CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel

About Us

 

Participants of the 13th Session of the CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel
<Left to right: Rokkam Rao(ICPO), Lin Liu, Caroline Ummenhofer, Toshiaki Shinoda, Ming Feng, Roxy Mathew Koll, Jerome Vialard, Lisa Beal, Michael McPhaden, Dongxiao Wang, Jing Li(ICPO)>

The CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel provides scientific and technical oversight for implementation of the sustained ocean observing system for the Indian Ocean and coordinates research on the role of the Indian Ocean on the climate system.

Terms of Reference

1. Provide scientific and technical oversight for a sustained ocean observing system for the Indian Ocean in order to provide ocean observations needed for climate variability research, and to underpin operational ocean applications and services relevant to the region, particularly with regard to ocean-state estimation and climate prediction.

2. Coordinate, and complete the implementation of the sustained ocean observing system for the Indian Ocean, to: (a) meet the common requirement of CLIVAR research foci and WCRP grand challenge, (b) satisfy the common requirements of GOOS and its modules; and (c) coordinate implementation activities in collaboration with relevant regional and global bodies, in particular IOGOOS and JCOMM.

3. Review and promote frontier multi-disciplinary research themes related to CLIVAR research foci and WCRP grand challenges. Liaise with relevant research panels of CLIVAR for coordinating scientific initiatives.

4. Report to the CLIVAR SSG and to GOOS through the IOC Perth Office.

Resources & Publications

Indian Ocean Observing System (IndOOS)

CLIVAR, in collaboration with IOGOOS and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, is working to design and implement an integrated observing system for the Indian Ocean, including a basin-wide mooring array.
IndOOS Review (2006 - 2016) - Ongoing!

Indonesia Throughflow Task Team (ITF-TT)

The overarching goal of the Indonesia Throughflow Task Team (ITF-TT) is to identify scientific gaps of ITF knowledge and develop an integrated strategy towards an internationally sustained ITF observing system.

Indian Panel Members

Name Role Institute Country
Jerome Vialard Co-Chair 2017 LOCEAN France
Lisa Beal Co-Chair 2019 University of Miami USA
Ming Feng Member 2017 CSIRO Australia
Weiqing Han Member 2017 University of Colorado USA
Toshiaki Shinoda Member 2017 Texas A&M University USA
Lin Liu Member 2018 First Institute of Oceanography China
Tomoki Tozuka Member 2018 University of Tokyo Japan
Agus Atmadipoera Member 2017 Bogor Agricultural University Indonesia
Kawser Ahmed Member 2017 University of Dhaka Bangladesh
Jerry Wiggert Member 2017 University of Southern Mississippi USA
Roxy Mathew Koll Member 2018 IITM India
Caroline Ummenhofer Member 2018 WHOI USA
Dongxiao Wang Member 2019 The South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (SCSIO), Chinese Science Academy (CAS) China
Michael McPhaden Ex officio Chair / Tropical Moored Buoy Implementation Panel USA
Satheesh Shenoi Ex officio Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)/Chair of IOGOOS India

The ICPO contacts for the CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel are Jing Li and Rokkam Rao.