National Missions

National Mission for Deep Ocean Exploration (DOE)


To scientifically explore the deep oceans towards improving our understanding of the blue frontier. The information from this mission will address issues arising from long term changes in the oceans due to climate change. The focus areas cover the development of technologies for deep sea exploration and exploitation of living (biodiversity) and non-living (minerals) resources; development of underwater vehicles and underwater robotics; development of ocean climate change advisory services; technological innovation and conservational methods for sustainable utilization of marine bio-resources; offshore based desalination techniques; and renewable energy generation.

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