CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel

About Us

 

Figure: IndOOS-2: A Roadmap to Sustained Observations of the Indian Ocean for 2020-2030

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 the research of climate variability and change, 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)

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
Lisa Beal Co-Chair 2020 University of Miami USA
Roxy Mathew Koll Co-Chair 2020 IITM India
Caroline Ummenhofer Member 2020 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) USA
Dongxiao Wang Member 2021 School of Marine Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University China
Juliet Hermes Member 2020 South African Environmental Observation Network South Africa
Lisan Yu Member 2020 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) USA
Nick Hardman-Mountford Member 2020 Oceans & Natural Resources, Commonwealth Secretariat UK
Elaine McDonagh Member 2020 Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE) Norway
Motoki Nagura Member 2021 JAMSTEC Japan
Weiqiang Wang Member 2021 South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, China Academy of Science China
Taekeun Rho Member 2021 Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology | KIOST Republic of Korea
Birgit Gaye Member 2022 University of Hamburg Germany
Dwi Susanto Member 2022 University of Maryland USA/Indonesia
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.