【ONLINE】16th Session of CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Event City: 
Event Attendance: 
By invitation
Event Contact: 
Jing Li
Event Description: 

16th Session of CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel
24 March 2020, Goa, India
Download the info booklet (draft)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IORP-16 will be organised virtually on 24 March 2020!

The 16th Session of CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel will be organised on 24 March 2020, at Vasco-da-Gama in Goa, Indian, alongside the IRF-10, IOGOOS-16, SIBER-10, IIOE-2 SC4, IOCINIO meetings. Prior to this week, the 2020 International Indian Ocean Science Conference (IIOSC2020), will be organised at Dona Paula, Goa, India from 16 to 20 March 2020.

Draft Meeting Schedule 

  1. Draft Agenda for IORP-16
  2. Draft Agenda for IOGOOS-16
  3. Draf Agenda for IRF-10
  4. Draft Agenda for IIOE-2 SC-4


Main Venue: Bogmallo Beach Resort, Bogmalo Rd, Bogmalo, South Goa, India.
Conference Rooms: Meteora Hall, Coral 1 and Coral 2.
The Bogmallo Beach Resort is very close to Vasco da Gama and the Goa International Airport.

Please note: the IIOSC 2020 Side Meetings are to be held at a different location in Goa (Bogmalo, South Goa) to the IIOSC 2020 (which will be held at the National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa)


Name Affiliation Country Role
Lisa Beal (remote) University of Miami USA Co-chair
Roxy Mathew Koll Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) India Co-chair
Juliet Hermes South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) South Africa Member
Elaine McDonagh (remote) National Oceanography Centre UK Member
Caroline Ummenhofer (remote) WHOI USA Member
Lisan Yu (remote) WHOI USA Member
Motoki Nagura JAMSTEC Japan Member
Taekeun Rho Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) Rep. of Korea Member
Dwi Susanto University of Maryland USA Member
Birgit Gaye University of Hamburg Germany Member
Michael McPhaden NOAA/PMEL USA Ex officio
Satheesh Shenoi INCOIST India Ex officio
Jing Li (remote) International CLIVAR Project Office (ICPO) China ICPO Staff

Transport and Transfer

Goa International Airport (or Dabolim Airport), is served directly by domestic flights and a handful of international flights. Generally, you'll have to fly into a major city such as Mumbai or Delhi and change to a domestic flight with airlines such as Jet Airways, Air India, SpiceJet or IndiGo. The airport arrivals hall is equipped with currency exchange, ATMs and a prepaid taxi counter. 

The Bogmallo Beach Resort is a 10-minute drive from the airport. If coming direct from the Goa International Airport to Bogmallo Beach Resort, the special group booking rate includes Airport Transfers (see Accomodation Section).


Accommodation bookings are the responsibility of participants. Participants are kindly advised to make their hotel and flight bookings as soon as possible. The following accommodation notes are for your reference and guidance. Please note that they may be subject to change at the time of booking. 
Hotel: Bogmallo Beach Resort, Bogmalo Rd, Bogmalo, South Goa, India
Phone: +91 0832 6729100
Reservations: +91 0832 6729142 / 3
Special Group Rates:
Single sea facing room: Rs. 6400 plus GST per room per night on AP (~$89 USD).
Double sea facing room: Rs. 7400 plus GST per room per night on AP (~$104 USD).
Check-in time is 2pm, Check-out time is 12pm.
The room rates include a buffet Breakfast, buffet Lunch and buffet Dinner as per hotel standard buffet layout.
Please complete the Bogmallo Beach Resort Booking Form and return to the resort directly.

Almost everyone (except citizens of Nepal and Bhutan) needs a visa before arriving in India. Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond your intended stay and have 2 blank pages.

Citizens from most countries are able to apply online for a 60-day double entry e-Visa or Electronic Travel Authority for arrival at Goa, Delhi, Mumbai and numerous other Indian airports. 

Participants are kindly advised to check their visa requirements as soon as possible to allow adequate time for approval processes.

Local Host

National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Vasco-da-Gama, Goa, India
Contact: Dr. M. Ravichandran, Director, NCPOR, mravi@ncaor.gov.in
Office +91 832 2520876 / 2525511

UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Perth Programme Office (IOC PPO), Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Contact: Dr Nick D’Adamo, Head IOC PPO, nick.dadamo@bom.gov.au
Mobile +61 409 680 247 / Office +61 8 9226 2899