INCOIS has launched the first of its kind digital platform for ocean data management – Digital Ocean.
- The Minister of Earth Sciences, Science and TEchnology has launched the first of its kind digital platform for ocean data management called the Digital Ocean.
- The platform is developed by INCOIS (Indian National Centre for Oceanic Information Services).
- It is a one-stop solution for all data related needs.
- A wide range of users can access the data. They include research institutions, strategic users, operational agencies, maritime industry, academic community and general public.
- According to INCOIS, Digital Ocean will bring a change in how oceanographic data is used for understanding oceans.
- The platform will help in sustainable management of oceans and expanding Blue Economy Initiatives.
- Digital Ocean has a set of applications that present heterogeneous oceanographic data with geospatial technology.
- Some of the applications are
- interactive web-based environment for data integration
- 3D and 4D data visualisations
- Assesses the evolution of oceanographic features obtained from multiple sources like on site monitoring devices, remote sensing and model data.
- INCOIS has been the premier organisation for providing ocean information and advisory services to various stakeholders in the country.
- The advisory services are:
- potential Fishing Zone (PFZ) advisories
- Ocean State Forecast (OSF)
- high wave alerts, tsunami early warnings
- storm surge
- oil-spill advisories
- INCOIS is also serving as the National Argo Data Centre and Regional Argo Data Centre of the International Argo Programme.