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Area of Technology:Life Sciences

Title of the Innovation: Fishing Vessel Basic Observation System

Brief About Innovation


The air sea interaction controls several phenomena such as cyclones, long term climate change, drought and plays a significant role in socio-economic factors. The need for observing the Ocean is inevitable as several atmospheric and oceanographic processes are interlinked with each other. The in-situ data can provide better understanding on the interaction of geophysical parameters between ocean and atmosphere can help in studying global atmospheric and ocean circulation pattern in basin and mesoscales. Presently, the fishing vessels utilized in coastal and deep waters for the purpose of fishing within the EEZ and does not have facility to measure oceanographic, atmospheric and air pollution parameters. In order to address the existing technological gap in the domain, a cost effective, portable system termed as FVBOS is envisaged and developed.

Salient features of the system:

Device incorporated with autonomous observing system using indigenous satellite remote sensing measurements along with in-situ validation availability.
The developed device is a portable, solar powered (multi powered energy source), low-cost module which can be mounted on any fishing boat or fishing vessel independently for autonomous operation.
The device can be used for more safe and efficient maritime operations, to support fishing activities and an integrated management of the marine ecosystems.
The present device is interfaced with sensors for in-situ measurement of air pollutants such as particulate matter (PM 2.5,10,1), Carbon monoxide, NOx, SOx, Methane, Ozone etc., which will help in measurement of Air Quality Index in oceanic atmosphere.
Single device easily mounted on fishing boats/vessels. It can also be used for defense surveillance to get aerial and underwater information.

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 7 (Prototype developed, tested and demonstrated)