To harness growing interest among US scientists in Indian Ocean research, the US IIOE-2 Steering Committee held an Indian Ocean community workshop September 11-13, 2017 in La Jolla, CA.
Please see the workshop archive with agenda, recordings, presentations slides and an online poster gallery.
2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the International Indian Ocean Expedition and the beginning of a new phase of coordinated international research dubbed the Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2). This 5-year global science initiative is engaging the international science community in collaborative research to improve our understanding of key ocean and climate drivers in the Indian Ocean basin.
Through a combination of plenary sessions and smaller group discussions, participants in this workshop worked across disciplines of biological, chemical, physical, and geological oceanography, as well as climate dynamics and atmospheric science to generate integrated observing and process experiment strategies to address some of the leading, multidisciplinary science questions in the Indian Ocean basin.
The workshop is sponsored by the US Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program, NASA Physical Oceanography, NOAA Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF).