Annual Meetings of Indian Ocean Global Ocean Observing System (IOGOOS) – XVIII – 06-09 February, 2023


INTERNATIONAL INDIAN OCEAN SCIENCE CONFERENCE 2023 comprising integrated annual meetings of International Indian Ocean Expedition-2 (IIOE-2) International Steering Committee (6th major meeting), Indian Ocean Global Ocean Observing System (IOGOOS) (18th major meeting), Indian Ocean Region Panel of CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS (IORP) (18th major meeting), Indian Ocean Observing System Resources Forum of IOGOOS (IRF) (17th major meeting), Sustained Indian Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research of IMBeR and IOGOOS (SIBER) (13th major meeting) will take place during February 06-09th, 2023 at Perth, Western Australia in the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre (IOMRC) at the University of Western Australia. These integrated meetings aim to review the progress and scientific knowledge gained due to concerted efforts of these regional bodies and to plan and discuss about the action plans to address the issues leading to UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development(2021-2030).


The integrated set of meetings comprises:

1. 6th meeting of the Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2) Steering Committee

2. 18th annual meeting of the Indian Ocean Global Ocean Observing System Regional Alliance (IOGOOS)

3. 18th annual meeting of the CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel (IORP)

4. 13th annual meeting of Sustained Indian Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (SIBER) of IMBER/IOGOOS

5. 17th annual meeting of the Indian Ocean Observing System (IndOOS) Resource Forum (IRF) of IOGOOS



University of Western Australia (UWA) Oceans Institute (OI) courtesy of the facilities of the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre (IOMRC.

Principal organizers

  • Dr Nick D’Adamo, Adjunct Research Fellow, UWA OI, contact: nick.dadadmo[at], Ph+61 (0) 409 680 247
  • Professor Charitha Pattiaratchi, UWA OI, contact: chari.pattiaratchi[at]



The Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre is the venue for the conference and provides for the logistical needs of the conference, with the support of the tenants of the IOMRC.
The Western Australian Global Ocean Observing System Inc. (WAGOOS) is providing sponsorship and administrative support.
(TBA further in Attachment A, pending any additional sponsorship outcomes)



Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre (IOMRC), on the grounds of the University of Western Australia (UWA), 63 Fairway (corner of ‘Fairway’ and ‘Service Road 4’), Crawley, Western Australia, 6009, Australia ( ).

The Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre is situated in the south-west corner of the UWA campus. A 5 storey-building, the Centre includes UWA’s Oceans Institute, the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), CSIRO, DPIRD and the Western Australian Marine Science Institution.

The main meeting room for the conference is the auditorium located on the ground floor of the building. This will cater for the larger group meetings (eg IIOE-2), plenary talks and any formal ceremonies. Other (smaller group) meetings can take place in other rooms (TBA) on other levels of the building, and participants will be guided to these rooms by the organisers or student assistants.

Due to the multipurpose use of the building, it has security protocols. Access to the building and its floors is key card restricted.

Organizers and student assistants (identified by “STAFF” logos on their badges) will be present to facilitate mobility, however we ask you to be respectful of the people going about their daily jobs within the building and for security purposes request that you do not wander around the building and floors or occupy rooms other than those assigned.



Registration on a day-by-day basis is required.

Registration is $85 AUD (Australian dollars) per day. Registration will cover necessary non-sponsored logistical expenses and:

  • Lunch
  • Morning tea with light food
  • Afternoon tea with light food
  • All day coffee, tea and water

Please register via EVENTBRITE through this link.

Follow this link to obtain more information about the conference.

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