‘Digital Ocean’ Launched

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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.
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