India’s Polar Remotely Operated Vehicle (PROVe), indigenously built by National Institute of Ocean Technology, was operationalised for research on 25th March 2015 in North Antarctica after 2 month of rigorous research.
PROVe has been indigenously built by National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) under the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences
With the help of PROVe, Monsoon prediction and reading of pattern will become easier in the future.It will measure parameters like ocean currents, temperature and salinity in the Arctic
Advantages of PROVe:
• Monsoon prediction and reading of pattern will become easier.
• It will measure parameters like ocean currents, temperature and salinity in the Arctic
• It is capable of probing the sea bed under normal temperature and is capable of exploring up to 200 meters in inhospitable and tough regions like the ice clad Antarctica.
- NIOT is part of an Indo-US initiative under the Monsoon Mission program of the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences.
- PROVe was successfully deployed in Priyadarshini Lake located on the Schirmacher Oasis of Antarctica by ESSO-NIOT.
- The Priyadarshini Lake is a major source of water for Maitri, India’s second base in the Antarctica.
- NIOT involves the participation of several institutions in studying the science behind the monsoonal events of Bay of Bengal using both Indian and US research ships using special equipment.