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The South Korean Research vessel R.V. Isabu is carrying annual research cruises to the Seychelles-Chagos Thermocline Ridge in the Indian Ocean.  The cruises on this state-of-the-art vessel will run until at least 2026. The potential exists for US PIs to participate in these cruises. See the Science Plan for the Korea-US inDian Ocean Scientific (KUDOS) Research Program, which will give you some idea of the kinds of research questions that could be addressed.

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Raleigh Hood ( and/or Mike McPhaden (