ESSO - Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services

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

Global Ocean Observing System in the Indian Ocean - IOGOOS

  Postponement of Integrated meetings of IOGOOS, IORP, SIBER, IRF and IIOE-2 SC - Reg.

  In view of the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the safety of delegates is of paramount importance for the conference organisers. Therefore, upon recommendation of UNESCO-IOC amid concerns raised by many delegates spread across the world, Integrated meetings of IOGOOS, IORP, SIBER, IRF and IIOE-2 SC meetings have been postponed till further notice.

IOGOOS Secretary

IOGOOS was formally established on November 5, 2002. 19 organizations from 10 countries have become Members of IOGOOS and agreed to collaborate and work together 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 during its IX annual meeting has discussed and agreed on new Governance Structure of IOGOOS. It was agreed to have three IOGOOS Officers, including Chair of IOGOOS representing the Eastern Indian Ocean, Central Indian Ocean and Western Indian Ocean. Two additional officers / associate officers will be nominated from the IOGOOS Projects such as IOP and SIBER. In the new governance structure, the following are the present elected officers of IOGOOS.




Central Indian Ocean Vacant Chair
Eastern Indian Ocean Dr. Brett Molony Officer
Western Indian Ocean Dr. Faiza Al Yamani Officer
IOGOOS Project Representative Dr. Jenny Huggett Officer
IOGOOS Project Representative Dr. Elaine McDonagh Associate Officer

Also during IOGOOS XI meeting at Phuket, Indonesia, the member institutes have re-elected Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) to host the IOGOOS Secretariat for the third term of 6 years (2015-2020) and re-elected Mr. M. Nagaraja Kumar as Secretary, IOGOOS for the period of 6 years (up to 2020 AGM).

IOGOOS Annual Meeting-IX
Integrated meetings of IOGOOS-13, IOP-13,
SIBER-7 and IRF-7 held in conjunction
with the first meeting of the IIOE-2 Steering
Committee and a special Bio-Argo workshop