CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel

About Us

 

Figure: IndOOS-2: A Roadmap to Sustained Observations of the Indian Ocean for 2020-2030

The CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel provides scientific and technical oversight for implementation of the sustained ocean observing system for the Indian Ocean and coordinates research on the role of the Indian Ocean on the climate system.

Jing Li

Terms of Reference

1. Provide scientific and technical oversight for a sustained ocean observing system for the Indian Ocean in order to provide ocean observations needed for the research of climate variability and change, and to underpin operational ocean applications and services relevant to the region, particularly with regard to ocean-state estimation and climate prediction.

2. Coordinate, and complete the implementation of the sustained ocean observing system for the Indian Ocean, to: (a) meet the common requirement of CLIVAR research foci and WCRP grand challenge, (b) satisfy the common requirements of GOOS and its modules; and (c) coordinate implementation activities in collaboration with relevant regional and global bodies, in particular IOGOOS and JCOMM.

3. Review and promote frontier multi-disciplinary research themes related to CLIVAR research foci and WCRP grand challenges. Liaise with relevant research panels of CLIVAR for coordinating scientific initiatives.

4. Report to the CLIVAR SSG and to GOOS through the IOC Perth Office.

Resources & Publications

Indian Ocean Observing System (IndOOS)

Indonesia Throughflow Task Team (ITF-TT)

The overarching goal of the Indonesia Throughflow Task Team (ITF-TT) is to identify scientific gaps of ITF knowledge and develop an integrated strategy towards an internationally sustained ITF observing system.

Indian Panel Members

Name Role Institute Country
Janet Sprintall Co-Chair 2026 Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD USA
Juliet Hermes Co-Chair 2023 South African Environmental Observation Network South Africa
Lisan Yu Member 2023 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) USA
Nick Hardman-Mountford Member 2023 Oceans & Natural Resources, Commonwealth Secretariat UK
Motoki Nagura Member 2023 JAMSTEC Japan
Birgit Gaye Member 2024 University of Hamburg Germany
Dwi Susanto Member 2024 University of Maryland USA/Indonesia
Bernardino Sérgio Malauene Member 2023 Instituto Nacional de Investigação Pesqueira Mozambique
Marie-Alexandrine Sicre Member 2024 CNRS, LOCEAN France
Shikha Singh Member 2024 Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology India
Eluri Pattabhi Rama Rao Member 2024 Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) India
Faha Al Senafi Member 2025 Kuwait University Kuwait
Lei Zhou Member 2025 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China
SungHyun Nam Member 2025 Seoul National University Korea
Tamaryn Morris Member 2025 South African Weather Service South Africa
Srinivasa Kumar Ex officio INCOIS | IOGOOS India
Michael McPhaden Ex officio Chair / Tropical Moored Buoy Implementation Panel USA

The ICPO contacts for the CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel are Jing Li.