Omani Elected as GSA Chairman for Middle East

Dubai, Dr. Salem bin Ali al-Mahrouqi, Director

General of Investment Affairs at the Public Authority for Mining (PAM)

was elected as Chairman of the Geological Society of America (GSA)

for the Middle East in Dubai and member of the GSA Advisory Board in

the USA. Dr. al-Mahrouqi is the first Omani to occupy this regional


The GSA is the biggest professional geological society in the

world with 129,000 members from 129 countries. The Society, which

has 6 regional offices round the world, focuses on geology and

vocational developments of geologists. It carries out many activities,

such as organizing seminars, conferences, workshops and specialized

training courses on oil geology. It also publishes many scientific

publications and books.

The Society organizes many specialized competitions, the most

important of which is the Imperial Barrel Award Competition at which

the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) came third at the international

level many times.

Source: Oman News Agency