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Tromelin Island in Tromelin Island , Madagascar

Tromelin Island, off the coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean is little more than a speck of sand covered in low-lying scrub plants, but miraculously, a group of more than 60 illegal slaves were able to survive (some of them at least) for over 15 years after being shipwrecked and left for dead. Show More Summary

MH370: Vast margins for error and disagreement in search zones

Months of expert debate as to which parts of the Indian Ocean sea floor should get priority in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have started surfacing in the general media. This account of the disunity among the advisory panels that appears in the Wall Street Journal coincides with bean counter stress in [...]

Indo-Pacific security links: Xi-Abe, Modi in Australia, maritime security, nuclear tests and more

The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. The Lowy Institute's International Security program...Show More Summary

Temporal changes in surface partial pressure of carbon dioxide and carbonate saturation state in the eastern equatorial Indian Ocean during the 1962–2012 period (update)

Information on changes in the oceanic carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration and air–sea CO2 flux as well as on ocean acidification in the Indian Ocean is very limited. In this study, temporal changes of the inorganic carbon system in the eastern equatorial Indian Ocean (EIO, 5° N–5° S, 90–95° E) are examined using partial pressure of […]

This is the Highest-Resolution Video of Earth Ever Created, and it’s Gorgeous (VIDEO)

The Russian Elektro-L weather satellite sits 25,000 miles above the Indian Ocean, where it creates an astonishing 121 megapixel image of the Earth every 30 minutes. James Tyrwhitt-Drake from the University of Victoria in Canada has used these images to create

Basin-scale estimates of pelagic and coral reef calcification in the Red Sea and Western Indian Ocean

Basin-scale calcification rates are highly important in assessments of the global oceanic carbon cycle. Traditionally, such estimates were based on rates of sedimentation measured with sediment traps or in deep sea cores. Here we estimated CaCO3 precipitation rates in the surface water of the Red Sea from total alkalinity depletion along their axial flow using […]

Australian Navy Seizes $158 mln of Heroin

An Australian Navy warship patrolling Indian Ocean waters seized heroin worth $158 million near east Africa this week, a navy official said on Thursday, one of

US Navy Supply Ships Collide in Indian Ocean

Two U.S. Navy supply ships collided in the Gulf of Aden in the Indian Ocean early on Thursday, but no crew members were injured and initial reports suggested the vessels suffered only minor damage,

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Searchers Want You To Know Why They Haven’t Found Plane Yet [Video]

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH70, the Boeing 777 that vanished on March 8 leaving behind the greatest mystery in aviation history, has been underway since October 6 in a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean, and still not a trace of the missing plane or its 239 passengers and crew has turned up. Show More Summary

NASA sees Tropical Storm Adjali making the curve

Tropical Storm Adjali started curving to the southwest on its trek through the Southern Indian Ocean when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead on Nov. 19. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible picture of Tropical Storm Adjali on Nov. Show More Summary

10 Reasons to Take the Family to Mauritius

While the Maldives and Seychelles are often spotlighted as ultimate honeymoon and couples destinations, Mauritius, which shares the Indian Ocean with these two islands, is equally as photogenic and memorable. It offers up lush panoramic...Show More Summary

Can Post-Ebola West Africa Go the Way of South Asia, From Aid to Enterprise?

By Susan Davis and Scott MacMillan Looking at one organization's journey from post-disaster recovery to commercial entrepreneurship development in Sri Lanka The 10-year anniversary of the December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami will find the world in a sobering situation. Show More Summary

Indo-Pacific security links: Stephen Hadley, China's bases, Xi-Abe meeting, Indian subs and more

The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. The Lowy Institute's International Security program...Show More Summary

Indo-Pacific security links: Jokowi, Fraser on Asia, North Korea, Yasukuni, sea levels and more

The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. The Lowy Institute's International Security program...Show More Summary

Indo-Pacific security links: China's power, Vietnam arms, Kashmir, Hong Kong and more

The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. The Lowy Institute's International Security program...Show More Summary

Indo-Pacific security links: Kim Jong-Un, Natuna Islands, Ancient Athens, Chinese subs and more

The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. The Lowy Institute's International Security program...Show More Summary

Indo-Pacific security links: Anti-tank missiles, naval drills, encirclement, India-Indonesia and more

By David Schaefer, an intern in the Lowy Institute's International Security program. The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. Show More Summary

India Needs a Naval Diplomacy

Balaji Chandramohan examines India's aim to dominate the Indian Ocean and finds its naval diplomacy lacking.

Chinese Submarine Fleet Makes First Known Trip to Indian Ocean

This article originally appeared on DefenseTech.org: China’s submarine fleet made its first known trip into the Indian Ocean, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. A Chinese attack submarine passed through the Straits of Malacca between Malaysia and Indonesia with sightings near Sri Lanka and the Persian Gulf. Show More Summary

Hunt for missing MH370 flight to take many more months

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an Australian official said Friday.

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