SAMUDRA Mobile App:
The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), a division of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, has introduced a new mobile application called ‘SAMUDRA’ – Smart Access to Marine Users for Ocean Data Resources and Advisories.
- This app offers comprehensive ocean-related information, benefiting seafarers and the fishing community.
- It provides real-time updates and critical alerts on oceanic disasters like tsunamis, storm surges, high waves, and swell surge alerts.
- It features interactive maps, charts, and animations to explain complex oceanic phenomena.
- The app is particularly valuable for fishermen as it offers Potential Fishing Zone (PFZ) advisories, guiding them to potential fish aggregation locations.
- The app also serves various public and private entities like the Indian Coast Guard, the Navy, and shipping industries.
- The app aligns with INCOIS’s mission to serve the nation with ocean data and advisory services, contributing to sustainable ocean activities and the Blue Economy.