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@The Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), which is the dominant intraseasonal mode in the tropics, is known as a phenomenon which has a strong impact on not only the tropical climate but also the global climate through the interaction with El Nino, monsoon, tropical cyclone genesis, and so on.  Our research team aims to study the initiation and development process of the MJO from the viewpoint of observations.  Currently, we are leading the international field experiment CINDY2011 (Cooperative Indian Ocean experiment on intraseasonal variability in the Year 2011), whose purpose is to collect in-situ observations to advance our understanding of MJO initiation process and to improve the skill of MJO simulation and prediction.