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The Headquarters of ROPME has moved to a new location in Sulabikhat since 7 October 2018. New telephone numbers: 22093939 22093911 22093901.

Contaminant Screening


Organotin Compounds
  • In Sediments,Tetrabutyl Tin (TBT) found in significant amounts at Jebel Ali port (UAE), Umm Said, Dukhan (Qatar), and off BAPCO (Bh.)
  • In Bivalves,TBT, DBT and TPhT presented with much higher levels in Pearl oysters from Abu Dhabi (UAE) and off BAPCO in Bh. In Rock oysters, Total Butyltins and TBT were relatively low except in Akkah Beach and Abu Dhabi in UAE and Hilf in Oman, reflecting detected high levels in their surrounding sediments
  • In Fish, TBT was low in most of analyzed fish .Exceptions were detected in muscle of some species from Badaiya (Bh), Umm Said and Doha (Qatar) and Quriyat (Oman). The derivatives Diphenyltin (DPHT) and Triphenyltin (TPHT) are detected in grouper from Al Khawr (Qatar)

Examples of Obtained Results:



Levels of Tributyltin (TBT) in Fish Muscles and Liver (Orange-spotted Grouper) from RSA during 2000-01






The Headquarters of ROPME has moved to a new location in Sulabikhat since 7 October 2018. New telephone numbers: 22093939 22093911 22093901.





2018 Poster Drawing Competition (click Events->News for details)





2018 Nov. Environmental Information





Meeting of the Regional Task Force on Eutrophication and HABs, 16-18 Jan. 2018, Muscat, Oman





Meeting of the Regional Task Force on Climate Change Dimensions in ROPME Sea Area | 10-12 April 2017. Kuwait





Ecotourism Workshop 2017 (see Events->Other Events/Meetings/ 2017 Ecotourism for videos)

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