INCOIS
Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services

INCOIS, Pragathi Nagar BO, Nizampet SO,Hyderabad, Telangana State, India
Established: 1999
https://incois.gov.in/
Organisation type: Research/academic institution
Geographical scope: National
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Organisation’s vision:

To emerge as a Knowledge and Information Technology Enterprise for the Oceanic realm

Organisation’s mission:

To provide ocean information and advisory services to the society, industry, government and scientific community through sustained ocean observations and constant improvements through systematic and focused research in information management and ocean modelling.

Organisation’s objectives (if different from the Mission):

1. To establish, maintain and manage systems for data acquisition, analysis, interpretation and archival for Ocean Information and related services.
2. To undertake, aid, promote, guide and co-ordinate research in the field of ocean information and related services including satellite oceanography.
3. To carry out surveys and acquire information using satellite technology, ships, buoys, boats or any other platforms to generate information on fisheries, minerals, oil, biology, hydrology, bathymetry, geology, meteorology, coastal zone management and associated resources.
4. To generate and provide data along with value added data products to user communities.
5. To cooperate and collaborate with other national and international institutions in the field of ocean remote sensing, oceanography, atmospheric sciences/meteorology and coastal zone management.
6. To establish Early Warning System for Tsunami and Storm Surges.
7. To support the research centres in conducting investigations in specified areas related to oceanic processes, ocean atmospheric interaction, coastal zone information, data synthesis, data analysis and data collection.
8. To organise training programmes, seminars and symposia to advance study and research related to oceanography and technology.
9. To publish and disseminate information, results of research, data products, maps and digital information through all technologically possible methods to users for promoting research and to meet societal needs for improvement of living standards.
10. To provide consultancy services in the fields of ocean information and advisory services.
11. To co-ordinate with space agencies to ensure continuity, consistency and to obtain state-of-the-art ocean data from satellite observations.
12. To encourage and support governmental and non-governmental agencies/organizations for furthering programmes in the generation and dissemination of ocean information.
13. To undertake other lawful activities as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment and furtherance of all or any of the above objectives of ESSO-INCOIS.

Keywords

  • Marine Research
  • National Early Warning Services
  • Ocean Services
  • Trainings on ocean research data products
  • operational oceanography

Activities

  • Conducting research and/or observations
  • Provision of (ocean) information services
  • Training scientists/technicians
INCOIS
has observer/participant/member status with
Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean
INCOIS
collaborates with
Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research
INCOIS
collaborates with
Ocean Biogeographic Information System Ocean Biogeographic Information System
INCOIS
collaborates with
Chlorophyll Globally Integrated Network Chlorophyll Globally Integrated Network
INCOIS
collaborates with
Global Ocean Observing System Global Ocean Observing System