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India’s forays into the blue economy

The Chennai based National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) is developing a manned submersible with a capacity to carry three human beings to 6000 meters ocean depth as part of the Deep Ocean Mission to unravel the blue economy.

The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) of ISRO is involved in developing a titanium alloy human sphere of 2.1 m diameter for the manned submersible. The information was given by Minister of state for earth sciences Dr Jitendra Singh in the Rajya Sabha


The overall estimated cost of the Deep Ocean Mission is Rs.4077 crores for a period of five years (2021 to 2026)


The overall estimated cost of the Deep Ocean Mission is Rs.4077 crores for a period of five years (2021 to 2026).  This being purely research and technology development activities, direct revenue generation is not relevant for this mission.

The objectives of the mission; some of them

The objectives of the mission include to develop technologies for mining of deep sea resources like Poly-metallic nodules from the Central Indian Ocean at a water depth of 5500 meters, Design, and develop one working prototype and one final manned Submersible rated for 6000metre water depth along with technologies for underwater vehicle and underwater robotics. To provide the future projections or predictions on the trends in sea level along the Indian coast, cyclone intensity and frequency, storm surges, wind waves, biogeochemistry and ecosystem that affect the fishery, at seasonal to decadal time scales for the north Indian Ocean under the climate change scenario and to install deep ocean observations (below 2 km depth) over the Indian Ocean. 


Integrating the ongoing advanced basic and applied research in marine biology, marine ecology and related marine engineering through the establishment of an advanced Marine Station for Ocean Biology, Translate research in marine biology and engineering into industrial application and product development through establishment of on-site business incubator facilities, Capacity building with French Institutes.


Excellent Indian candidates to  be deputed to French institutes for training in all areas


Excellent Indian candidates, stringently selected at a national level, will be deputed to the French institutes to be trained in all areas of marine biosciences and National and International collaboration in education, research and excellence in the field of Marine science and Ocean science and Ocean Technology.
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