ESSO - Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services

(An Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India)

IOGOOS Workshop and Ninth Annual Meeting (IOGOOS-IX) & SIBER-3 & IOP-9 Annual Meetings

Date : 15-20 October, 2012
Venue : Protea Sea Point Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

  • Background
  • Host
  • Venue of the meeting
  • Meeting Schedule
  • Accommodation and Transport
  • List of Participants
  • Contacts


IOGOOS Was formerly established during the Mauritius conference in November 2002 and Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), India was recognized as IOGOOS Secretariat.

Members of IOGOOS are collaborating to work together for developing programmes for the implementation of GOOS in the Indian Ocean and for promoting activities of common interest for the development of operational oceanography in the Indian Ocean region. IOGOOS has already made significant progress in several areas. IOGOOS has a number of existing 'projects' within its portfolio and these projects have been accepted by members as being of relevance to IOGOOS at either a local level (for a specific member nation) or as generically relevant in respect to transferability of the projects outcomes and outputs to some or all member nations. As IOGOOS projects, they receive endorsement through IOGOOS and financial and in kind support through IOGOOS's sponsors and/or through member nations directly.

Annual meetings are held in each calendar year to discuss the major items of policies, establishment of projects, formation of subsidiary bodies review of work, and modification of the Rules, etc. A series of 8 such annual meetings have been organized successfully at various places of the Indian Ocean rim countries. The Ninth Annual Meeting is scheduled during 19-20 October 2012 at Cape Town, South Africa in conjunction with IOP-IX, SIBER-III and IRF-III Annual meetings to facilitate the invitees with a good opportunity to have discussions with the high-level officials, panel members and other relevant agency representatives.

Click here to view the Notification of IOGOOS-IX Meeting


Perth Regional Programme Office of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), UNESCO.

Acknowledgements - local support

UNESCO IOC Perth Office, IOGOOS, IOP, SIBER and IRF acknowledge with appreciation the assistance and support provided in logistics planning for the meeting by:

  • Dr. Johan Stander and staff of the South African Weather Service; and
  • Dr. David Vousden and staff of the Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems Project

Venue of the Meeting

The meeting will take place at Protea Hotel Sea Point. The Hotel address is:
Protea Hotel Sea Point
Arthur's Road (between Main Road and Beach Road)
Sea Point
Cape Town, Western Cape
South Africa, 8005
Phone +27 21 434 3344
Fax +27 21 434 3597

Meeting Schedule

The four groups to meet at the Protea Sea Point Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa, during 15-20 October, 2012 are:

  • Indian Ocean Global Ocean Observing System, 9th meeting (IOGOOS-IX)
  • Indian Ocean Panel of GOOS/CLIVAR, 9th meeting (IOP-IX)
  • Scientific Steering Committee of Sustained Indian Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research of IMBER/IOGOOS, 3rd meeting (SIBER-III)
  • Indian Ocean Observing System Resources Forum, 3rd meeting (IRF-III).

They will meet according to the following integrated meeting schedules:

IOGOOS-IX, IOP-IX, SIBER-III, IRF-III, integrated meeting schedules



Mon 15/10/12 IOP-IX SIBER-III
Tue 16/10/12 IOP-IX SIBER-III
Wed 17/10/12 IOP-IX + SIBER-III Joint Session(1/2 day)
Thu 18/10/12 IRF-III
Fri 19/10/12 IOGOOS-IX (Pilot Projects)
Sat 20/10/12 IOGOOS-IX (Annual General Meeting & Reports from IOP, SIBER, IRF, IOGOOS Pilot Projects)

Accommodation and Transport

The Protea Hotel Sea Point is a 3-star hotel situated on Arthur's Road, between Main and Beach Roads in Sea Point, Cape Town (see maps below). The Hotel is only minutes from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the Cape Town International Convention Centre, 10 minutes from Clifton beach, 30 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and 5 minutes from Cape Town's central business district.

The hotel offers a shuttle service to and from the CBD and Waterfront areas on a daily basis, at a surcharge.

Booking Procedure
The hotel is granting discounted rates (885 Rand per night for standard rooms, including breakfast) for participants to our meetings. To receive the discounted rate please book as follows:

NOTE: Do not book via the generic hotel website or web-based reservations area.

NOTE: To make bookings request your accommodation by quoting the code "WeatherSA" in your booking in order to obtain the discounted rate (880 Rand per night) by emailing or phoning either of the following two representatives of the Protea Sea Point Hotel (who are handling discounted reservations directly).

Ms Laverne Felix at
or Mr Gideon Classen at
or For Phone bookings, call and ask for Laverne or Gideon on +27 21 4343344.

Laverne or Gideon will then liaise with you directly for your own booking.

Last Date for Availing Hotel Room at dicsounted rates: 15 September, 2012

Alternative hotels
There are other hotels, of varying categories, within a few kilometers of the venue, however delegates who wish to stay at alternative hotels are requested to source and book those hotels directly. Discounted rates have not been pre-arranged for other hotels.

Transport: Airport - Hotel
Participants must arrange their own transport to and from the airport.

For your reference however, please note that:

Taxi's charge approximately 300 Rand for a one-way trip from the airport to Protea Sea Point Hotel. Each additional person in a taxi incurs a surcharge of approximately 20 rand per person.

Protea Sea Point Hotel can arrange for participants to be transported by the Hotel Shuttle, but this needs to be done by prior arrangement and there will be a cost. Guests are requested to liaise direct with the hotel by phone or through the email contacts given above.

List of Participants

a) Members and Associate Members of IOGOOS
b) Potential Members and Associate Members
c) Experts serving the IOGOOS Working Groups/Panels/Committees
d) Invited Speakers
e) Representatives of potential International Funding Organisations.

Approximately 20 members are expected to participate in this meeting.

Click here for IOGOOS- IX Participants List

Contact Details

Local Organiser:

. Dr. Nick D'Adamo
Officer in charge - Perth Regional programme office of the Intergovernmental Oceanography Commission(IOC), UNESCO
C/- Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
5th floor,1100 Hay Street(Corner of Harvest Tce)
West Perth 6005,Western Australia.
Ph (direct) +61-8-92262899 or (reception) +61-8-92632222
Fax +61-8-92260599
Email: nick.d'
. Mr. M. Nagaraja Kumar
Secretary, Indian Ocean Global Ocean Observing System (IOGOOS),
Scientist In-charge, PFZ Mission,
Indian National Centre for Ocean Informaiton Services (INCOIS),
"Ocean Valley", Pragathi Nagar (BO), Nizampet (SO) Hyderabad 500090, India
Phone: 0091 40-23895013, Fax : 0091 40 2389 5014
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