Ocean resources are abundant and it is imperative for the mankind to depend on these resources in the near Future. However these resources are to be used in sustainable way and the need of the hour is to develop dependable and cost effective technologies for this. To be self-reliant, such technologies would have to be largely developed, tested and operated indigenously. In the areas of ocean surrounding India, the present extent of Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is 2.02 million sq. km. With India’s claim for an additional area of EEZ, under the UN Convention of Law of the Sea, India is likely to get approximately 1 million sq. km added to its original EEZ area of 2.02 million sq. km. This large area of EEZ has a vast potential of variety of resources, both living and non-living, which can substantially contribute to the augmentation of societal benefits as well as help the economic development of the country.
National Institute of Ocean Technology is implementing various programs in the Ocean sector which are strategically important and beneficial to the society under the aegis of Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).
Last Updated On 05/14/2014 - 17:32