A brand new satellite tv for pc information acquisition and processing facility (Oceansat3 and X/L band floor station) and launch of a postal stamp marked the 25 years of Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) at Pragatinagar right here on Saturday.
Chief Post Master General for TS circle P.V.S. Reddy handed over ‘INCOIS My Stamp’, unveiled by NITI Aayog member Vijay Kumar Saraswat, to institute director T. Srinivasa Kumar within the presence of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) Secretary M. Ravichandran, former administrators and secretaries.
INCOIS has grown into a worldwide modelling centre for ocean companies, together with operational oceanography, and is pursuing a focussed mandate on ocean observations, info and advisory companies, stated Mr. Ravichandran who traced the evolution of the institute “from a few chairs in a rented building”.
Services supplied such because the tsunami and storm surge early warnings, ocean state forecasts, potential fishing zone advisories and ocean information companies have been of immense socio-economic advantages for a variety of stakeholders in addition to enhancing the lives and livelihoods of coastal communities, stated Mr. Srinivasa Kumar.
The director known as for rising the consumer base, increasing scientific operational companies and adapting new applied sciences even whereas constantly monitoring the well being of the oceans. Mr. Saraswath spoke of the Centre’s deal with ‘blue economy’ and hailed INCOIS for its varied initiatives through the years. A nationwide ocean digital ocean information system must be purpose, he added.
Scientists on the gathering — B.L. Deekshatulu, A.E. Muthunayagam, Harsh Okay. Gupta, P.S. Goel, Shailesh Nayak, S.S.C. Shenoi and others — supplied concepts for the institute’s function in catastrophe administration, local weather research and marine useful resource conservation.
Hindi and English variations of the ebook INCOIS 25-Year Journey was additionally launched on the event.