Global International Waters Assessment
Arctic Greenland, East Greenland Shelf, West Greenland Shelf, GIWA Regional
assessment 1b, 15, 16
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations
Pedersen, S.A., Madsen, J. and M. Dyhr-Nielsen
This Report presents the results of the GIWA assessment
of the marine waters around Greenland – comprising unique and
globally significant ecosystems. Major concerns are due to overexploitation
of fish, seabirds and marine mammals and toxic contamination of the
marine resources due to long-range transport from chemical emissions
to water and air in industrial areas in northern Asia, Europe and America.
In the Northern part, severe impacts on the arctic habitats can be expected,
if global warming continues unabated.