In addition to ocean exploration, NOAA and Indonesian agencies have been working on other ocean-related issues including coastal hazard resilience, prediction and adaptation to climate-related changes in the coastal and marine environment, marine resource management and seafood safety. NOAA works with our Indonesian partners to address these issues through various research and monitoring projects, training, data and information sharing, technology sharing, and formal and informal education efforts.The expedition will engage teachers, students and others in Indonesia and the United States to bring the excitement of ocean exploration into classrooms using expedition-specific curriculum in two languages found at the NOAA website. This site is reporting on the joint expedition with images and logs from scientists at sea and ashore.The expedition will explore portions of the largely unknown Coral Triangle – a triangular-shaped area where the Indian and Pacific oceans meet. Indonesia was a key partner in forming the Coral Triangle Initiative, a partnership of the Six Leaders of Southeast Asian and Pacific nations to establish a cooperative arrangement to sustainably manage the marine, coastal and small islands ecosystems and to contribute to strengthening food security, increasing resiliency, and adaptation to climate change in the area while protecting natural resources.The expedition runs between late June and mid-August with NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer and the Baruna Jaya IV operating at the same time in different areas of SATAL, a contraction of Sangihe and Talaud, two island chains stretching north of Sulawesi Scientists call the expedition INDEX SATAL-2010.
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