Call for Abstract Submission – The Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2) – Deadline 22 November 2021

The 2 International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2) is a multi-national, multi-institutional programme to advance our understanding of the physical, chemical, biological, geological and climatological aspects of the Indian Ocean to enhance its role on the socio-economy of the region. To translate the knowledge of the Indian Ocean for the benefit of the population residing in the countries on the rim, it was originally proposed to organize a Science Conference in March 2020 to discuss the results of the activities of IIOE-2 since its launch. However, due to
the COVID-19 pandemic situation the IIOSC-2020 conference had to be postponed and is now being rescheduled to March 2022 (14 – 18 March 2022).

The IIOSC-2022 is sponsored by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Govt. of India and will be held during 14-18 March 2022 in Goa, India, co-hosted by the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa, National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Goa, Goa University and Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad, India. We are scheduling an in-person conference (with an option to join online) in the hope that COVID situation eases by then. In the event that the travel situation does not improve, IIOSC-2022 will still go ahead as an online event.

The United Nations General Assembly has declared the decade of 2021-2030 as the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (‘the Ocean Decade’). The main aim of “Ocean Decade” is to stimulate ocean science and knowledge generation to produce new opportunities for sustainable ocean uses and to provide an opportunity to the scientists and stakeholders from diverse sectors to develop the scientific knowledge for the well being of the mankind. The IIOSC conference is expected to further discussions on the collaborative activities being planned by various stakeholders as part of the ‘Ocean Decade’. A specific technical session “IIOE-2 contribution to sustainable development: toward the UN Decade of ocean science” related to this topic is also planned.

The Conference will be conducted through several keynote addresses, plenary talks and presentation of scientific papers (both oral and poster) organized under several major themes as listed here.

We are now inviting abstracts relevant to Indian Ocean for scientific sessions spread over the above themes. Papers/abstracts highlighting societal relevance of the research work are encouraged.

The abstracts/papers should be submitted online here.

The last date for the submission of abstract is 22 November 2021.

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