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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.





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Contaminant Screening

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Oil Spill

16th Ordinary Meeting of the Council, Nov. 28, 2013




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ENVIRONMENT DAY OF THE REGION 2019







Establishment of ROPME


The Regional Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Areas of Bahrain, I.R. Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates was convened in Kuwait from 15-23 April 1978. The Conference adopted on 23 April 1978 the Action Plan for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Areas, the Kuwait Regional Convention for Co-operation on the Protection of the Marine Environment from Pollution, and the Protocol concerning Regional Co-operation in Combating Pollution by Oil and Other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency.)


ROPME SEA AREA (RSA)


Since its establishment, ROPME has provided technical coordination to the Kuwait Action Plan (KAP) and assisted its eight Member States in the implementation of the Convention and its Protocols, as well as a number of projects, covering environmental assessment and environmental management, including public awareness and training.


ROPME Sea Area (referred to as the Kuwait Action Plan Region in the past) is the sea area surrounded by the eight Member States of ROPME: Bahrain, I.R. Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The term "ROPME Sea Area" was coined by Plenipotentiaries of the Member States to achieve unanimity in denoting the area covered by the Kuwait Regional Convention of 1978. It in fact reflects the goodwill of the Member States to cooperate in protecting their common marine environment in spite of the existing geopolitical boundaries.

According to Article II of the Kuwait Regional Convention, the ROPME Sea Area (RSA) is defined as extending between the following geographic latitudes and longitudes, respectively: 16°39'N, 53°3'30''E; 16°00'N, 53°25'E; 17°00'N, 56°30'E; 20°30'N, 60°00'E; 25°04'N, 61°25'E.






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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

ROPME MEMBER STATES

Kingdom of Bahrain

Kingdom of Bahrain
H.H. Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al-Khalifa

Islamic Republic of Iran

Islamic Republic of Iran
H.E. Dr. Issa Kalantari

Republic of Iraq

Republic of Iraq
H.E. Dr. Alaa Abdessaheb Al-Alwan

State of Kuwait

State of Kuwait
H.E. Mrs. Mariam Al-Aqeel

State of Oman

State of Oman
H.E. Mr. Mohammed Bin Salim Bin Said Al-Toobi

State of Qatar

State of Qatar
H.E. Mr. Abdulla bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
H.E. Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al Fadhli

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates
H.E. Dr. Thani Bin Ahmad Al Zeyoudi
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