Indian Ocean (IO) GOOS is an Association of marine operational and research agencies in the Indian Ocean Region. It was established to co-operate in promoting GOOS in the Indian Ocean region during an Indian Ocean Principals' Meeting held during November 2001 in New Delhi, India (refer to the "Delhi Statement"), and later formally established on November 5 2002. 19 organisations from 10 countries have become Members of IOGOOS and through their membership agree to collaborate and work together for the implementation of GOOS in the Indian Ocean and for promoting activities of common interest for the development of operational oceanography in the region.
Since its establishment, IOGOOS has successfully brought intense focus and research activity to the Indian Ocean through collaborations by physical oceanographers and biological scientists from internationally recognised ocean science institutes. Their work has not only lead to an exponential increase in the breadth and depth of the Indian Ocean Observing System (IndOOS), but also the data, knoweldge and models that derive from it, all of which are available freely to countries.
Under IOGOOS a number of scientific alliances and related science projects have formed. The Indian Ocean Panel (IOP), Sustained Indian Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (SIBER) and the Indian Ocean Observing System Resources Forum (IRF) are particular projects of IOGOOS and their members are collectively derrived from over 20 countries. These forums provide the setting for relationships to be forged and maintained, thereby leading to scientific collaborations across boundaries.
IOGOOS executives are listed in the table below (current December 2012) and are currently chaired by Dr Andreas Schiller of CSIRO, Australia. Past Chairs of IOGOOS have included: Dr Shailesh Nayak (India); and Dr Mitrasen Bhikajee (Mauritius).
The IOGOOS Secretariat is hosted by the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) in Hyderabad, India.
IOGOOS has met on nine occassions to date since it was established. The reports from these meetings can be found on the IOGOOS website as well as on the documents page of this site - please click here. Information (when available) on forthcomming meetings is also posted on the documents page of this site.
For further information about IOGOOS please visit the IOGOOS Website. For further information about IOGOOS' science alliances, please follow the links in the text above or via the website menu bar.
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