Genome Mapping in Indian Ocean
Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Environment; Sci & Tech
- Genome Mapping in Indian Ocean shall be taken up by Scientists from the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Panaji, Goa.
- Onboard research vessel Sindhu Sadhana, the team will traverse over 10,000 nautical miles in the Indian Ocean to reveal the internal working of the ocean at a cellular level.
- It is the first-of-its-kind research project in India.
- Objective: Understanding the biochemistry and the response of the ocean to climate change, nutrient stress and increasing pollution.
- Duration: 3 years