Below are current and recent projects, along with Eamer Science & Policy teams assigned to them.
Arctic biodiversity principles and their application in mainstreaming biodiversity. 2016. Phase 1: Background and options paper. Scoping project for Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group of the Arctic Council, producing a report and presentation with key findings and recommendations. ES&P team: Joan Eamer (lead); Claire Eamer (interviews with practitioners); Megan Osmond-Jones (research assistant). Available from CAFF.
Transboundary large marine ecosystems assessment. 2016. Assessment report and summary for policy makers. Part of the United Nations/Global Environment Facility Transboundary Waters Assessment Program (ES&P’s client: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO). ES&P involvement: Joan Eamer edited the multi-author assessment report and co-authored and prepared infographics for the status and trends report; Kelly Badger prepared maps and graphics for the assessment report. Available at www.geftwap.org.
Life Linked to Tundra; Life Linked to Ponds; Life Linked to Spring. 2015. Youth communication materials (children’s pocket ecosystem guides and instructors’ manuals) based on the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment. For CAFF, a working group of Arctic Council. ES&P team: Claire Eamer (project lead, senior writer); Megan Osmond-Jones (researcher, junior writer); Kelly Badger (graphic designer). Available from CAFF online.
Waste Crime – Waste Risks: Gaps in Meeting the Global Waste Challenge. 2015. A UNEP Rapid Response Assessment. ES&P contribution: Claire Eamer (substantive editor, copy editor). Available at GRID.
Yukon Health and Wellness in a Changing Climate. 2014. Internal report for the Yukon Climate Change Coalition. ES&P team: Claire Eamer (science writer, substantive editor) and Patrick Daley (substantive editor).
Life Linked to Ice: A Guide to Sea-Ice-Associated Biodiversity in This Time of Rapid Change. Report prepared for the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group of Arctic Council, 2013. It was released at the Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, October 21-23, 2013, and is available for download at the CAFF website. ES&P lead: Joan Eamer (lead author, editor, and graphics designer). Other associates: Megan Osmond-Jones (research and editorial assistance); Claire Eamer (copy editor).
Russian Arctic Protected Area Network Assessment. 2013. Copy edited report translated from the Russian for WWF Global Arctic Programme. ES&P team: Joan Eamer and Nick Osmond-Jones.
Pacific Marine Minerals and Deep Sea Mining Assessment. 2013. Multi-volume report on the science and economic potential of marine minerals. UNEP/GRID-Arendal, Marine Programme. ES&P contribution: Claire Eamer and Patrick Daley, technical editors. Available from GRID-Arendal.
Rapid Change in the Arctic, UNEP Yearbook 2013 emerging issues chapter, released at the UNEP Governing Council meeting, February 2013. ES&P lead: Joan Eamer (part of author team). Available from UNEP.
Frozen Heat: A Global Outlook on Methane Gas Hydrates. 2015. Two-volume report on the science and energy potential of gas hydrates, along with a summary report for policy makers. UNEP/GRID-Arendal, Marine Programme. In production. ES&P lead: Claire Eamer (science writer, substantive editor). Other associates: Patrick Daley (editorial assistant, reference editor); Joan Eamer (editorial consultant).
Canadian Arctic and Taiga Ecozone Status and Trends reports. Canadian Councils of Resource Ministers, 2012 and ongoing. ES&P lead: Joan Eamer (author or science writer for arctic and taiga ecozone reports and part of author team for report on northern caribou); Megan Osmond-Jones (research and editorial assistant). Project website
CircumArctic Rangifer Monitoring and Assessment (CARMA) Network. A network of researchers, managers, and community leaders working on caribou and wild reindeer populations around the Arctic. ES&P leads: Joan Eamer (communications and planning, ongoing; most recently, co-editor of proceedings of CARMA 8, December 2012); Megan Osmond-Jones (developer of CARMA database of publications and reports, 2012). CARMA website.
Arctic Species Trend Index reports. Technical reports on marine species trends and on spatial analysis and a key findings report based on these, April 2012. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna working group of Arctic Council with the Zoological Society of London. ES&P lead: Joan Eamer (science writer for key findings report and editor of technical reports). Reports available from CAFF. Key findings report.
Why Value the Oceans? A Discussion Paper. February 2012. Prepared by UNEP/GRID-Arendal and Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions in collaboration with the UNEP TEEB Office and the UNEP Regional Seas Programme. ES&P co-leads: Joan Eamer, Claire Eamer (science writers, substantive editors). Available at GRID.
State of the Mediterranean Marine and Coastal Environment, 2012. Internal document prepared by UNEP/GRID-Arendal for submission to the governing body of the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP). ES&P leads: Joan Eamer and Claire Eamer (science writers, editors). Other associates: Patrick Daley (editorial assistant, bibliography editor).
Yukon Thinhorn Sheep: Horn Growth, Genetics and Climate Change. 2014. Environment Yukon. ES&P lead: Claire Eamer (science writer). Available online from Environment Yukon.
Clean Energy, Analysis of Options for Many Strong Voices, an alliance of Arctic and Small Island Developing States, January 2012. Interviews, background research and briefing materials. ES&P lead: Joan Eamer (project lead). Many Strong Voices website.
Yukon Water: An Assessment of Climate Change Vulnerabilities. 2011. Government of Yukon. ES&P lead: Claire Eamer (consultant, science writer, editor). Available at Environment Yukon.