TNPSC Thervupettagam

Indian Ocean Observing System

April 17 , 2024 31 days 197 0
  • India and the US have decided to reactivate the Indian Ocean Observing System (IndOOS).
  • It is a network of 36 moored buoys in the high seas to collect high-resolution ocean and atmospheric data for weather forecasts.
  • The moored buoys are part of the Research Moored Array for African-Asian-Australian Monsoon Analysis and Prediction (RAMA) programme.
  • Its Observations are essential for operational services such as cyclone warnings, storm surge alerts, initial conditions for monsoon predictions and climate forecasts, tsunami warnings and harmful algal bloom detection.

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