Digital Display of Ocean Information System in Pondy

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Puducherry, Dec 11 (UNI) Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Service (INCOIS) Director Dr Shilesh Nayak today unveiled 'Digital Display of Ocean Information System' at Thengathittu fishing harbour here.

Talking to newspersons here after unveiling the display, he said the Digital Display System, set up in collaboration with the Puducherry Multipurpose Social Service Society, was connected through the 'Global System of Mobile Communications Technology' and equipped with a siren and a micro phone. The system would provide information about wave height, direction, wind speed, ocean current and potential fish finding zone, he added.

Dr Nayak said tsunami was predictable in the country with the commissioning of the early warning centre at a cost of Rs 125 crore on October 15 last. Within 25 minutes of any quake, the centre could give information about whether it would trigger tsunami and to what intensity.

INCOIS would also alert the Union Home Ministry and State Governments through a standard operative procedure. It also had a virtual private network, in association with the ISRO, for disseminating information, he said.

He regretted that hotels and fishermen were closer to the sea and the 'Coastal Regulation Act' was not being implemented properly.

There was a need to educate people about living some distance away from the sea, he added.

UNI

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