Summary of Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission No. IO50-02-0001PresentationOral

THE REGIONAL ALLIANCE OF THE GLOBAL OCEAN OBSERVING SYSTEM IN THE INDIAN OCEAN (IOGOOS)

Andreas Schiller*1, Nagaraja Kumar2

1 CSIRO, Australia
2 INCOIS, India

ABSTRACT :

Since its inception in 2002, 29 agencies and research institutions from 17 countries have become members of IOGOOS. They agreed to collaborate on the implementation of GOOS in the Indian Ocean and on promoting activities of common interest for the development of operational oceanography in the region. The mission of IOGOOS is to foster cooperation and concerted actions on ocean observations, ocean science, operational oceanography and ocean services to meet societal needs for the Indian Ocean, to mitigate the impacts of natural disasters and climate change and to inform policy and decision making for protecting life and property and marine habitats and resources in the Indian Ocean region. The specific objectives are to: a. contribute to the enhancement and establishment of the ocean observing system in the region; b. promote and facilitate efficient and effective management, exchange and utilisation of oceanographic data; c. promote and facilitate projects in coastal oceanography, in particular in relation to the prediction and mitigation of the impacts of hazards; d. promote programmes and projects in operational oceanography and ocean services in the region meeting the requirements of end-users; e. strengthen capacity building for enhancing the capabilities in the region; f. encourage research in support of the above and the needs of users. The presentation will highlight achievements of IOGOOS in support of planning, coordination and effective implementation of regional and coastal observing systems, associated research and development, and services.