INCOIS (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Disaster Management)

News-CRUX-10     4th May 2024        

Context: INCOIS recently issued a red alert for South Tamil Nadu coastal districts due to anticipated high-energy swell waves, posing a risk of severe inundation, particularly in low-lying areas, starting from the early hours.

Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services

  • About: It operates as an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India.
  • Establishment: 1999
  • Headquarters:  Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • Mandate: INCOIS is mandated to provide ocean information and advisory services.

oIts services cater to society, industry, government agencies, and the scientific community.

Objectives of INCOIS

  • To provide reliable, timely, and accurate ocean information and advisory services for the benefit of various user communities.
  • To establish and maintain a system for monitoring, analyzing, and predicting ocean parameters and providing ocean information services.
  • To develop and maintain a comprehensive ocean observational network, data management system, and information dissemination infrastructure.
  • To promote capacity building and human resource development in oceanography and related areas.
  • Services and Products

oPotential Fishing Zone (PFZ) Advisories

oOcean State Forecast (OSF)

oTsunami Early Warning System

oOcean Observing Systems

oSatellite Oceanography

oOcean Data and Information System

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