• Recently, the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services(INCOIS) deployed two deep sea gliders into the Bay of Bengal to study climate change.

About Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)

  • It was established as an autonomous body in 1999 under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and is a unit of the Earth System Science Organisation (ESSO).
  • It is located in Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • Objective-To provide ocean data, information and advisory services to society, industry, the government and the scientific community.
  • It is chaired by the Secretary of the Ministry of Earth Sciences. A director along with a governing council oversees its functioning.
  • Other functions –
    • To establish an Early Warning System for Tsunami and Storm Surges.
    • To promote research in the field of ocean information and related services including satellite oceanography.
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