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Successful completion of 10th Southern Ocean Expedition

Indian Expedition to Southern Ocean (SOE) is multidisciplinary and multinational scientific research program under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. Scientists from the nodal agency, National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Goa and from other institutes of national and international repute participated in the expedition to understand the role and response of Sothern Ocean to the climatic variability. The tenth expedition was launched from Port Louis, Mauritius on 9th December, 2017. A team of scientists from about 11 organizations and Universities including Scripps Institute of Oceanography, California departed onboard the chartered Ice Class Research Vessel SA Agulhas [owned by South African Maritime Safety Authority, a South African Government Institute]. The duration of the expedition was 60 days.

During expedition, continuous observations for various atmospheric and oceanic parameters were carried out along the entire cruise. After completion of the entire scientific operations upto Prydz Bay region [69° S 76 °E] the vessel arrived at Mauritius on 4th February, 2018. The studies carried out during 10th SOE, ranging from the better understanding of present physical, chemical and biological processes to paleoclimatic studies to the recently observed problem of microplastics. All these studies together will form a bigger picture of Indian Sector of Southern Ocean that is hoping to reveal mysteries as well as enhance the understanding of SO processes and its role in Climate variability.

Resource: National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR)