Strategy and Workplan

AMAP's work is conducted according to a mandate determined by the Arctic Council Ministers and Senior Arctic Officials, the AMAP Strategic Framework and the (bi-annually updated) AMAP Workplan.


The AMAP Strategic Framework 2010+ constitutes the framework under which AMAP activities will be conducted during the period 2010-2018. This strategy document was approved by the Arctic Council Ministers at their meeting in Nuuk, Greenland, May 2011.

The AMAP Strategic Framework describes AMAP's:

  • mandate;
  • vision;
  • goals;
  • guiding principles;
  • operational structure, and
  • strategic framework.

The AMAP Strategic Framework will be updated as and when necessary to reflect the decisions of the Arctic Council Ministers.


The AMAP Workplan describes the work that will be implemented over the coming year(s) to fulfill the AMAP mandate and address specific requests from Ministers and their Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs). The AMAP Workplan is updated and agreed at meetings of the AMAP Working Group, and subject to approval by SAOs and Ministers.