Summary of Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission No. IO50-01-0003PresentationOral

INDIAN OCEAN RESEARCH FROM 1964 TO 2020

John G Field*1

1 University of Cape Town, South Africa

ABSTRACT :

The talk outlines some personal memories, as a young graduate student, of Cruise 7 of RV Anton Bruun during the IIOE in 1964. Three months as part of the IIOE in the south west Indian Ocean changed the life of this graduate student, being introduced to several leading American scientists and some up and coming young ones, who passed on new ideas, techniques and enthusiasm. Some experiences on the Anton Bruun are described, leading on to discussion of the legacy of the IIOE. This in turn leads to a discussion of the SCOR-IOC-SCOPE study to forecast Ocean Science in 2020. The potential for IIOE-2 is discussed in the light of new technology, from satellites and computers to nano-technology and robotics. Some of the geo-political constraints that now apply are also mentioned.