International Indian Ocean Expedition

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The International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE) was a large scale multinational hydrographic survey of the Indian Ocean which took place from 1959 to 1965. It involved over 45 research vessels from 14 countries. It was sponsored by the Scientific Committee on Oceanographic Research, and later by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.[1][2]

Vast amounts of data on oceanic organisms were collected. For example, specimins of Polychaetes (marine worms) were collected from the coasts of the Indian Ocean.[3]

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  1. ^ "International Indian Ocean Expedition(IIOE-1959-1965)". National Institute of Oceanography. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  2. ^ "The 50th Anniversary of the International Indian Ocean Expedition". Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research. April 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Collection Data: International Indian Ocean Expedition, 1963-1964". Retrieved 22 May 2019.