[IIOE2-EP13] Eastern Indian Ocean Upwelling Research Initiative (EIOURI)

Lead Investigator and other key participant (s):

  1. Dr. Weidong Yu, The First Institute of Oceanography, Qingdao, China.
  2. Dr. Raleigh Hood, The University of Maryland, Cambridge, MD, USA
  3. Yukio Masumoto, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  4. Dr. Nick D'Adamo (Liaison with IIOE-2), IOC Perth Office, Australia
  5. Dr. Mike McPhaden (Ocean dynamics, upwelling dynamics), PMEL, NOAA, USA
  6. Dr. Iwao Ueki (Ocean dynamics, upwelling dynamics), JAMSTEC, Japan
  7. Dr. Michael Landry (Biogeochemical aspects), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA
  8. Dr. Cabell Davis (Biological aspects), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
  9. Dr. Rubao Ji (Biophysical interaction in upwelling system), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
  10. Dr. Lynnath Beckley (Biological and ecological aspects of upwelling system), Murdoc University, Australia
  11. Dr. Ming Feng (Ocean dynamics, Upwelling dynamics, biophysical interaction), CSIRO, Australia
  12. Dr. Zainal Arifin (Biophysical interaction, Indonesian coordinator), LIPI, Indonesia

Period of Project: December 2015-November 2020

Brief description of the Project:

Eastern Indian Ocean Upwelling Research Initiative (EIOURI) is an international research collaboration under a main purpose of better understanding of physical and biogeochemical aspects of upwelling systems in the eastern Indian Ocean (EIO) and their impacts on local oceanographic characteristics, ecological systems and economies and their vulnerabilities to climate change. EIOURI is proposed for a period of five years, beginning in December 2015. EIOURI mainly focuses on upwelling processes along the coast of Sumatra and Java, which is a largest upwelling system in the EIO, but also includes research interests in other coastal and open-ocean upwelling systems in the EIO.EIOURI covers i) physical processes, ii) biogeochemistry and ecology, iii) bio-physical relations, and iv) societal impacts of the upwelling systems, with research activities involving in situ and remote observations,analyses of existing datasets, and numerical and analytical modelling. EIOURI will also contribute to the International Indian Ocean Expedition-2 (IIOE-2), as a regional program with comprehensive approach including intensive observations and numerical modelling.

EIOURI will advance our knowledge of the biophysical dynamics of upwelling systems and their response to climate variability and change and their socio-economic impacts. In addition, EIOURI will increase scientific capacity in the EIO, and enhance international collaboration in the region.

Region of study

The target area of EIOURI is the eastern Indian Ocean, mainly focusing on upwelling processes along the coast of Sumatra and Java, but including other coastal and open ocean upwelling systems and surrounding areas.

EIOURI Area of Interest