CARMA 5 Welcome Introductions Posters sprinkled throughout Wednesday

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CARMA 5 • Welcome • Introductions • Posters – sprinkled throughout – Wednesday evening

CARMA 5 • Welcome • Introductions • Posters – sprinkled throughout – Wednesday evening • Agenda changes • Finances – Elaine

CARMA 4

CARMA 4

2 key items 1. DATA MANAGEMENT • • CARMA data sharing policy CARMA metadata

2 key items 1. DATA MANAGEMENT • • CARMA data sharing policy CARMA metadata Data management Russian data 2. WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT

PROTOCOL MANUALS • CARIBOU HEALTH – – Body condition and health manual Tissue handling

PROTOCOL MANUALS • CARIBOU HEALTH – – Body condition and health manual Tissue handling Tissue archiving Training video • DEMOGRAPHY • HABITAT MANUAL

HUMAN DIMENSIONS • Meeting of caribou people from select user groups • The Voices

HUMAN DIMENSIONS • Meeting of caribou people from select user groups • The Voices of Caribou People Project

What is CARMA? • The Circumpolar Monitoring and Assessment (CARMA) Network is a species

What is CARMA? • The Circumpolar Monitoring and Assessment (CARMA) Network is a species network within the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) which reports to the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Group, a sub-program under the Arctic Council of ministers

Brief history of CARMA (1) ARCTIC COUNCIL CCAF 1998 the Arctic Council ministers directed

Brief history of CARMA (1) ARCTIC COUNCIL CCAF 1998 the Arctic Council ministers directed CAFF to “identify elements of a program to monitor circumpolar biodiversity” and to “assess the effects of climate change on Arctic ecosystems”. 1999 In Roveniemi, Finland a group funded by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) assembled to discuss the formation and elements of a circumpolar monitoring network for Rangifer 2000 In Iceland CAFF group gathered to develop a framework for a circumpolar biodiversity monitoring program. Rangifer confirmed as key indicator species and official Network endorsed

Brief history of CARMA (2) CAFF Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) 2001 Meeting in

Brief history of CARMA (2) CAFF Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) 2001 Meeting in Minary, NH core group met and received general direction to formalize a Rangifer Monitoring Network 2004 official launch of the Circum. Arctic Rangifer Monitoring and Assessment Network (CARMA) in Vancouver 2005 CARMA invited to become an official Network under the CBMP program • Key is funding • IASC • NSF • CCAF • NEI • IPY-Can (ends 2011)

Brief history of CARMA (3) CARMA CBMP CAFF AC CAN US DEN ICE NOR

Brief history of CARMA (3) CARMA CBMP CAFF AC CAN US DEN ICE NOR SWE FIN RUS

In previous CARMA meetings… CARMA – 1 (2004) – Agreement on mission statement –

In previous CARMA meetings… CARMA – 1 (2004) – Agreement on mission statement – Goal and objectives CARMA – 2 (2005) – Outline elements of project for International Polar Year – Agreement on protocol development CARMA – 3 (2006) – Implementation plan for CARMA-IPY project in anticipation of funding – Reference herd concept agreement – Presentation of body condition manual CARMA – 4 (2007) - Review of existing data holdings and data gaps, Data management and data sharing policies Expansion of reference herd concept Demography manual tabled Introduction of some synthesis tools CARMA – 5 (2008)

CARMA 5 • “PUTTING IT TOGETHER” Theme • Original goal of CARMA was that

CARMA 5 • “PUTTING IT TOGETHER” Theme • Original goal of CARMA was that we learn more by sharing data, ideas, experiences • Agenda of CARMA 5 reflects CARMA’s focus on bringing together our knowledge so that we learn more about how these tundra herds function and how people who depend on the caribou and reindeer are being impacted by changes in the Human/Caribou • Also wish to highlight the work that is being done, primarily by graduate students, that is providing that knowledge and hopefully ensuring that CARMA has a future