U.S. Science Plan

Thanks to funding from the US Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) program, NOAA, the NASA Physical Oceanography Program, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, a planning meeting was held at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography on September 11-13, 2017. Discussions at the meeting led to the development of a US IIOE-2 Science Plan, which was published in final form in late 2018. The purpose of this document is to motivate and coordinate US participation in IIOE-2 by outlining a core set of research priorities that will accelerate our understanding of geologic, oceanic, and atmospheric processes and their interactions in the Indian Ocean.