An Opportune Time for an Indian Ocean Collaboration
By: Raghu Murtugudde
This is something I am happy about but it is not really news.
I recently organized a meeting between the Second and First Institutes of Oceanography and the University of Oceanology from China with the directors of the Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services, Hyderbad; National Institute of Oceanography, Goa; National Antarctic and Ocean Research, Goa; National Institute of OceanTechnology, Chennai.
The meeting was held at NIO, Goa on December 3, 2015 and the discussions focused on Indo-China Observational-Model Program for the Regional Climate Over the Indian Ocean. We will have a follow-up meeting in China this spring to develop plans for observations and modeling and workshops and training of students and young scientists. It includes the US (UMD, Columbia, UW), but right now it is not finalized due to some political concerns which I will work on before the spring meeting.