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International Indian Ocean Expedition 2 - Call for Expressions of Interest for Participation

The first expedition of IIOE-2, is to be flagged off from the port of Goa, India on 4 December 2015 on board ORV Sagar Nidhi at the concluding session of the International Symposium on "Dynamics of the Indian Ocean: Perspective and Retrospective" to be held in Goa during 30 November - 4 December 2015.


The primary objective of this expedition is to revisit a hydrographic section along 73°E which was sampled in 1962, during the IIOE. This expedition will conclude at Port Luis, Mauritius on December 24. ORV Sagar Nidhi ( ) is a modern oceanographic research vessel with facilities for physical, chemical and biological oceanography measurements. A tentative cruise track is shown. This cruise is supported by the Earth System Science Organization (ESSO), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India and its constituent institutes.


This call is to invite expressions of interest from the international scientific community to take part in this observational program. The proposal should contain a short write-up on the scientific objectives and the measurements that are to be made. Brief CVs of proposed cruise participants and scanned copies of their passports may also be included at the end of the proposal. The preferred format for the proposal is PDF.


The number of berths available on the ship are limited and the selection will be based on the scientific merit of the proposal as well as feasibility. Free boarding and meals will be provided to all participants.
Equipment available on board the vessel will be made available for participants as per the approved cruise plan. All other expenses are to be borne by the participants. There is no financial support
available from the organisers of the expedition.


All data collected on board is required to be deposited at the National Oceanographic Data Centre at the ESSO- Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (ESSOINCOIS)( ) for archival. The data may be shared with non-participants of this cruise as per the guidelines of the IOC/IIOE-2 data policy.


Interested scientists may email their proposals, latest by 15 June 2015 to IIOE-NOC Secretariat,


ESSO-Indian National Centre
for Ocean Information Services,
Hyderabad - 500090,

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