Ministry of Earth Sciences to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by January 2018

Posted on:01 Jun 2017 12:13:17
Ministry of Earth Sciences to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by January 2018
01 June 2017 Current Affairs:

  • The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) planned to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by January 2018.

  • ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ will improve India’s position in ocean research field.

  • India designated an area of 75,000 square km for deep sea exploration. This area has an estimated resource of about 100 million tonnes of strategic metals such Copper, Nickel, Cobalt besides Manganese and Iron.



  • The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) planned to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by January 2018.

  • ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ will improve India’s position in ocean research field.

  • India designated an area of 75,000 square km for deep sea exploration. This area has an estimated resource of about 100 million tonnes of strategic metals such Copper, Nickel, Cobalt besides Manganese and Iron.


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