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Observing Systems in the Indian Ocean

Y. Masumoto(1), W. Yu(2), G. Meyers(3), N. D'Adamo(4), L. Beal(5), W. P. M. de Ruijter(6), M. Dyoulgerov(7), J. Hermes(8), T. Lee(9), J. R. E. Lutjeharms(10), J. P. McCreary Jr.(11), M. J. McPhaden(12), V. S. N. Murty(13), D. Obura(14), C. B. Pattiaratchi(15), M. Ravichandran(16), C. Reason(17), F. Syamsudin(18), G. Vecchi(19), J. Vialard(20), L. Yu(21)

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This paper reviews development of a basin-scale observing system and regional/coastal observing systems in the Indian Ocean, most of which are implemented by national or institutional projects/programs under international coordination by the Indian Ocean GOOS (Global Ocean Observing System) Regional Alliance and the CLIVAR (Climate Variability and Predictability)/GOOS Indian Ocean Panel. Scientific foci of the observing systems, major components, and societal applications are described, and selected scientific results obtained from the data are highlighted.

1Research Institute for Global Change, Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, 3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 236-0001, Japan
2First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, 6 Xianxialing Road, Qingdao 266061, P.R.China
3Integrated Marine Observing Sytem, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 110, Hobart TAS 7000 Australia
4Perth Regional Programme Office of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) , PO Box 1370, West Perth, Australia 6872.
5Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, USA
6Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht, Utrecht University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Princetonplein 5, 3584 CC Utrecht, The Netherlands
7The World Bank, 1818 H Street, NW, Washington DC 20433, USA
8SAEON (South African Environmental Observation Network), Marine and Coastal Management, Private Bag X2, Roggebaai, Cape Town, South Africa, 8012
9Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena, CA 91109, USA
10Department of Oceanography, University of Cape Town, 7700 Rondebosch, South Africa
11IPRC/SOEST (International Pacific Research Center/School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology), University of Hawaii, POST Bldg. 413A, 1680 East West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA
12NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way NE 98115 Seattle USA
13National Institute of Oceanography Regional Centre (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research), 176 Lawsons Bay Colony, Visakhapatnam 530 017, India
14CORDIO (Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean), East Africa, P.O.BOX 10135 Mombasa 80101, Kenya
15School of Environmental Systems Engineering (M015), The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
16INCOIS (Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services), P.B. No. 21, Ocean Valley, Gajularamaram, IDA Jeedimetla, Hyderabad 500 055, India
17Department of Oceanography, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa
18Badan Pengkajian Dan Penerapan Teknologi, Jl. MH. Thamrin No.8. Jakarta 10340, Indonesia
19GFDL (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory), Princeton University Forrestal Campus, 201 Forrestal Road, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
20Institut de Recherche pour le Développement/Laboratoire d'Océanographie: Expérimentation et Approches Numériques (LOCEAN), Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 4, Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05, France
21Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 266 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to E-mail: masumoto@jamstec.go.jp

This paper shall be cited as:

Masumoto, Y. & Co-Authors (2010). "Observing Systems in the Indian Ocean" in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.60

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