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IOGOOS Workshop and Eighth Annual Meeting (IOGOOS-VIII)

Date : February 22 - 24, 2011

Venue : Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST), Tehran, Iran,

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  • Notification.
  • Background.
  • Participants.
  • Conference Agenda and Timetable.
  • Venue of the meeting.
  • Contacts.


Iranian National Centre for Oceanography (INCO), Tehran, Iran


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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. Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) has since then acting as IOGOOS Secretariat.

25 Institutions from 14 countries viz. Australia, France, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and USA as well as the IOC's Perth Regional Programme Office are Members of IOGOOS. Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) has joined as a new associate member during IOGOOS 7th annual meeting held at Perth, Australia. Further, Institutions from several other countries in the region have been actively contributing to the IOGOOS initiatives and a few of them have expressed their willingness to become Members soon.

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 7 such annual meetings have been organized successfully at various places of the Indian Ocean rim countries. The Eighth Annual Meeting is scheduled during February 22-24, 2011 at Tehran, Iran.


  • Members and Associate Members of IOGOOS
  • Potential Members and Associate Members
  • Experts serving the IOGOOS Working Groups/Panels/Committees
  • Invited Speakers
  • Representatives of potential International Funding Organisations.

Approximately 20 members are expected to participate in this meeting.

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Agenda and Timetable(provisional)

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Venue of the Meeting

The meeting will take place in the following


No 71 Sh.Mousavi st., Enghelab Ave.
P.O.Box: 15819-3538 , Tehran 15819,IRAN.
Phone:(+98-21) 88 82 80 51-7
Fax:(+98-21) 88 83 83 41

Contact Details

Local Organiser:

  • Dr.Nima Kiani
    No. 3, Etemad Zadeh Ave., West Fatemi St., Tehran, Iran
    Postcode: 1411813389 PO Box : 14155-4181
    Phone: 0098 21 66593872, Fax : 0098 21 66944872
    Mobile:0098 912 578 6609

  • 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", P.B No.21,IDA Jeedimetla P.O,
    Hyderabad 500055, India
    Phone: 0091 40-23895013, Fax : 0091 40 2389 5014
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