On December 24, 2020 The Indian Navy represented by Integrated Headquarters, Directorate of Naval Oceanology & Meteorology (DNOM) & CSIR-NIO (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research – National Institute of Oceanography) virtually signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate & exchange expertise in the field of Oceanography.
i.The MoU was signed by Commodore AA Abhyankar, Commodore Naval Oceanology and Meteorology & Professor Sunil Kumar Singh, Director of CSIR-NIO.
i.The agreement will formalise the informal cooperation & scientific research taking place between the 2 agencies.
ii.As part of the agreement, Indian Navy & CSIR-NIO will undertake joint studies in oceanography, ocean modelling, ocean data collection & other professional engagements.
iii.The agreement emphasized on creating a roadmap for meaning interactions in the field of Oceanography.
Director – Professor Sunil Kumar Singh
Headquarters – Dona Paula, Goa