India to launch Rs 10000 crore deep ocean mission

Please click on the link below. We have been given more details about the Deep Ocean Mission that Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences mentioned when UK marine delegation was in India in February.

Salient points:

·       to carry out research to harness ocean resources in a "responsible manner"

·       interdisciplinary and interministerial including Department of Science and Technology and Department of Biotechnology

·       The Ministry of Earth Sciences is preparing a proposal that will be put before the Cabinet for approval and launched in December

·       components of the project would be deep ocean energy, desalination plant along the Chennai coast, deep sea science and fisheries, minerals and polymetallic  nodules.