Regional Organization for the Protection
of the Marine Environment

Oceanographic Cruises

Periodical assessment of the state of marine environment in the whole ROPME Sea Area (RSA) was and still a major task in the ROPME Regional Action Plan, under the umbrella of the Kuwait Convention.

For the assessment of the open sea area of RSA, five Oceanographic Cruises have been conducted during the last 2 decades, beginning from the Mt. Mitchell Cruise in 1992 and the last being winter 2006 Cruise. Following is a summary of objectives and achievements for each Cruise:

Mt. Mitchell Cruise

Umitaka-Maru Cruises

ROPME Summer 2000 Oceanographic Cruise
ROPME Summer 2001 Oceanographic Cruise
ROPME Winter 2006 Oceanographic Cruise

Environment Day of the Region Celebration April 24, 2022

Environment Day of the Region Booklet 2021

The Headquarters of ROPME has moved to a new location in Sulabikhat since 7 October 2018. New telephone numbers: 22093939 22090021 24864226

ROPME-JICA Workshop on Coastal Habitat Conservation & Rehab in RSA | 16-17 Sep 2019

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

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