PERSGA carried out an integrated assessment of marine environment in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. The first State of Marine Environment (SOMER 1) was produced in 2006. It was mainly based on surveys, reviews, assessments, and progress in activities during 1990-2005. This volume was made use by many scientists, university students and graduates.
It has been planned that such assessment should be regularly carried out in the region. Thus, PERSGA is currently developing the second volume of the State of Marine Environment (SOMER 2) in cooperation with member countries and international and regional consultants.
This volume will be produced in English and Arabic. SOMER 2 will reveal the details of current status, impacts, threats and response measures, evaluate the general trends, presume scenarios and suggests possible opportunities and recommendations for decision making mechanisms.