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Researches

 

Research Activities

 

►Environmental Monitoring and Numerical Modeling

Sea-based and land-based human activities are largely impact by dynamic nature of the sea. Our capabilities in exploiting marine resources as well as mitigation plans regarding to marine hazards are dependent on our understanding about marine environment. According to the importance of continuous study of the marine environment in marine related works, the INIO:

►  Develops the circulation models for the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and the Caspian Sea and disseminates the results based on national and institutional data policy.

  Organizes the marine research cruises in the territorial water bodies, mainly, in the framework of the PG-GOOS project and disseminates the results based on national and institutional data policy.

  Monitors shoreline areas in representative areas of Bushehr along the Persian Gulf coast, Nowshahr on the Caspian Sea shores and Chabahar on the coast of Gulf of Oman.

  Develops tidal models in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman.

  Increases the accuracy of wind field in Iranian border seas.

 

►Marine Hazards

A wide range of marine hazards such as geological, physical, meteorological, biological and environmental ones could occur in Iranian water bodies. The Gulf of Oman is prone to receive tsunami waves as well as tropical cyclones. The coasts of the Persian Gulf are susceptible to gain storm surges and because of petroleum exploitation is influenced by water pollution. The closed basin of the Caspian Sea is also prone to be polluted by oil industries as well as agricultural and industrial activities. Following are the most prominent activities of the INIO related to marine hazards:

  Establishment of Iranian National Center for Marine Hazards

  Development of an operational model for rip currents prediction in southern coasts of Caspian Sea

  Mapping the geological hazards of southern coasts of the Caspian Sea, northern coasts of the Persian Gulf and the Makran subduction zone

  Public awareness using brochures, posters, booklets and handbooks

 

►Marine Technology

Modern oceanography relies on a wide range of instruments that help the scientists to study the water bodies from different aspects, more precisely. The INIO come to present the following plans related to marine technology:

  Establishment of marine biotechnology laboratory

  Developing, optimizing and repairing the field and lab equipments

 

►Ocean Data and Information Management

Due to the need for general data collection and information system in the I. R. of Iran, the establishment of a NODC (National Oceanographic Data Center) in Iran was facilitated through the resolution of the 27th Session of UNESCO General Conference. In 1993, the draft resolution 153 was adopted and finally in 1995 the Iranian Oceanographic Data Centre (IRODC) was established in the Iranian National Center for Oceanography (INCO) and introduced as a node for the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) in Iran.

IRODC is the only national oceanographic data center in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman region, tasked with the collection, archiving, and quality control of oceanographic data, as well as its exchange with various international bodies and institutions. In line with this objectives, the center has embarked on a program of collecting oceanographic data, metadata, and CSR (Cruise Summary Reports) from national and international organizations, which are posted on the INCO website on a regular basis. The physical, chemical, and biological data cover the Caspian Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the Gulf of Oman. The hydrological data relate to the water bodies watershed. The data also include meteorological readings from the entire Iranian territory.

 

►Ocean Policy

The oceans have been recognized as one of humanity’s most important natural resources. To conserve this valuable resource we need to have enough information on the interrelated ecological, economic, and social importance of the oceans. So considering the human science is vital for oceanographic studies. In Iran with long coastline in north and south, it is important to find out the effect of marine activities on human life style and welfare. INIO is planning to conduct researches in the following areas.

Human science in marine areas is included law, economics, and management. The main topics related to law diverse from analysis of marine laws and regulations at national and regional as well as international levels, analysis and studying of national marine laws and regulations and proposing improvements to the said laws, and the analysis of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

In economics, studies related to economics of climate change, economic evaluation of natural resources in marine areas, cost benefit analysis for marine projects, pollution economics and other environmental economic studies will be covered.

In marine management the most important concerns are about ICZM and managing the marine activities according to sustainable development.

