The Minister of Earth Sciences, Science & Technology, and Health & Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the web-based application “Digital Ocean” developed by INCOIS of M/o Earth sciences, during a Virtual Meeting held in New Delhi today. Dr. M. Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences; Dr. Vipin Chandra, Joint Secretary, MoES; Dr. T. Srinivasa Kumar, Director, INCOIS and several senior functionaries from MoES and INCOIS attended the function.
Addressing at the event, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that Digital Ocean is a first of its kind digital platform for Ocean Data Management. “Digital Ocean is a big step towards Prime Minister’s vision of Digital India is to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy”, Dr. Harsh Vardhan stated. He further added, “Incoming times, that nation will be powerful which has the gold mine of data and the capacity to process and interpret it meaningfully.”
Digital Ocean platform is a first of its kind platform for ocean data management (www.do.incois.gov.in). It includes a set of applications developed to organize and present heterogeneous oceanographic data by adopting rapid advancements in geospatial technology. It facilitates an online interactive web-based environment for data integration, 3D and 4D (3D in space with time animation) data visualization, data analysis to assess the evolution of oceanographic features, data fusion, and multi-format download of disparate data from multiple sources viz., in-situ, remote sensing and model data, all of which is rendered on a georeferenced 3D Ocean. The user management component of Digital Ocean allows authentication of users, their roles and privileges of access to different data sets, categorization of data as per the data sharing guidelines, metadata management, mail management, usage statistics, system statistics, monitoring of observing platforms and addition of new data streams, etc.
Digital Ocean will serve as a one-stop-solution for all the data related needs of a wide range of users.
The Digital Ocean web portal can be accessed from the link.