INCOISIndian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (India)
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Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) [India], Apr 21 ( ANI ): After the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) issued an advisory that the Agni Theertham Sea is likely to experience high-energy swell waves, the devotees were stopped from taking holy dip in the sea by the police on Saturday.
A survey of 700 fishing vessels over three years in three sates showed that each vessel could save Rs 1- 7 lakh on fuel every season ( eight months) because of reliable information on fish availability, said Radhakrishnan, who earlier headed INCOIS. Ocean colours can indicate how algal blooms occur in the coasts, indicating pollution.
Based on the forecast generated by INCOIS, moderate to rough sea conditions are very likely to prevail along the West coast of India and rough to very rough over southern parts of West Coast and Lakshadweep area in the morning hours, where the fishermen are advised to be cautious while venturing into the sea.
The Union Home Ministry has asked the Chief Secretaries of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and all East Coast States to issue a Coastal Alert, in view of the alert issued by the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) following the earthquake of magnitude 8.5 on the richter scale in Indonesia today.
Reddy cited the establishment of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Early Warning System at INCOIS, Hyderabad, which is a state- of-the-art facility set up in 2007.
Ashwani Kumar invited the Thai Minister to see the functioning of INCOIS in Hyderabad and for further consultation with the Earth scientists in India.