 

►PhD Students by Research

The INIO has taken advantage of its unique facilities in Iran with educating post graduate young students in the fields of Marine Sciences (e.g. Marine biology, Marine chemistry and Marine Geology) as well as Marine engineering. The INIO provides state-of-the-art facilities for marine education and research and includes different laboratories and research boats to train Ph.D. Students

 

 

 

 

Research Activities

 

►Environmental Monitoring and Numerical Modeling

Sea-based and land-based human activities are largely impact by dynamic nature of the sea. Our capabilities in exploiting marine resources as well as mitigation plans regarding to marine hazards are dependent on our understanding about marine environment. According to the importance of continuous study of the marine environment in marine related works, the INIO:

►  Develops the circulation models for the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and the Caspian Sea and disseminates the results based on national and institutional data policy.

  Organizes the marine research cruises in the territorial water bodies, mainly, in the framework of the PG-GOOS project and disseminates the results based on national and institutional data policy.

  Monitors shoreline areas in representative areas of Bushehr along the Persian Gulf coast, Nowshahr on the Caspian Sea shores and Chabahar on the coast of Gulf of Oman.

  Develops tidal models in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman.

  Increases the accuracy of wind field in Iranian border seas.

 

►Marine Hazards

A wide range of marine hazards such as geological, physical, meteorological, biological and environmental ones could occur in Iranian water bodies. The Gulf of Oman is prone to receive tsunami waves as well as tropical cyclones. The coasts of the Persian Gulf are susceptible to gain storm surges and because of petroleum exploitation is influenced by water pollution. The closed basin of the Caspian Sea is also prone to be polluted by oil industries as well as agricultural and industrial activities. Following are the most prominent activities of the INIO related to marine hazards:

  Establishment of Iranian National Center for Marine Hazards

  Development of an operational model for rip currents prediction in southern coasts of Caspian Sea

  Mapping the geological hazards of southern coasts of the Caspian Sea, northern coasts of the Persian Gulf and the Makran subduction zone

  Public awareness using brochures, posters, booklets and handbooks

 

►Marine Technology

Modern oceanography relies on a wide range of instruments that help the scientists to study the water bodies from different aspects, more precisely. The INIO come to present the following plans related to marine technology:

  Establishment of marine biotechnology laboratory

  Developing, optimizing and repairing the field and lab equipments

 

►Ocean Data and Information Management

Due to the need for general data collection and information system in the I. R. of Iran, the establishment of a NODC (National Oceanographic Data Center) in Iran was facilitated through the resolution of the 27th Session of UNESCO General Conference. In 1993, the draft resolution 153 was adopted and finally in 1995 the Iranian Oceanographic Data Centre (IRODC) was established in the Iranian National Center for Oceanography (INCO) and introduced as a node for the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) in Iran.

IRODC is the only national oceanographic data center in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman region, tasked with the collection, archiving, and quality control of oceanographic data, as well as its exchange with various international bodies and institutions. In line with this objectives, the center has embarked on a program of collecting oceanographic data, metadata, and CSR (Cruise Summary Reports) from national and international organizations, which are posted on the INCO website on a regular basis. The physical, chemical, and biological data cover the Caspian Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the Gulf of Oman. The hydrological data relate to the water bodies watershed. The data also include meteorological readings from the entire Iranian territory.

 

►Ocean Policy

The oceans have been recognized as one of humanity’s most important natural resources. To conserve this valuable resource we need to have enough information on the interrelated ecological, economic, and social importance of the oceans. So considering the human science is vital for oceanographic studies. In Iran with long coastline in north and south, it is important to find out the effect of marine activities on human life style and welfare. INIO is planning to conduct researches in the following areas.

Human science in marine areas is included law, economics, and management. The main topics related to law diverse from analysis of marine laws and regulations at national and regional as well as international levels, analysis and studying of national marine laws and regulations and proposing improvements to the said laws, and the analysis of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

In economics, studies related to economics of climate change, economic evaluation of natural resources in marine areas, cost benefit analysis for marine projects, pollution economics and other environmental economic studies will be covered.

In marine management the most important concerns are about ICZM and managing the marine activities according to sustainable development.

 

►PhD Students by Research

The INIO has taken advantage of its unique facilities in Iran with educating post graduate young students in the fields of Marine Sciences (e.g. Marine biology, Marine chemistry and Marine Geology) as well as Marine engineering. The INIO provides state-of-the-art facilities for marine education and research and includes different laboratories and research boats to train Ph.D. Students

 

 

 

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