This Strategic Plan addresses both short-term and long-term challenges and opportunities, through forty Strategic Actions comprised under four Strategic Goals:
Goal 1: Improve knowledge of the Arctic marine environment, and continue to monitor and assess current and future impacts on Arctic marine ecosystems.
Goal 2: Conserve and protect ecosystem function and marine biodiversity to enhance resilience and the provision of ecosystem services.
Goal 3: Promote safe and sustainable use of the marine environment, taking into account cumulative environmental impacts.
Goal 4: Enhance the economic, social and cultural well-being of Arctic inhabitants, including Arctic indigenous peoples and strengthen their capacity to adapt to changes in the Arctic marine environment.