The principles underlying the structure and representativeness of the IIOE Steering Committee (SC) were first specified in the STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK for the implementation of IIOE-2.
The sponsors of IIOE-2 are IOGOOS, SCOR and UNESCO-IOC. Collectively these autonomous international bodies, each involved in the science in the Indian Ocean, takes responsibility for facilitating funding of the infrastructure of IIOE-2 including resourcing of the two Joint Program Offices (JPOs) with nodes in India and Australia.
Working Procedure of the three Co-Chairs representing the three sponsors Download
A duly constituted Steering Committee (SC) sets the high-level policies and take responsibility for the delivery of the project over the 2015-2020 period (see Implementation Strategy).
IIOE-2 Joint Project Office (JPO)
The JPO defines the nodal point network for IIOE-2 delivery and has day-to-day responsibility for the coordination & implementation of IIOE-2. Two major nodes of the the JPO have been established: in India (INCOIS, Hyderabad) and in Australia (IOC Perth Program Office, PPO). The JPO facilitates all aspects of IIOE-2, particularly the science and associated infrastructure as well as capacity building, operational coordination, outreach/communication, data/information management, etc.
The Steering Committee (SC) consists of a Core Group and a Stakeholder Group as structured below:
|Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin
|Dr. Peter Burkill
|Dr. Satheesh Shenoi
|STRATEGIC EXECUTIVE LEVEL|
|Ben Milligan (Chair ST1), P N Vinayachandran/Yukio Masumoto (Co-Chairs ST2), Adrian Matthews/Joaquim Goes (Co-Chairs ST3), Jerome Vialard/Amit Tandon (Co-Chairs ST4), Chari Pattiaratchi (Chair ST5), Jerome Dyment (Chair ST6), Hermann Bange (Chair WG01), Cynthia Chandler/Harrison O. Ong'Anda (Co-Chairs WG02), Nasser H. Zaker/Zainal Arifin (Co-Chairs WG03), Shailesh Nayak (Chair WG04), Faiza Al-Yamani (Chair, WG5), Rezah M. Badal (Chair WG6) and Nick D'Adamo/Rajan Sivaramakrishnan (Co-Chairs WG07) plus Johnson Kazungu (Chair, IOC Africa), M. A. Atmanand (Chair, IOCINDIO), Somkiat Khokiattiwong/Kentaro Ando (Co-Chairs IOC WESTPAC)|
|REGIONAL COORDINATION LEVEL|
|SCIENCE DELIVERY LEVEL|
|One representative (i.e. PI) per each 'major' IIOE-2 scientific research initiative, including a representative of the Early Career Scientists Network from the Capacity Development Working Group|
Chairs/ Co Chairs of the Science Themes, Working Groups and Representatives of Regional Bodies
The Core Group comprises, besides the three Co-Chairs, an Executive level with one representative (leader) per each of the six Science Themes and each of the seven operational divisions (Working Groups) derived from the IIOE-2 Science Plan. In addition, the Executive is composed of representatives of key Indian Ocean-related IOC Regional Bodies and Committees and Head of the two JPOs.
This Group comprises (i) a Regional Coordination Level consisting of representatives of IIOE-2 'National Committees'; and (ii) a Science Delivery Level, with a leading scientist (typically the Chair or the PI) from each major science initiative endorsed/implemented under the IOE-2's science framework. The JPOs will communciate with and advise these Groups as necessary.
Terms of Reference for the Chairs of the Science Themes and Working Groups