Launching of the IndOOS-2 (2020-2030) at WCRP Climate Science Week in 2019 AGU

The IndOOS-2:  Roadmap to Sustained Observations of the Indian Ocean for 2020-2030 is going to be launched during the 2019 AGU meeting in San Francisco at WCRP Exhibition Booth (#223) at the following time slots. Copies of IndOOS-2 Postcards and Executive Summary will be distributed at the booth together with a short presentation to introduce the major outcomes from the IndOOS Review.

Dec. 10 (Tuesday):  14:00 - 15:00
Dec. 12 (Thursday): 10:00 - 11:00
You are warmly welcome to drop by the booth for more details of the IndOOS-2!

Over the past three years a group of 60 international scientists, led by the CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel (IORP) in collaboration with the IMBeR/IOGOOS Sustained Indian Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (SIBER) panel, have conducted a review of the Indian Ocean Observing System (IndOOS) under the scrutiny of an independent Review Board appointed by various partners of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) programme. 

During the process, the authors reviewed the current status of the IndOOS, including its past successes and failures,  articulated the scientific and operational drivers of IndOOS and their societal impacts, and identified the Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) that can address these drivers, as well as their geographical coverage and spatio-temporal resolution. 

The outcome of the review is a roadmap for a future IndOOS - IndOOS-2 - that can address the urgent need for ocean and climate observations in the face of accelerating change. The roadmap includes 136 actionable recommendations, prioritized into three Tiers: I - high priority - maintain and consolidate essential capacities, while considering the practicalities of implementation; II - desirable - extend IndOOS capacities to better address scientific and operational drivers; and III - lower priority - pilot projects to investigate efficacy, sustainability, and potential for integration into the IndOOS. 


For more information of the IndOOS Review, please visit:

To download the report, please refer to below links:

Executive Summary: doi: 10.36071/clivar.rp.4-1.2019
Full Report: doi: 10.36071/clivar.rp.4.2019