U.S.-India Joint Research on Monsoons and Ocean Mixing

Acting U.S. Consul General Nicholas Manring addressing scientists onboard the research vessel, Roger Revelle, which made a port call in Chennai, from June 14 to 16. American ocean scientists are standing in the background.

CHENNAI: U.S. research ship Roger Revelle, operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography and part of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System, made a port call in Chennai, June 14th to 16th.  Research vessels and scientists from both the United States and India will be working together to understand ocean science in the Bay of Bengal’s international waters.

Acting Consul General Nicholas Manring from the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai welcomed scientists on board the ship and said, “Ship visits represent an important opportunity to promote cooperation and enhance peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region and they demonstrate the United States’ commitment to regional partners while also fostering our growing bilateral relationship with India.”

He added, “We deeply value our scientific partnerships with India and believe that strong relationships between our research institutions are integral to promoting peace, security, and stability in the Indian Ocean region.”

Frank Herr, Head of the Ocean Research Department, said, “This visit of this U.S. oceanographic research ship to India is an important moment in the history of scientific partnership between our two countries.  We hope to grow lasting scientific cooperation between our nations and acquire the knowledge to better forecast the initiation of the annual monsoons.  We also look forward to the scientific discoveries and innovation that will come from the joint work of these academic scientists.”