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The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is a true destination of distinction with a rich culture and an intriguing past. It is a destination which is constantly being refined and expanded with an underlying theme of delivering experiences to enrich the lives of residents and visitors alike.
Committed to conserving, promoting and leveraging the heritage, culture and traditions of Abu Dhabi emirate, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is charged with the development of a leading cultural landscape with the aim of supporting the evolution of Abu Dhabi into a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction.
The Regional Organization for the Protection of the Marine Environment (ROPME) has been initially established in 1979 as a result of the Article XVI of the Kuwait Regional Convention for Cooperation on the Protection of the Marine Environment from Pollution which agreed to be signed by the eight Member States after the Regional Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Areas in Kuwait during 15-23 April 1978.
The main objective of ROPME is to coordinate efforts of the eight Member States towards protection the marine and coastal environment and ecosystems in the ROPME Sea Area against marine pollution and stressors that might be induced from developmental activities or / and other drivers of change.
Established on 4th August 1982 at Manama, Bahrain, within the framework of Kuwait Regional Convention for Co-operation on the Protection of the Marine Environment from Pollution together with the Protocol concerning Co-operation in Combating Pollution by Oil & other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency which were signed on 24th April 1978 at Kuwait.
MEMAC objective is to strengthen the capacities of the Contracting States and to facilitate co-operation among them in order to combat pollution by oil and other harmful substances in cases of marine emergencies; b) to assist Contracting States, which so request in the development of their own national capabilities to combat pollution by oil and other harmful substances and co-ordinate and facilitate information exchange, technological co-operation and training; c) a later objective, namely the possibility of initiating operations to combat pollution by oil and other harmful substances at the regional level, may be considered. This possibility should be submitted for approval by the Council after evaluating the results achieved in the fulfilment of the previous objectives and in the light of financial resources which could be made available for this purpose.