March 25, 2023

Why in news?

  • As part of Samudrayaan Mission, under MoES, a self-propelled manned submersible (MATSYA 6000) will carry three persons to a depth of 6000 meters for exploration of deep-sea resources.
  • MATSYA 6000 is being developed by National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai.
    • It has an endurance of 12 hours under normal operation and 96 hours in case of emergency.
    • It is being developed under Deep Ocean Mission (DOM).

About Deep Ocean Mission

  • DOM aims to explore deep ocean for resources and develop deep sea technologies for sustainable use of ocean resources. It will be a mission mode project to support Blue Economy initiatives.
    • Blue Economy is sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods etc. Its size in India is about 4% of the GDP.
  • DOM (MoES as nodal ministry) was approved in 2021 and will be implemented over a period of 5 years.
  • Major components of DOM
    • Development of Technologies for Deep Sea Mining, and Manned Submersible.
    • Development of Ocean Climate Change Advisory Services
    • Technological innovations for exploration and conservation of deep-sea biodiversity.
    • Deep Ocean Survey and Exploration.
    • Energy and freshwater from Ocean.
    • Advanced Marine station for Ocean Biology
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