08–13 January 2017

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About the Workshop

The Persian Gulf is a semi-enclosed sea with an area of roughly 250 000km2 and connected to the Indian Ocean through the narrow 55-kilometer wide Strait of Hormuz. In the past decades, the Persian Gulf and its coastal ecosystems have been subject to intensive pollution from river systems, commercial fishing, degradation of mangroves and coral reefs, marine mining, urbanization, fast pace of coastal development, discharge of untreated domestic and industrial sewage and agricultural runoff.

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