17th Session of CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel (IORP-17)

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Event City: 
Event Attendance: 
By invitation
Event Contact: 
Jing Li
Event Description: 

17th Session of CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel (IORP-17) will be organized virtually at 13:00-16:00 GMT, 28 April 2021. IORP members, and representatives from partner programmes and Early Career Scientists networks working in the Indian Ocean region, were invited to the meeting.

  1. Draft Agenda
  2. List of Participant
  3. Meeting logistics

Draft Agenda

Time Agenda items
13:00 - 13:05 Welcome new members/Quick introduction to IORP and all members & Group photo (5 mins) 
13:05 - 13:25

Agenda 1: Updates from IORP co-chairs (10 mins)

  • Highlight new directions of WCRP lighthouse activities and academy
  • Update on IORP-16 Tasks, 
  • IORP Annual Report to SSG and SSG feedback
  • UN Ocean Decade [relevant to IORP] 

Discussion (10 mins)

13:25 - 14:00

Agenda 2: Updates from IORP partners (3-min updates, total 25 mins)

  • IIOE-2/IOC (Nick D'Adamo
  • IOGOOS (Srinivasa Kumar), 
  • SIBER (Gregory COWIE/Raleigh Hood), 
  • SOLAS-India (Anoop Mahajan)
  • WIOMSA (Arthur Tuda
  • IOCINDIO (M.A. Atmanand)

Discussion (10 mins)

14:00-14:45 Agenda 3: What is next after IndOOS-2? (30 mins)
  • IRF update incl any COVID impacts (Sidney Thurston)
  • RAMA update  incl any COVID impacts (Mike McPhaden)
  • Go-SHIP incl any COVID impacts (Elaine McDonagh)
  • Upcoming workshop on interpanel observations (Weidong YU)

Discussion (15 mins)

  • IndOOS-2 recommendation tracking, COVID impacts, potential agencies to lead (cooperate with IRF with Motoki’s help, one year report)
14:45 - 14:50  5-min break
14:50 - 15:10

Agenda 4: Early Career Scientist and Capacity Building in WIO (20 mins)

  • Involvement of Early Career Scientist member and Indian Ocean ‘Youth ambassadors’ (YESS, IIOE-2, IAPSO, ECOP (Ocean Decade), WIOMSA, etc)
  • General discussion, including thoughts around human resource and infrastructure to support Science and capacity building in WIO
15:10 - 15:55

Agenda 5: Scientific talks (template) and IORP science priorities (5 mins * 5 talks + 15 mins discussion, ~40 mins)

  • Talk 1: Recruitment success in Mozambique fisheries in a highly Turbulent shelf ocean ecosystem (Bernadino Malauene, IORP)
  • Talk 2: Climate Change in the Northwestern Arabian Gulf (Faiza Youse Al-Yamani, IORP)
  • Talk 3: Progress on Indonesian Throughflow Monitoring (Dwi Susanto, IORP)
  • Talk 4: Ongoing Observation Network and Ocean Circulation Dynamics in the Tropical Eastern Indian Ocean (Dongxiao Wang, IORP)
  • Talk 5: Using natural temperature gradients in the oligotrophic Indian Ocean to understand ecological responses to climate warming (Mike Landry, SIBER)

Discussion (New direction for scientific research).

15:55 - 16:00 Wrap up. Consolidate action items (5 mins)


List of Participants

IORP members
Name Affiliation Country Role
Roxy Mathew Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) India Co-chair
Juliet Hermes South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) South Africa Co-chair
Lisan Yu Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) USA Member
Nick Hardman-Mountford Oceans & Natural Resources at Commonwealth Secretariat UK Member
Elaine McDonagh Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE) Norway Member
Dongxiao Wang School of Marine Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University China Member
Motoki Nagura JAMSTEC Japan Member
Weiqiang Wang South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, China Academy of Science(SCSIO) China Member
Taekeun Rho Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) Rep. Korea Member
Dwi Susanto University of Maryland USA Member
Birgit Gaye University of Hamburg Germany Member
Faiza Yousef Al-Yamani Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research Kuwait Member
Bernardino Sérgio Malauene Instituto Nacional de Investigação Pesqueira Mozambique Member
Michael McPhaden NOAA, PMEL USA Ex officio
IORP partners
Name Affiliation Country Represent for
Sidney Thurston NOAA Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing Program (GOMO) India IRF
Nick D’Adamo IOC Perth Programme Office Australia IOC PPO/ IIOE-2
Srinivasa Kumar Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) India IOGOOS
Anoop Mahajan Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) India SOLAS - IO
Gregory COWIE University of Edinburgh UK SIBER
Raleigh R. Hood University of Maryland USA SIBER
Mike Landry Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) USA SIBER
Weidong Yu Sun Yat-sen University China OOPC
Arthur Tuda WIOMSA Tanzania WIOMSA
Riaan Cedras University of the Western Cape South Africa WIOMSA-ECRN
Priyanka Yadav University of Delaware USA YESS
Melissa Louise Brock University of California USA ECSN of IIOE-2



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