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‘SAMUDRA’ mobile app

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

Source: TH

 

Context:  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.

  

Features:

  • 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.

  

Benefits:

  • 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.