ESSO - Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services

(An Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India)


The Department of Ocean Development held a series of consultations with the Indian Scientific community during 1999-2000. The consensus was that India participates in the Argo Project and deploys 150 Argo floats. Argo data is considered and imperative for addressing the following issues:

  • Determine seasonal variability of heat budget of the seas around India.

  • Determine the factors that influence the SST in these seas.

  • Real-time forecasting of oceans through assimilation

  • Improve understanding (and hence prediction) the coupled atmosphere- ocean system