The SETAC Arabian Gulf Branch (SETAC AGB) was established in 2013 and is a regional branch under the umbrella of SETAC Europe. The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) is a non-profit Society which provides a forum for individuals and institutions engaged in the study, analysis, and solution of environmental problems, management and regulation of natural resources, education, and research and development. SETAC supports the development of principles and practices for protection, enhancement and management of sustainable environmental quality, and ecosystem preservation.
SETAC AGB is an independent, non-profit scientific and professional organization, which works as an open, multidisciplinary forum for biologists, chemists, environmental scientists, toxicologists, and life cycle assessment (LCA) experts from countries of the Arabian Gulf. It provides important opportunities for discussion among academia, business, and government, promoting the application of scientific knowledge to environmental policy. It organizes workshops, scientific meetings, and training courses on topics of environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, and life cycle assessment topics. An emphasis is given to support young scientists from the region (e.g., organize convenient and affordable meetings to connect with experienced scientists). The important mission of the SETAC AGB branch is also to coordinate local and national activities related to environmental toxicology and chemistry and to promote SETAC Europe in the region.