Protection of the Definitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic as areas having a high latitude, long winters, short, cool summers,... More Marine Environment. One of the working groups of the Arctic Council. It is the focal point of the Arctic Council’s activities related to the protection and sustainable use of the arctic marine environment. It has a specific mandate to review and advice on non-emergency pollution prevention and control measures to protect the Arctic marine environment from both land and sea-based activities.