The U.S. IIOE-2 Committee has identified the following objectives to support U.S. participation in the second International Indian Ocean Expedition:

  • Convene a science planning and implementation workshop to attract both scientists interested in the Indian Ocean region and agency program managers (workshop held in September 2017)
  • Write a U.S. IIOE-2 Science Plan and Implementation Strategy based on the workshop (Hood et al., 2018)
  • Coordinate ongoing U.S. research in the Indian Ocean region and coordinate planning of new research
  • Provide a forum for interagency discussions of Indian Ocean research and a liaison between the
    scientific community and agencies
  • Communicate U.S. research in the Indian Ocean region to national and international audiences through a Web site, newsletters, articles in the peer-reviewed and other literature, Twitter, and other approaches
  • Represent the U.S. community on the international IIOE-2 Steering Committee
  • Represent the U.S. community in international IIOE-2 meetings and discussions
  • Liaise with U.S. SCOR and IOC committees