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Indian space agency to develop mobile app & centralized portal for marine fisheries by Chander Mohan April 13,2019   |  Source: krishijagran

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Kochi has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Space Applications Centre (SAC) of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) at SAC Main Campus in Ahmedabad.  

The MoU was signed between Shri Nilesh Desai, Associate Director, SAC and Dr P.U. Zacharia, Principal Scientist and Principal Investigator, NICRA Project of ICAR-CMFRI. As per the requirement of ICAR-CMFRI, the SAC will develop the web portal and mobile app.

As per the MoU, a mobile app and a centralized portal with a complete database of more than 5 lakhs small wetlands across the country will be developed aimed at the real-time monitor and further conserve the wetlands.

The move was a part to find the ways for mitigating the impact of climate change on fisheries and wetlands by the National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) project of ICAR-CMFRI. Recently, the CMFRI developed a national framework for fisheries and wetlands under the NICRA project.

The common national portal and mobile app is for acquisition and integration of wetland data into a common digital repository, helping the stakeholders and the public for obtaining the time-to-time information on wetlands. The ICAR-CMFRI will further strengthen the


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