ESSO - Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services

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


The satellite based information service for Detection and Monitoring of Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) has been implemented at INCOIS by Ocean Colour Application Team (OCAT). The service is based on three key parameters: rolling chlorophyll anomaly (RCA), rolling sea surface temperature (SST) anomaly (RSA) and bloom index (BI). The service will be implemented in four phases. The first two phases being information based, while the latter two being a matured advisory service. Presently the first phase has been implemented on experimental basis for evaluation. The information on occurrences of HABs has been provided daily at near real-time (NRT) to regions: North Arabian Sea, Goa, Mangalore, Kochi, Gulf of Mannar, Perrangipetai and Visakhapatnam. For conceptual framework kindly see the document.

HAB Information