Digital Ocean: New state of the art data platform for Ocean Data Management


Recently, the Ministry of Earth Sciences inaugurated the web-based application Digital Ocean developed by Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) in a Virtual Meeting held in New Delhi.

This app is said to be a one stop-solution for all data related needs of a wide range of users, including research institutions, operational agencies, strategic users, academic community, maritime industry, and the public. Digital Ocean is expected to bring a change in how the oceanographic data is served for a better understanding of oceans surrounding us. It will play a central role in sustainable management of our oceans.


About the app-

  • Digital Ocean is a new state of the art data platform for Ocean Data Management.
  • It is the first such platform to provide ocean data related services at one place.
  • It includes a set of applications developed to organize and present heterogeneous oceanographic data by adopting rapid advancements in geospatial technology.
  • It facilitates an online interactive web-based environment for data integration, 3D and 4D (3D in space with time animation) data visualization, data analysis to assess the evolution of oceanographic features, etc.)



  • Digital Ocean is a big step towards Prime Minister’s vision of Digital India, that is, to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.
  • It will also contribute to the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.
  • It will play a central role in sustainable management of the oceans and expanding the government’s Blue Economy initiatives.
  • It will be promoted as a platform for capacity building on Ocean Data Management for all Indian Ocean Rim countries.
  • Digital Ocean will play a central role in the sustainable management of oceans and will help in expanding India’s ‘Blue Economy’ initiatives.



  • It is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).
  • It is located in Hyderabad & was established in 1999.
  • It is a unit of the Earth System Science Organization (ESSO), New Delhi.
  • It is mandated to provide the best possible ocean information and advisory services to society, industry, government agencies and the scientific community through sustained ocean observations and constant improvement through systematic and focused research.