The Indian Navy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Space Application Centre on Data Sharing and Scientific cooperation in the field of Meteorology and Oceanology.
As part of the MoU signed scientific advancements and expertise achieved by SAC would be synergised into the Indian Naval efforts to keep the Nation’s Defence Forces in step with rapid development in the field of Environment Sciences and Satellite Data acquisition technology, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.
The Ministry of Defence has maintained that the MoU signed today has further boosted the already established collaboration between the two organisations.
The areas of cooperation include, sharing of non-confidential observational data for pre-launch sensor calibration and post launch satellite data validation, operational use of SAC generated weather products, rovisioning expertise for installation of various satellite data processing modules at Naval METOC organisations.
It also includes with carrying out calibration and validation for ocean models, transfer of technology to generate weather information, along with training on latest technology and sharing of subject matter experts between the organisations for effective knowledge transfer.