31 October 2016 - 13:18
ICOPMAS kicks off in Tehran

TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) – The 12th International Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures (ICOPMAS 2016) was opened today in Olympic hotel, Tehran.

Speaking the opening ceremony of the event, Iran’s Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Mohammad Saeidnejad said the exhibition aims to create a think tank for exchanging experiences, producing opportunities for supply of domestic capabilities as well as providing grounds for future cooperation between Iran and the region.

The official also announced the implementation and operation of a grid for monitoring and predicting physical characteristics of the sea in collaboration with Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) as well as Vice Presidency for Science and Technology Affairs.

“Existence of 5800 kilometers of coastlines and 17 inhabitable islands has paved the path for development of business and economic activities,” he continued.

Saeidnejad also noted that scientific activities and international cooperation can be boosted by exploiting export capacities of Iranian ports; “extensive studies have been conducted in maritime sectors most of which pertain to sustainable development, integrated decision making as well as interoperability of using ports and beaches.”

“During ICOPMAS 2016, in addition to the network for monitoring physical characteristics of the sea, a book on the history of Iranian ports will also be unveiled,” commented deputy roads minister asserting that the book has been compiled by Iran’s TPO and University of Tehran.

ICOPMAS, as one of the oldest and the most important scientific events in Iran and the Persian Gulf region, provides an appropriate ground to exchange the latest scientific innovations and technical executive achievements by gathering engineers, designers, scientists and researchers in the field of coasts, ports and marine structures.

Attended by international organizations, the 12th International biannual conference on Costs, Ports and Marine Structures (ICOPMAS 2016) is underway in Tehran’s Olympic Hotel from 31 October to 2 November.

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