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Annual Meetings of
Indian Ocean Global Ocean Observing System (IOGOOS) – XI

Sustained Indian Ocean Biogeochemistry and
Ecosystem Resarch (SIBER) – V

Indian Ocean Observing System Resources Forum (IRF) – V

Date : October 29 – November 01, 2014

Venue : Reference Collection Building, Phuket Marine Biological Center, Phuket, Thailand


Host and Sponsor of the meeting
The Thailand-China Joint Laboratory for Climate and Marine Ecosystem, Phuket, Thailand is hosting the integrated meetings at Phuket. UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission through IOC Perth Regional Programme Office, Perth, Australia is co-sponsoring this event.

Acknowledgements - local support

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

  • Dr. Weidong Yu, First Instititute of Oceanography, China and Dr. Somkiat Khokiattiwong, Phuket Marine Biological Centre, Thailand for their support by hosting the integrated meetings of IOGOOS, SIBER and IRF.
  • Dr. Nick D’Adamo, Head, IOC Perth Programme Office for the support and for facilitating the funds towards IOGOOS XI Meeting through UNESCO Jakarta Office
  • Mr. Ardito M. Kodijat, National Programme Officer for Disaster Risk Reduction and Tsunami Information Unit, UNESCO Office, Jakarta for administering financial support for organisation of the meeting.

Venue of the Meeting
The meeting venue is at Reference Collection Building, Phuket Marine Biological Center, Phuket, Thailand which is very close to the hotel. (Picture B in figure below)

Accommodation and Transport

Name of the Hotel:
The Kantary Bay Hotel
31/11 Mu 8, Sakdidej Rd.,
Cape Panwa, Phuket 83000, Thailand.
Tel: +66 76 39 1514
Fax: +66 76 39 1208,
The Kantary Bay Hotel (Picture A in the figure below) is about one hour drive from the airport, twenty minutes drive from Phuket town and 850 m away from the Venue of the Meeting at PMBC.

Hotel room bookings and Local Logistics

The local host has made arrangements for a concessional rate at the above hotel. The rate for accommodation per night is THB 1,400 (Approximately USD 45) including the complimentary breakfast, internet. The contact person of the local hosts is Ms. Kingkanjana Sangtunchai (kingkanjana.pouy@gmail.com). Please cc to Dr. Somkiat Khokiattiwong (skhokiattiwong@gmail.com) and Dr. Weidong Yu (wdyu@fio.org.cn). Ms. Kingkanjana Sangtunchai (kingkanjana.pouy@gmail.com) will collect the itinerary of the delegates and help the delegates in booking the hotel acoommodation and pick-up / sending-off upon request.

Meeting Schedule
The integrated meetings of IOGOOS XI, SIBER-5 and IRF-5 meetings are scheduled to be held during October 29 – November 1, 2014. This meeting is being hosted by Thailand-China Joint Laboratory for Climate and Marine Ecosystem & Phuket Marine Biological Center, Phuket, Thailand. UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission through its Perth Programme Office (PPO) is also sponsoring the meetings.

Detailed meeting agendas

IOGOOS-XI, SIBER-V, IRF-V, integrated meeting schedules
Wed October 29, 2014SIBER
Thur October 30, 2014SIBER and IOGOOSIOGOOS/SIBER/IOP Joint
Fri October 31, 2014IRF(including IOGOOS and SIBER leadership and possibly other observers)IOGOOS AGM
Sat November 1, 2014Agenda slot for strategic discussions on engagement of Indian ocean constituents in IIOE-2. Provisional. To be decided by group leaders during the preceding three days. Observers from group membership welcome.
List of Participants

Contact Details

Local Organiser:
  • Dr. Weidong Yu (wdyu@fio.org.cn)
    First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration
    Qingdao 266061, China
    And, Director, Thailand-China Joint Laboratory for Climate and Marine Ecosystem
    Phuket, Thailand
  • Dr. Somkiat Khokiattiwong (skhokiattiwong@gmail.com)
    Phuket Marine Biological Center
    Phuket, Thailand
    And, Deputy Director, Thailand-China Joint Laboratory for Climate and Marine Ecosystem
    Phuket, Thailand
Other information:

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Exchange rates:
On August 12, 2014, 1 USD = 31.97 THB (Source: www.xe.com)

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