M-A-Atmanand, NIOT, MoES, Desalination, Deep Sea Mining

Dr M A Atmanand I Methods of desalination can convert sea water to potable water

G’nY. What economic benefits does India stand to gain from deep sea mining ? Methods of desalination. NIOT is developing a crawler based deep sea mining machine which will pick up manganese nodules from a depth of about 6000 m, crush and pump it to the surface ship. Various sub systems like pumping trails, crawler […]

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oceans, MoES, IPCC, Dr M N Rajeevan , Deep Sea Mining

Dr M N Rajeevan I Technological innovations can help India become third largest economy by 2030

G’nY. With the global environment subject to rapid change, where do you think oceans feature? Oceans are the storehouses of energy, water and food and control weather and climate, underpinning life on Earth. However that relationship is ever-changing. Any change in the ocean system caused by anthropological means or otherwise affects the planet in some […]

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ocean technology, hydrology, technology in islands

Ocean Technology for Islands

Lakshadweep depends on the mainland for their daily requirements as, apart from engaging in fishing and coconut cultivation, livelihood opportunities are very limited for the islanders. This forms the essence of the struggle for survival for the local populace. Technological developments are yet to reach most of these islands and implementation of solutions for water […]

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Freshwater for parched islanders – Naturally Desalination Plant at Minicoy

Rapid urbanisation, population explosion and over exploitation of ground water resources are some of the reasons for the increasing freshwater demand in regions of the country. Coastal and island communities of the nation however, can eke potable water with the use of desalination technologies. Some of the common conventional desalination technologies are reverse osmosis (RO), […]

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Ocean Energy: Gas Hydrates

Gas hydrates with its abundant resource potential are emerging as a potential cleaner fuel resource. The preliminary assessment of geological condition and limited available seismic data suggests high possibility of occurrence of large quantity of gas hydrates within the exclusive economic zone of India. The scheme is broadly divided into the science component and technological […]

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