IIOE-2 Cruise No.EP1-1, 4 December, 2015 - 22 December 2015, Goa, India - Mauritius. ORV Sagar Nidhi Cruise 105 (04 – 22 December 2015) International Indian Ocean Expedition - 2, First Expedition.
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SN-105 is the first cruise conducted as a part of the Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2). IIOE-2 was launched as well as SN-105 was flagged off at Goa by the Minister of State for Science and Technology, Govt. of India on 4 December 2015. The major objective of this multidisciplinary observational expedition is to understand the structure of water masses in the western Indian Ocean along 67E and possibly assess the difference in their characteristics with respect to the measurements made during IIOE. The other objective of the cruise is to understand the physical-chemical-biological characteristics in the equatorial Indian Ocean and their interrelationships. The major observational objectives are to map the hydrography in the upper 1000m where the Red Sea, Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea High Salinity water are known to be present, collect water samples to determine chemical, biological and optical parameters......
PublisherIndian Institute of Science, Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Spatial CoverageIndian Ocean
Western Indian Ocean