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Digital Ocean web-based application inaugurated

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  • December 30, 2020
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Digital Ocean web-based application inaugurated

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Policies and interventions & GS-III – Sci & tech

In news 

  • Web-based application Digital Ocean was recently inaugurated 
  • Ministry: Ministry of Earth Sciences
  • Developed by: INCOIS of Earth Sciences Ministry 

Key takeaways 

  • Digital Ocean is a first of its kind digital platform for Ocean Data Management.
  • It includes a set of applications developed to organize and present heterogeneous oceanographic data by adopting rapid advancements in geospatial technology.
  • It facilitates an online interactive web-based environment for data integration, 3D and 4D data visualization, data analysis to assess the evolution of oceanographic features, data fusion and multi-format download of different kinds of data from multiple sources. 
  • ‘Digital Ocean’ will help to share knowledge about the ocean with a wide range of users. 
  • It also provides free access to information to the general public and the common man.

Significance:

  • It will play a central role in sustainable management of our oceans and expanding our ‘Blue Economy’ initiatives.
  • It will be promoted as a platform for capacity building on Ocean Data Management for all Indian Ocean Rim countries. 

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