Launch of the International Indian Ocean Expedition-2.
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Beginning in late 2015 and continuing through to 2020, the Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2) is a major global scientific initiative that seeks to build on the legacy of the first and one of the greatest oceanographic expeditions of all time, the IIOE (1957-65). The overarching goals of this ambitious international endeavour are to advance our understanding of the interactions between geological, ocean, and atmospheric processes that give rise to the complex physical dynamics of the Indian Ocean region and to determine how those dynamics affect the climate, extreme events, ecosystems, and human populations......