NOAA is leading Pathways to Adaptation: Ocean Acidification in the Arctic, a workshop in Helsinki, Finland on October 5 – 6 with the U.S. Department of State and Natural Resources Defense Council. NOAA will present the first U.S. Arctic adaptation framework that can serve as a foundation for the development of additional adaptation strategies throughout the entire Arctic region. The adaptation framework incorporates the results of a risk assessment or Alaska’s fishery sector by enacting mitigation strategies such as diversifying economies and providing job training opportunities. This workshop will engage scientist, socio-economists, and stakeholders from Scandinavian and Baltic countries, including Russia and Finland, with the aim to begin developing strategies to help human populations, especially indigenous and subsistence fisherpeople, adapt to the impacts of ocean acidification. Finland will assume chairmanship of the Arctic Council from the U.S. in May 2017.