B. Nizzetto25, T. E. Nordeng5, M. Novikov3 , E. Olsen1, C.D. Olseng19, E. Orlova3 , A. Ovsyannikov2, V.K. Ozhigin3, A. Pavlenko3, V. Pavlov3, G. Pedersen10 , C.F. Pettersen 19, M. Pinchukov3, N.F. Plotitsyna3 , I. Prokopchuk3, D.V. Prozorkevich3, O. Raustein18 , M. Reigstad9, P. Renaud10, G.B. Rudneva3, A.A. Russkikh3, A.E. Rybalko2 , I. Røttingen1, R. Sabirov29, I. Salvesen15 , E. Shamray4, A. Shavykin7, M.S. Shevelev3 , T. Shirokolobova7, N. Shtikova2, G. Skaret1, M. Skern-Mauritzen1, M. Skogen1 , O.V. Smirnov3, K. Sokolov3, J.E. Stiansen1, R. Storebø18, A.B. Storeng17 , H. Strøm4, J. Sundet1, O. Svetocheva7, V.N. Svetochev7, G.H. Systad12 , E.E. Syvertsen19, A.L. Sørensen17, T. Sørgård19, G. Tertitski32, T. Thangstad1 , O.V. Titov3, S. Tjelmeland1, A.G. Trofimov3, M. Tryland9, M. Tsyganova11 , H. Wolkers4, G. Van der Meeren1, B. Vanstein24, R. Vogsholm20, D. Vongraven4 , A. Yurko3, O. Yurko3, V. Zabavnikov3, D. Zacharov3, A. Zhilin3, S. Ziryanov3, P. Zolotarev3, P. Zolotariov 3, N. Øien1
|1 Institute of Marine Research (IMR), Norway||17 Norwegian Environment Agency, Norway|
|2 SEVMORGEO (SMG), Russia||18 Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (OD/NPD), Norway|
|3 Knipovich Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO), Russia||19 Norwegian Environmental Agency (NEA), Norway|
|4 Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI), Norway||19 Norwegian Environmental Agency (NEA), Norway|
|4 Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI), Norway||20 Norwegian Coastal Administration (KV), Norway|
|5 Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MI), Norway||21 Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (Bioforsk), Norway|
|6 Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), Russia||23 Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (SSV/NRPA), Norway|
|7 Murmansk Marine Institute of Biology (MMBI), Russia||24 Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (VNIIOceanology), Russia|
|8 Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Norway||25 Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Norway|
|9 UiT - Arctic University of Norway||26 Norwegian Maritime Directorate (NMD), Norway|
|10Akvaplan-niva, Norway||27 Zoological Institute (ZIN), Russia|
|11 All-Russia Institute for Nature Protection (VNIIPriroda), Russia||28 University of Bergen (UiB), Norway|
|12 Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Norway||29 Kazan State University (KSU), Russia|
|14 National Veterinary Institute (VI), Norway||31Bioforsk Soil and Environment Svanhovd, Norway;|
|15 Norwegian Biodiversity Information Center (ADB), Norway||32 Institute of Geography (RAS), Russia|
|16 Directorate of Fisheries (FDir), Norway||33 National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research|