Iran’s Cabinet of Ministers decided to postpone the 14th International Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures (ICOPMAS) for two years because of the outbreak of COVID-19.
In a cabinet session on Sunday, the Iranian ministers
decided to postpone ICOPMAS 2020 in Tehran until 2022.
Following the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, the World
Health Organization (WHO) has recommended cancelling conferences and gatherings
to contain the spread of the disease.
The 14th edition of ICOPMAS was scheduled to be held in
Tehran in December 2020.
The Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran had announced
earlier that the conference in Tehran would discuss various topics such as
coastal engineering, coast and port management, port and marine engineering,
offshore engineering, equipment and facilities, as well as marine environment
ICOPMAS is one of the oldest and the most important
scientific event in Iran and the Persian Gulf region that provides ground for
exchange of the latest scientific innovations and technical executive achievements
by gathering engineers, designers, scientists and researchers in the field of
coasts, ports and marine structures.