In collaboration with Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), PERSGA has organized a four days National Training Workshop during the period April 8th - 11th 2012. The workshop focused on training national specialists on preparedness and response to oil spill incidents. IMO OPRC level II training has been provided. The workshop also included introduction to the Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations (CAMEO) software suit. the workshop included revision of Jordan National Contingency Plan in the Case of Oil and other Hazardous Chemical Spill.
The workshop has been attended by 32 National experts including, the Ministry of Environment, ASEZA, Aqaba port Authorities, Maritime affairs, Coastal guard, naval forces, and many other sectors attended the training.
The participants has been trained to response during a hypothetical scenario of a pollution incident, the trainees formed working groups to respond to the incident as a management team.
The third day has been allocated to discuss and update the "national contingency plan of respond to oil and other hazardous materials", and the last day included training on CAMEO software suite that has been developed by NOAA and Environmental Protection Authority to respond to chemical pollution.
The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden