Recently, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) launched a new mobile application called SAMUDRA for seafarers and the fishing community.
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- About SAMUDRA App
- Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services
About SAMUDRA App:
- The Smart Access to Marine Users for Ocean Data Resources and Advisories (SAMUDRA) application is a comprehensive platform providing information related to ocean services.
- This cutting-edge tool is designed to enhance user confidence while navigating the marine domain, ensuring safety and facilitating profitable fishing operations.
- It aligns with the institute’s vision and mission of delivering ocean data, information, and advisory services for the betterment of the nation.
- The app plays a significant role in promoting sustainable ocean activities, thereby contributing to the growth of the Blue Economy.
- SAMUDRA App offers real-time updates and crucial alerts concerning oceanic emergencies, including tsunamis, storm surges, high waves, and swell surge alerts.
- These alerts help individuals and communities stay informed and take necessary precautions to safeguard lives and property.
- The app provides specific benefits to the fishing community by disseminating Potential Fishing Zone (PFZ) advisories. These advisories guide fishermen to potential fish aggregation locations, enhancing their fishing operations.
- Currently available in English, plans are in place to expand its reach by including eight coastal languages in the near future.
- SAMUDRA App supports the sustainable development of ocean-related activities, contributing to the advancement of the Blue Economy.
- Its provision of critical information empowers users to make informed decisions, ensuring safety and profitability in marine endeavors.
Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services
- INCOIS, or the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services, is an autonomous organization founded in 1999 under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).
- Its primary objective is to offer top-notch ocean information and advisory services to various sectors of society, industry, governmental bodies, and the scientific community.
- This is accomplished through continuous ocean observations and a commitment to ongoing research, aimed at enhancing the quality and accuracy of provided information.
-Source: The Hindu