Union Government to launch Deep Ocean Mission

Posted on:29 Aug 2017 14:25:10
Union Government to launch Deep Ocean Mission
29 August 2017 Current Affairs: The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is going to launch Deep Ocean Mission by January 2018 to spur research activities in ocean science.

The proposed inter-ministerial and interdisciplinary project aims to explore and harness mineral resources beneath the ocean floor.

India has 7,500 km of coastline and 2.4 million square km of exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The oceans along Indian peninsula contain enormous opportunities.

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