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‘Digital Ocean’: the Digital Platform for Ocean Data Management


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Digital Ocean platform

Mains level : India's deep ocean mission

The Ministry of Earth Sciences has inaugurated the web-based application “Digital Ocean” developed by INCOIS.

Digital Ocean

  • Digital Ocean is a first of its kind digital platform for Ocean Data Management.
  • The platform will be promoted as a platform for capacity building on Ocean Data Management for all Indian Ocean Rim countries.
  • It would help share ocean knowledge about the ocean with a wide range of users including research institutions, operational agencies, strategic users, the academic community, and the maritime industry and policymakers.
  • It also provides free access to information to the general public and the common man.
  • It will play a central role in the sustainable management of our oceans and expanding ‘Blue Economy’ initiatives.

Its’ features

  • It includes a set of applications developed to organize and present heterogeneous oceanographic data by adopting rapid advancements in geospatial technology.
  • It facilitates:
  1. Online interactive web-based environment for data integration,
  2. 3D and 4D (3D in space with time animation) data visualization,
  3. Data analysis to assess the evolution of oceanographic features,
  4. Data fusion and multi-format download of disparate data from multiple sources viz., in-situ, remote sensing, and model data, all of which is rendered on a georeferenced 3D Ocean.
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