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Promoting Ocean Health with the Research Vessel AlMostakshif

30 November –12 December 2023, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

30 November 2023

Time: 16:00-17:00 (GMT +4) | Location: Atoms4Climate Pavilion

The ocean plays a key role in regulating climate, supporting biodiversity, providing resources and sustaining life on Earth. Evolving climate conditions are causing significant changes in the ocean that can have detrimental effects on these essential processes. This event aims to raise awareness of the vital importance of preserving the health of the ocean and to highlight how the new IAEA-KISR Ocean Health project will contribute to this global effort through innovative research and capacity building among IAEA Member States. Following the event, a high-level guided tour and a reception will be hosted onboard the research vessel AlMostakshif.


  • Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General, IAEA 

  • Peter Thomson, United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean  

  • Inger Anderson, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  

  • Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (video message) 

  • Meshan M. Al-Otaibi, Acting Director General, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research


Najat Mokhtar, Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, IAEA

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