ESSO-INCOIS-Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services

ESSO - Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services

(An Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India)
Home Organisation Mission

Our Mission

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

The major objectives of ESSO-INCOIS are:

  • To establish, maintain and manage systems for data acquisition, analysis, interpretation and archival for Ocean Information and related services.
  • To undertake, aid, promote, guide and co-ordinate research in the field of ocean information and related services including satellite oceanography.
  • 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.
  • To generate and provide data along with value added data products to user communities.
  • 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.
  • To establish Early Warning System for Tsunami and Storm Surges.
  • 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.
  • To organise training programmes, seminars and symposia to advance study and research related to oceanography and technology.
  • 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.
  • To provide consultancy services in the fields of ocean information and advisory services.
  • To co-ordinate with space agencies to ensure continuity, consistency and to obtain state-of-the-art ocean data from satellite observations.
  • To encourage and support governmental and non-governmental agencies/organizations for furthering programmes in the generation and dissemination of ocean information.
  • 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.