NODC Report: India
Indian Oceanographic Data Centre (IODC) at National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has been recognized as a national and international facility to acquire, process, store and disseminate the oceanographic data / information pertaining to the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, Laccadive Sea, Andaman & Nicobar Sea and the Indian Ocean. The main objective of IODC is to manage entire spectrum of oceanographic data and thereby satisfy the need (as far as possible) of the user communities. The centre ensures that the users would get good quality data which can generate useful information. The centre is managing the databases for temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, phosphate, nitrate, nitrite, silicate, carbon, phytoplankton, primary production, zooplankton, chlorophyll a in the water column of the Indian Ocean. IODC is also managing the IOC/IODE-XVI/7.23 Page 2 databases for marine geophysical parameters on magnetics, gravity, bathymetry and sediment analysis on benthic, microbiological and geochemical parameters.