SATCORE programme aims long-term measurements of bio-optical properties in the Indian coastal waters at 9 locations covering both the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. While continuing the research and data collection programme on ocean colour, during the XII plan it is also planned to expand the scope of SATCORE to satellite derived sea level measurements and their usage. The satellite altimeter that measures the sea level slopes and hence the geostophic currents in the sea are proved to be useful to study the ocean currents. Together with the Argo data and models it is possible to generate the maps of absolute ocean currents in the coastal as well as open ocean regions with a reliable degree of accuracy. Such a product of ocean currents with sufficient accuracy has potential applications in optimal ship routing, tracking the oil spills, estimation of oceanic heat transport that affects the climate change due to its influence on ocean and atmospheric circulation, etc.
The INDOMOD programme was designed to encourage the researchers in the universities and other academic institutions in the country to take up the research projects for the development of ocean models were extremely successful in developing the much needed capacity in the development and handling of ocean models. Some of them succeed in process studies and identifying the dynamics of the phenomenon observed in the Indian Ocean.
Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services, Hyderabad.
Programme will be implemented by INCOIS and in partnership with universities and other institutes. Other institutes and universities will be engaged in the routine measurements.
New algorithms for the accurate/improved retrievals of ocean parameters using satellite data
Ocean models to understand and predict the process in the Indian Ocean
Enhancement of our knowledge on the working of Indian Ocean and understanding the role of ocean in sustaining the monsoonal activity over
(Rs. In crores)
|Name of the Scheme||2012-13||2013-14||2014-15||2015-16||2016-17||Total|
|Ocean Research and Modelling||15.00||15.00||15.00||15.00||15.00||75.00|
Last Updated On 04/07/2015 - 13:50