INDRA App

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Overview:

Recently, INDRA app was launched in an event conducted by School of Naval Oceanology & Meteorology (SNOM) and Indian Naval Meteorological Analysis Centre (INMAC) at Southern Naval Command as part of the World Meteorological Day celebrations.

About INDRA App

  • The Indian Naval Dynamic Resource for Weather Analysis (INDRA) app will help to disseminate weather related information and forecasts empowering optimal & quick decision making.
  • The application has been developed by BISAG (Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics) in coordination with the Directorate of Naval Oceanology and Meteorology, Indian Navy.

Key facts about BISAG

  • It is an Autonomous Scientific Society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
  • It undertakes technology development & management, research & development, facilitate National & International cooperation, capacity building and support technology transfer & entrepreneurship development in the area of geo-spatial technology.
  • The organisation has three main domain areas: Satellite Communication, Geo-informatics and Geo-spatial technology.
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India.

Q1: What is Oceanography?

It is the study of the ocean by applying chemistry, geology, meteorology, biology, and other branches of science to the study of the ocean. It is especially important today as climate change, pollution, and other factors are threatening the ocean and its marine life.

Source: METOC SEMINAR 'MEGHAYAN 2024' - AN INSIGHT INTO THE FRONTLINE OF CLIMATE CHANGE