Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

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[EJ] Oral

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-OS Ocean Sciences & Ocean Environment

[A-OS13] Physical, biogeochemical, and ecological aspects and their mutual relations in the Indian Ocean

Tue. May 22, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 104 (1F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Yukio Masumoto(Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo), Hiroaki Saito(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo), Iwao Ueki(国立研究開発法人海洋研究開発機構), Chairperson:Masumoto Yukio

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

[AOS13-05] Recent progress of Eastern Indian Ocean Upwelling Research Initiative (EIOURI) and International Indian Ocean Expedition-2 (IIOE-2)

*Yukio Masumoto1 (1.Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo)

Keywords:Eastern Indian Ocean, upwelling, International project

It has been half a century since the International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE) took place in 1960’s. Although in situ and remotely sensed observing technology have been improved significantly, our understanding of physical, chemical, and biological oceanography in the Indian Ocean is still quite limited. It has also benn discussed that recent human activities affect ocean environment, including conditions in the Indian Ocean. Considering such situations, the second IIOE (IIOE-2) was planned and launched in Dec. 2015 to investigate Indian Ocean conditions and their variations from physical, chemical, biological, and geological viewpoints and to understand their mutual interactions. Upwelling system is among important processes to be highlighted under IIOE-2, and Eastern and Western Indian Ocean Upwelling Research Initiatives (EIOURI and WIOURI) have been established as key research initiatives. Recent progress during the forst 2 years of EIOURI and IIOE-2 will be presented.