Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Who's Who - Polar Acronyms

World Conservation Monitoring Centre
UNEP-WCMC is the specialist biodiversity assessment arm of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) based in Cambridge, UK.

UNEP works to encourage sustainable development through sound environmental practices, and has an extensive portfolio of activities around biodiversity. To help deliver these, it collaborates with WCMC, a not-for-profit organization with staff that includes dozens of specialists in the fields of biodiversity and ecosystem services, as well as social science, economics, law and information technology.

Working with partners worldwide, the Centre provides objective, scientifically rigorous products and services to help decision makers learn about the value of biodiversity and apply this knowledge. We not only collate and verify data on biodiversity and ecosystem services but also analyse and interpret it, making the results available to our partners in accessible forms.

Our funding comes from a variety of sources, including UNEP, international governmental and non-governmental organizations, national governments, the corporate sector and private foundations. A wide range of people also donate their time to help the Centre, including library volunteers, postgraduate students, interns and collaborating scientists.

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APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
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