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Operational Services Training to National Institute of Hydrography Officers (NIH - Advance Hydrography (83:111) Course)
on 11 August, 2022, Organized by
International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean), ESSO-INCOIS, Hyderabad, India


The current course will provide exposure to the National Institute of Hydrography Officers who are undergoing Advance Hydrography Course, on the various products and services developed by INCOIS for various operational requirements. INCOIS has developed specialised online tools for their requirements like the Search And Rescue Aid Tool (SARAT) for supporting search and rescue operations in the sea, in case of any untoward incidents in the sea; Online Oil Spill Advisory (OOSA) system for providing oil spill trajectory forecast during oil spill incidents. Regular ocean state forecasts (winds, waves, currents, tides) covering the geographical region of their interests is also provided routinely, for movement of their vehicles. Also INCOIS have developed MaMeAT and SoVeT tools for operational use by Indian navy from marine meteorological data and sub-surface profiles measured by Argo floats. Hands on to use products will also imparted as a part of this training. Apart from these, they will be exposed to the Indian Tsunami Early Warning Services, Remote Sensing data reception and processing and instruments used for obtaining in situ data from the ocean. This will be helpful to the officers, who are going to be placed in various operations of Indian Navy. The course is designed to be a mix of Lab visits and theoretical sessions, covering the areas of interest.

Aims and Objectives

  • Over view of INCOIS activities.
  • Understand the data and products on ocean state forecast for operations.
  • Understanding the Tsunami decision support systems.
  • Exposure to products and services of INCOIS.
  • Coastal vulnerability maps generation along with inundation along the coast of India.
  • Lab visits to various operational divisions of INCOIS.

Learning Outcome

  • Knowledge and understanding of INCOIS services and products.
  • Capability to use the web based software independently from their centres
  • Handling the specialised tools developed for operational use if need arise.
  • Target Audience

    Target audience is limited to the following:

  • Officers of Naval Institute of Hydrography Office (NIH), undergoing Advance Hydrography Course at INCOIS, Hyderabad.

Application Process

Only by invitation

Course Date

11 August, 2022 

Faculty Members:

  • Dr. T V S Udaya Bhaskar
  • Mr. Patanjali Kumar
  • Mr. Ajay Kumar
  • Mr. R S Mahendra
  • Dr. K. Srinivas
  • Dr. Prakash Chandra Mohanty
  • Dr. S.J. Prasad


International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean)
Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)
(Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India)
"Ocean Valley", Pragathi Nagar (B.O.)
Nizampet (S.O.), HYDERABAD - 500 090

For Any questions please contact

Dr. T V S Udaya Bhaskar
Division Head, Programme Planning & Coordination and Capacity Development Division (PPC)

Programe Schedule

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Venue :Board Room, INCOIS

(L)- Lecture; (D)- Demonstration

Time (Hrs, IST)

Date: 11.08.2022





Welcome and Course Introduction

Dr. Sourav Maity




Over view of INCOIS activities & Ocean Information System at INCOIS (L)

Dr. Sourav Maity




Coastal Vulnerability - Preparation of inundation maps, parameters and dissemination strategy (L)

Mr. R. S. Mahendra

Walk around/Lab Visits




Tsunami Warning System at INCOIS (D)

Mr. Ajay Kumar




Operational Ocean State Forecast Lab (D)
(Services to NAVY, COAST GUARD, Tide prediction, wave modeling etc.,)

Dr. K. Srinivas

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