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Matsya 6000

Matsya 6000:

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  • The Matsya 6000 is a three-person submersible that will be able to go 6,000 metres under the sea.
  • The vessel is being developed by Chennai’s National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT).
  • Made of 80mm-thick titanium alloy, it will be able to withstand a pressure 600 times greater than that at sea level. The
  • Matsya 6000 will be able to operate from 12 to 16 hours straight and will have an oxygen supply of 96 hours.

National Institute of Ocean Technology:

  • It was established in November 1993 as an autonomous society under the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
  • Objectives to develop reliable indigenous technologies to solve the various engineering problems associated with harvesting of non-living and living resources in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), which is about two-thirds of the land area of India.

Deep Sea Mission:

  • The Deep Ocean Mission (DOM) is an ambitious Indian initiative to explore and harness the depths of the ocean.
  • It is a five-year mission, approved by the Union Cabinet in 2021, with a budget of nearly ₹4,077 crore.
  • The mission aims to develop technologies for deep-sea mining, manned submersibles, and underwater robotics, as well as for ocean climate change advisory services, deep-ocean survey and exploration.