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How does UDA help in Climate Change Risk Assessment? A case for the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)

  • July 18, 2024

Key Highlights The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) has warmed by approximately 1.2°C over the past century, leading to significant changes, including expanding the Indian Ocean Warm Pool (IOWP). Warming has caused higher sea levels and shifts in climate dynamics, potentially disrupting critical rainfall patterns for countries like India. Expanding Oxygen Minimum Zones (OMZs) and declining […]

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Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) Implementation, based on Modelling & Simulation (M&S), driven by the Underwater Domain Awareness (UDA) framework

  • July 2, 2024

Key Highlights The global community, under the United Nations (UN) Intergovernmental Ocean Commission (IOC), has prioritised the MSP as a critical tool for enhanced water body management. The Modelling and simulation (M&S)–based MSP, followed by field experimental validation, will revolutionize how we manage the challenges and opportunities of the new global order. The developed nations […]

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Developing a Comprehensive Handbook for Marine Spatial Planning in Tropical Waters

  • June 26, 2024

Key Highlights MSP faces distinct challenges in tropical regions due to sub-optimal sonar performance caused by higher temperatures and varying salinity levels. This hinders accurate mapping and monitoring, necessitating advanced, customised sonar systems. Coastal areas in tropical regions often experience high population densities, leading to intensified pressure on marine resources, including overfishing and pollution, which […]

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Enhancing Maritime Security and Economic Efficiency: Linking PM Gati Shakti with Underwater Domain Awareness

  • June 20, 2024

Key Highlights The synergy between PM Gati Shakti and UDA could revolutionise India’s maritime infrastructure and security framework. Integrating PM Gati Shakti and UDA can create a formidable framework for enhancing India’s maritime capabilities. Improved UDA can enhance early warning systems for underwater earthquakes and tsunamis, mitigating the effects of such disasters on coastal infrastructure […]

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Why is UDA crucial for ESG? How can MSP enhance the transparency and trust in ESG?

  • June 13, 2024

Key Highlights ESG is a framework for evaluating environmental, social, and corporate governance aspects of organisations, originating from the UN’s “Who Cares Wins” initiative in 2004 and growing to a $30 trillion phenomenon by 2021. Criticism of ESG includes issues like data quality, lack of transparency, and greenwashing, which can lead to a trust deficit […]

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Catalysing Action for Our Ocean & Climate through Underwater Domain Awareness

  • May 30, 2024

Key Highlights India has an extensive coastline and rich marine biodiversity, making World Oceans Day significant for conservation efforts to maintain ecological balance and biodiversity. Oceans play a crucial role in India’s economy through fisheries, shipping, tourism, and offshore industries, necessitating sustainable resource management to support livelihoods and economic growth. Underwater Domain Awareness (UDA) is […]

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Battleground Waters: Unravelling the Environmental Quandary Amid the Red Sea Crisis

  • May 12, 2024

Key Highlights Red Sea crisis has now transcended its immediate impact on global trade, intertwining with a broader environmental quandary The ongoing clashes, initiated by Houthis, have targeted several vessels, including commercial ships and U.S. Navy warships. Rising greenhouse gas emissions from shipping threaten to contravene the international Paris Agreement’s efforts to reduce carbon footprints. […]

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Urban Flooding and Sediment Management – A Critical Perspective for Urban Planning in Tropical Regions

  • May 12, 2024

Key Highlights Urban flooding has become a serious menace across multiple urban centers in the country.  Global climate change alters weather patterns, leading to more frequent high-intensity rainfall events within shorter durations. Due to the unique characteristics of tropical regions, specialised strategies are necessary for managing urban flooding and related issues.  A significant factor contributing […]

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Unravelling Acoustic Challenges in India Ocean Region

  • April 24, 2024

Key Highlights The Indian Ocean has vast economic potential owing to its mineral resources. The acoustic sensors aid in understanding the oceanic processes using underwater wave propagation systems. The topography, marine ecosystem and chemical characteristics of the Indian Ocean lead to distinct underwater wave propagation Most acoustic systems are based on Western conditions and do […]