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Area of Technology:Electrical & Electronics

Title of the Innovation: OCEAN DRIFTER BUOY WITH INSAT COMMUNICATION (DBS)

Brief About Innovation

Drifting buoys are widely deployed to measure near surface ocean currents and temperature. Drifting buoy was indigenized in India with geostationary satellite communication (INSAT Communication) to have near real-time data at every hour.

The measurement scheme in the drifting buoys is capable to measure variability in sea surface temperature and small mesoscale surface eddies. The drifter buoys and agro floats echnologies were developed with an objective to understand the circulation pattern in Indian Seas and to study the air sea interaction process. Even useful to study the role of ocean in climate variability and El-Nino.

These equipments quantitatively describe the upper ocean dynamics and the patterns of ocean climate variability. This information is essential to document seasonal to decadal climate variability and its predictability.

Contact Details:


Mr. B. K. Sahu, Manager (IPR)
NRDC-Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre,
WIPO Technology & Innovation Support Centre (TISC)
National Research Development Corporation
[An Enterprise of DSIR, Min. of Science & Technology, GoI]
First Floor, Sunrise Incubation Hub, Rushikonda
Madhurwada, Visakhapatnam, AP, INDIA
Mobile: 9810104163
Email: bksahu@nrdc.in