Indian Navy inks pact with ISRO’s Space Applications Centre on data sharing

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The Indian Navy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Space Applications Centre on data sharing.

Naval officers and ISRO scientists pose for a group photo. (Photo: India Today)

The Indian Navy has signed an MoU with the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Space Applications Centre (SAC) in Ahmedabad on data sharing and cooperation on satellite-based naval applications in oceanology and meteorology.

With this initiative, both organisations will have a common platform of mutual cooperation, wherein the scientific advancements by SAC would be synergised into the Indian Naval efforts to keep the nation’s defence in step with rapid development in the field of satellite data retrieval and applications. This MoU is an extension of the previous MoU signed in 2017 and will further the collaboration between the two organisations.

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The broad area of cooperation includes sharing of non-confidential observational data, operation exploitation of SAC-generated weather products, and provisioning of Subject Matter Experts (SME) for processing of satellite data towards the development of new tools, calibration, and validation of ocean models.

The pact was signed by SAC and the Indian Navy to further meaningful interactions and professional exchanges in the future.

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