The Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh chaired the first Steering Committee Meeting of the Deep Ocean Mission.
The Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh chaired the first-ever high-level Steering Committee Meeting of Deep Ocean Mission – DOM.
The Mission Steering Committee (MSC) is the highest policy-making body constituted under the Deep Ocean Mission (DOM).
It will provide broad policy direction to the mission and exercise the main programme and governance for the deep ocean sector.
The Deep Ocean Mission is a multidisciplinary programme which aims to explore the deep sea living and nonliving sources of the Indian Ocean and will help in India’s efforts to achieve ‘Blue Economy’ status. The blue economy is going to play a critical part in building India’s economy in the years to come.
The technologies developed under the Deep Ocean Mission would help in harnessing non-living resources like energy, strategic minerals, etc. The exploration of strategic minerals like cobalt, copper, nickel, and manganese is expected to pave the way for future exploitation of these resources. Eleven potential sites for Hydrogen Sulphides have been mapped and detailed surveys in this region are planned for the end of 2024 using Remotely Operated Vehicles.