AMAP is an international
organization established in 1991 to implement components of the
Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy (AEPS).
Now a programme group of the Arctic
Council, AMAP's current objective is "providing reliable and
sufficient information on the status of, and threats to, the Arctic
environment, and providing scientific advice on actions to be
taken in order to support Arctic governments in their efforts
to take remedial and preventive actions relating to contaminants".