Regional meeting of the GCRMN on the Status and Trend of Coral Reefs in the ROPME Sea Area (West Asia)

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A two-day workshop on the Status and Trends of Coral Reefs in the Regional Organisation for the Protection of the Marine Environment (ROMPE) Sea Area (West Asia) is being organised by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, the United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office of West Asia (UNEP ROWA) & the Oman Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs, in Oman between 6-7 November 2019. The workshop will be attended by scientists and government officials from the ROPME Sea Area, with the aim of identifying and collating relevant coral reef data sets from the region.

The GCRMN is producing a new “Status of the World’s Coral Reefs” report by mid-2020, and although the ROMPE Sea Area has been included in previous versions of the report, there are many gaps in knowledge of long-term trends in the status of coral reefs in the region.

Therefore, the upcoming workshop and edition of the GCRMN report will provide an excellent opportunity to contribute towards filling the gaps in knowledge by bringing together stakeholders from across the ROMPE Sea Area region to produce a regional chapter for the global report.

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Regional Organization for the Protection of the Marine Environment (ROPME) Sea Area

Region

ROPME sea area