Working Groups

WG-1: SCIENCE AND RESEARCH

The Science and Research Working Group straddles the six Science Themes for an effective integration of the output within the overarching goals of IIOE-2. The objectives of this Working Group are thus:

  • To ensure continued development, integration and promotion of the IIOE-2 science themes to assure effective delivery of IIOE-2 science.
  • To translate the research questions identified in the IIOE-2 Science Plan (and in the Science Plans of other relevant programs complementary to IIOE-2) into specific studies that should be motivated in IIOE-2.
  • To promote and incorporate new research initiatives that align with the IIOE-2 Science Plan
  • To effectively integrate the IIOE-2 with the remote sensing research community in order to maximize use of remote sensing data in the Expedition
  • To promote modelling and data assimilation studies in IIOE-2.
  • To leverage existing research infrastructure in the Indian Ocean.
  • To establish the scientific criteria for determining whether or not a research initiative or project qualifies as IIOE-2 research.
  • To ensure that data collected by different research groups and countries that are participating in IIOE-2 adopt common methods and standards so that ultimately, these data can be compared and combined into larger scale data sets.
  • To facilitate collegial collaboration and cooperation among IIOE-2 scientists and with other relevant programs.
  • To help scientists understand how they can participate in IIOE-2.
  • To increase public awareness of IIOE-2 and ensure that managers and policy makers are informed about the scientific activities and outcomes in a timely manner.

To cater to the coordination of the above varied tasks, a two-tier structure for this Working Group has been developed, comprising a Core Group of Chairs/Co-Chairs of all the six Science Themes, and an Associate Group comprising nominated members. This Working Group is headed by Prof. Hermann W. Bange (hbange@geomar.de) of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany. The composition of this Working Group is as below:

Name Nationality Affiliation
CORE GROUP
Dr. Hermann W. Bange
CHAIR
Germany GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany.
Email: hbange@geomar.de
Dr. Ben Milligan
Chair, ST1
UK University College London, UK.
Email: b.milligan@ucl.ac.uk
Dr. P. N. Vinayachandran
Co-Chair, ST2
India Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India.
Email: vinay@caos.iisc.ernet.in
Prof. Yukio Masumoto
Co-Chair, ST2
Japan University of Tokyo, Japan.
Email: masumoto@eps.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Dr. Adrian Matthews
Co-Chair, ST3
UK University of East Anglia, UK.
Email: a.j.mathews@uea.ac.uk
Dr. Joaquim I. Goes
Co-Chair, ST3
India Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, New York.
Email: jig@ldeo.columbia.edu
Dr. Jerome Vialard
Co-Chair, ST4
France Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD), Paris.
Email: Jerome.vialard@ird.fr
Dr. Amit Tandon
Co-Chair, ST4
USA University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Email: atandon@umassd.edu
Dr. Chari Pattiaratchi
Chair, ST5
Australia/Sri Lanka University of Western Australia, Perth.
Email: chari.pattiaratchi@uwa.edu.au
Dr. Jerome Dyment
Chair, ST6
France Laboratoire de Géosciences Marines Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris.
Email: jdy@ipgp.fr
ASSOCIATES
Prof. Adam Martiny Denmark Denmark University of California, Irvine.
Email: amartiny@uci.edu
Prof. Pere Masqué Spain Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA
Email: p.masque@ecu.edu.au
Dr. Indra Jaya Indonesia IPB, Gedung FPIK, Bogor,Indonesia
Email: indrajaya@ipb.ac.id
Dr. Volodymyr Iemelianov Ukraine Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, 01601.
Email: eva@nas.gov.ua
Prof. Subrahmanyam Bulusu USA University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
Email: sbulusu@geol.sc.edu

Terms of Reference

  • Ensure continued development, integration and promotion of the IIOE-2 science themes to assure effective delivery of IIOE-2 science.
  • Translate the research questions identified in the IIOE-2 Science Plan into specific studies that should be motivated in IIOE-2.
  • Promote and incorporate new research initiatives that align with the IIOE-2 Science Plan.
  • Effectively integrate and promote all aspects of IIOE-2 science including remote sensing, modelling and data assimilation to achieve a holistic view of the Indian Ocean System.
  • Encourage that data collected by different research groups and countries that are participating in IIOE-2 adopt common methods and standards so that ultimately, these data can be compared and combined into larger scale data sets.
  • Facilitate collegial collaboration and cooperation among IIOE-2 scientists and with other relevant programs.
  • Leverage existing research infrastructure in the Indian Ocean.