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 Project Office (PO) with node in India.
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 2015-2025 period (see Implementation Strategy).
IIOE-2 Project Office (PO)
The PO defines the nodal point network for IIOE-2 delivery and has day-to-day responsibility for the coordination & implementation of IIOE-2. The node of the PO have been established: in India (INCOIS, Hyderabad). The PO 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. T. Srinivasa Kumar
|STRATEGIC EXECUTIVE LEVEL|
|Hermann Bange/Raleigh Hood(Co-Chairs WG01), E. Pattabhi Rama Rao/ Harrison O. Ong'Anda (Co-Chairs WG02), Rajan Sivaramakrishnan (Chair WG03), Aneesh Lotliker (PO), Johnson Kazungu (Chair, IOC Africa), Justin Ahanhanzo (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 IIOE-2 Project Office.
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 PO will communciate with and advise these Groups as necessary.
Terms of Reference for the Chairs of the Science Themes and Working Groups