This is the homepage for the EPIC2001 project. EPIC2001 is a process study sponsored by NSF and NOAA under the US CLIVAR program. The purpose of EPIC2001 is to better understand those processes which control the behavior of the coupled ocean-atmosphere system in the eastern tropical Pacific, and in particular the distribution of sea surface temperature, ocean mixed layer depth, and atmospheric deep convection over the seasonal cycle. The field phase of EPIC2001 is scheduled for September and October of 2001 and is based in Huatulco, Mexico and San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Available information is as follows: