The Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP)
The Scientific and Technical Review Panel of the Ramsar Convention was established by Resolution 5.5 (Kushiro, 1993) as a subsidiary body of the Convention to provide scientific and technical guidance to the Conference of the Parties, the Standing Committee, and the Ramsar Secretariat. Resolution VII.2 (San José, 1999) and Resolution VIII.28 (Valencia, 2002) modified the composition and modus operandi of the STRP. The present modus operandi was determined by Resolution X.9 (Changwon, 2008), and Resolution XI.18 (Bucharest, 2012) further adjusted the Panel’s composition and its modus operandi. The modus operandi of the Panel for 2013-2015 is available here [PDF].
Structure and role of the STRP
Delivering the Ramsar Convention in your country
Support to Contracting Parties and National Focal Points
- Web-based STRP Portal
This website is designed to provide STRP National Focal Points (STRP NFPs) and the whole Ramsar Community with easy access to information about the work of the STRP and to enable STRP NFPs (and anyone else) to contribute to the delivery of its tasks.
- STRP Newsletter
This newsletter has been created by the Ramsar Convention Secretariat in collaboration with STRP members and Observer Organizations with the purpose of keeping STRP National Focal Points informed on the progress of the Panel’s work during this triennium 2009-2012, and to provide useful information on wetland conservation for the implementation of the Convention in each country, as well as to enhance the STRP network throughout the regions.
> Read the latest issue, STRP 2013-2 (PDF)
> STRP Newsletter archive
- Ramsar Scientific and Technical Briefing Notes
Wetlands and climate change: a briefing note