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‘SAMUDRA’ app will help Seafarers and Fishermen

Published on August 15, 2023
Current Context: The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), has launched a new mobile application called ‘SAMUDRA’ - Smart Access to Marine Users for Ocean Data Resources and Advisories.
‘SAMUDRA’ app will help Seafarers and Fishermen
  • This app offers comprehensive information on all ocean-related services, useful for both seafarers and the fishing community.
  • The app provides real-time updates and critical alerts on oceanic disasters such as tsunamis, storm surges, high waves, and swell surge alerts, for individuals and communities to stay informed and take necessary precautions towards the protection of lives and property.
  • It will be especially beneficial to the fishing community as it disseminates Potential Fishing Zone (PFZ) advisories which will guide them to the probable fish aggregation locations.
  • The app also has interactive maps, charts, and animations for enhanced comprehension of complex oceanic phenomena. It is a cutting-edge tool that helps users navigate the marine domain with confidence in their safety and profitable fishing operations.

Question:

Q.1 Which organization launched the SAMUDRA app?
a. Indian National Centre for Oceanic Research
b. Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services
c. Indian National Centre for Oceanic Studies
d. Indian National Centre for Oceanic Information Services
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