Automated System for Monitoring Ocean Pollution in India

We all know how rapidly the tourism industry is flourishing across India. But at the same time, the increasing ocean pollution cannot be ignored. It is evident the way the water quality is altering and is one of the debate topics. So, it is becoming a necessity to monitor this pollution and accordingly take preventive measures. With the same intention, India is all ready to set up automatic monitoring of the ocean pollution to gather data that can be helpful in tackling the situation.

Automated System for Monitoring Ocean Pollution in India

The Director of Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), S.S.C. Shenoi, said, “We have projected an entirely new project to mechanically monitor pollution in the ocean and observe whether we can imitate that observation with the use of a mathematical model. We will utilize those observations to comprehend the processes occurring in the coastal waters and offer an evaluation of the quality of water.”

Shenoi detailed on the benefit of having an automated device in the ocean waters that are recognized to have assimilated about half of man-made carbon dioxide over time. This data will assist in predicting the pollution level and accordingly, it can be helpful in estimating a threshold of discarding waste into the ocean water.

In order to fulfill this intention, INCOIS will install the ocean data acquisition device known as “automated mooring.” The moored ocean buoys offer an instantaneous, constant, and precise evaluation of the marine state from the same deep-water position. These systems will capture information and sent it to INCOIS on an everyday basis.

In all, 6 systems will be deployed along the Indian coastline. The location of these systems will be as such, 1 along Chennai, 1 nearby Vizag, 1 at the West Bengal, and 3 on the Western Coast. An estimated Rs 4 crore will be required to set up each of the moorings. And further, for the 3-year duration project, the total expenditure is expected to be Rs 160 crore. The moorings consist of sensors and computer systems that will provide insights on how diverse ocean parameters differ with time scales.

Thus, this will be major step to monitor and manage the ocean pollution.