Scientific Expeditions to the Indian Ocean Sector of the Southern Ocean

The Indian Southern Ocean Research Program was initiated in 2004 when the pilot expedition took place onboard ORV Sagar Kanya. This program was initiated by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) to pursue multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional research activities addressing various key scientific components including Hydrodynamics, Biogeochemistry, Biodiversity (Plankton and higher marine organisms), Air-sea interactions, Lower atmospheric processes, Palaeoclimatology etc.  Since its inception in 2004, NCAOR as the national nodal agency for planning, coordinating and executing all facets of SO research program, has carried out 7 expeditions addressing some of the above mentioned research components.    

Southern Ocean Science Plan/Introduction




Areas of Research

Major ongoing Research Projects

Scientific Highlights (All/Recent)

Recent contributions

Previous Expedition Reports

List of Publications

Future Scientific activities

Invitation of proposals for the forthcoming Indian Scientific Expedition to Southern Ocean 2023