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IOGOOS X Annual Meeting and Decadal Celebrations
(IOGOOS-X)

Date : 21 – 24 October, 2013

Venue : Labourdonnais Hotel, Caudan, Port Louis, Mauritius

 
 
 
 
 
 
BackGround

IOGOOS Was formerly established during the Mauritius conference in November 2002 and Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), India was recognized as IOGOOS Secretariat.

Members of IOGOOS are collaborating to work together for developing programmes for the implementation of GOOS in the Indian Ocean and for promoting activities of common interest for the development of operational oceanography in the Indian Ocean region. IOGOOS has already made significant progress in several areas. IOGOOS has a number of existing ‘projects’ within its portfolio and these projects have been accepted by members as being of relevance to IOGOOS at either a local level (for a specific member nation) or as generically relevant in respect to transferability of the projects outcomes and outputs to some or all member nations. As IOGOOS projects, they receive endorsement through IOGOOS and financial and in kind support through IOGOOS’s sponsors and/or through member nations directly.

Annual meetings are held in each calendar year to discuss the major items of policies, establishment of projects, formation of subsidiary bodies review of work, and modification of the Rules, etc. A series of 9 such annual meetings have been organized successfully at various places of the Indian Ocean rim countries. The IOGOOS X Annual Meeting is scheduled to be held at Hotel Labourdonnais Hotel, Caudan, Port Louis, Mauritius during October 21 – 24, 2013. This meeting is being hosted by Ocean Matters Unit, Prime Minister's Office, Mauritius. The annual meeting will be followed by a Science Workshop being organised as part of decadal celebrations of IOGOOS.


Click here to view the Notification of IOGOOS-X Meeting

Host
Ocean Matters Unit, Prime Minister’s Office, Mauritius

Acknowledgements - local support

IOGOOS Secretariat acknowledges with appreciation the assistance and support provided organisation of the meeting by:

  • Dr. Rezah Badal, Head of Ocean Matters Unit, Prime Minister’s Office, Mauritius for getting necessary approvals for hosting the meeting and local logistics support
  • Mr. Ardito M. Kodijat, National Programme Officer for Disaster Risk Reduction and Tsunami Information Unit, UNESCO Office, Jakarta for providing financial support for organisation of the meeting.

 
Venue of the Meeting
The conference will be held at Labourdnnais Hotel, Caudan, Port Louis, Mauritius which is near to the Le suffren Hotel and participant will enjoy a free 4 minute boat drive to the facilities

Address of the Venue
Labourdnnais Hotel
Caudan Waterfront
P.O Box 91,
Port-Louis, Mauritius
Tel: (230) 202 4000
Fax: (230) 202 4040
Web: www.labourdonnais.com
Accommodation and Transport

Hotel room bookings at Le Suffren Hotel

Le Suffren Hotel & Marina:
Le Caudan Waterfront,
PO Box 91,
Port Louis, Mauritius
Tel: (230) 202 4900
Fax: (230) 202 4999
Email: info@lesuffrenhotel.com / reservations@lesuffrenhotel.com
Website:http://www.lesuffrenhotel.com/

The Le Suffren Hotel & Marina is a 4-star hotel Situated on the waterfront node in Port Louis next to the Caudan Waterfront and the Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, Le Suffren Hotel & Marina offers both business travellers and holiday makers alike a unique location in the capital of Mauritius. Ideally located within walking distance of the central business district and close to the Pailles International Convention Centre and the Cybercity, Le Suffren is also within easy reach of the various cultural and tourist sites in Mauritius

The hotel is readily accessible from the airport

  • Airport 44 km
  • Curepipe 25 km
  • Grand Baie 24 km.

A free luxury shuttle service is available to Ebene Cybercity 4 times a day from Monday to Saturday

The hotel is granting discounted rates USD 150 per night for standard rooms, including breakfast for participants to our meetings.

Transport: Airport - Hotel

Participants must arrange their own transport to and from the airport. The Transfer from airport to hotel takes about 40-45 minutes. Local host may advice you on the transport arrangements.

Location of Le Suffren Hotel & Marina


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Meeting Schedule
The IOGOOS X Annual Meeting is scheduled to be held at Labourdonnais Hotel, Caudan, Port Louis, Mauritius during October 21 – 24, 2013. This meeting is being hosted by Ocean Matters Unit,Prime Minister's Office, Mauritius. The annual meeting will be followed by a Science Workshop being organised as part of decadal celebrations of IOGOOS.
Meeting Agenda (Provisional)
 
The agenda of the meeting is being prepared in consultation with IOGOOS Officers and IOC Perth Regional Programme Office and will be circulated to all the delegates prior to the meeting. However the following table gives the delegates first hand information on the agenda.

Day 1: October 21, 2013
  • Registration
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Plenary Science Talks focussing on IndOOS/ IOGOOS / IIOE-2 and related initiatives
Day 2: October 22, 2013
  • Reporting to IOGOOS by the Sub-Committees / Sub-Projects
  • General Discussions in Plenary on Pilot Projects of IOGOOS
  • Summary of the status of IOGOOS Pilot Projects and review of the projects
Day 3: October 23, 2013
  • Examination of IOGOOS Memberships. Development of a strategy to reactivate members engagement in IOGOOS initiatives
  • Other Agenda items raised by members during the meeting
  • IOGOOS Annual Generabl Body Meeting
  • Concluding Session
Day 4: October 24, 2013
  • IOGOOS Decadal Celebrations
    • Plenary Science Talks from Invited experts
  • Discussion on way forward to address the unattended science questions

Contact Details

Local Organiser:
  • Mr. M. Nagaraja Kumar
    Secretary, Indian Ocean Global Ocean Observing System (IOGOOS),
    Scientist In-charge, PFZ Mission,
    Indian National Centre for Ocean Informaiton Services (INCOIS),
    "Ocean Valley", Pragathi Nagar (BO), Nizampet (SO)
    Hyderabad 500090, India
    Phone: 0091 40-23895013, Fax : 0091 40 2389 5014
    Email: raja@incois.gov.in raja.masuluri@gmail.com

Other information:

General Info on Port Louis and the Weather Conditions may be obtained through the web http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Louis,_Mauritius   and   http://wikitravel.org/en/Port_Louis

Visa:
The complete information on Visa for travel to Mauritius can be obtained from the web page http://passport.gov.mu/English/Pages/default.aspx under the Section “Passport and Visa Requirements in Mauritius”
The application form for obtaining visa can be downloaded from http://passport.gov.mu/English//DOCUMENTS/VISA_%20FORM_MTIUS.PDF

Exchange rates:
On July 21, 2013, 1 USD = ~ 29.7668 Mauritian Rupees (Source www.oanda.com)

 
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