- ISBN - 978-92-9469-218-4, DOI - 10.2826/958629, PDF - EA-01-22-109-EN-N
- Publication date
- 24 February 2022
- European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency
As a result of global warming, the marine ecosystem around the North Pole, the Central Arctic Ocean (CAO), is in fast transition from a permanently to a seasonally ice-covered ocean. The sea-ice loss is expected to enable summer access to the CAO for non-icebreaking ships, including fishery vessels, in the near future. However, the lack of knowledge on the CAO ecosystem impedes any assessment of the sustainability of potential future fisheries in the CAO.