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Aerial Mapping of Ocean Floor

Sun 28 Feb, 2021

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  • The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) is planning to take the help of the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) for aerial mapping of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep to get a better picture of the ocean floor, also called ‘bathymetric’ study.

Exam Oriented Facts

Lakshadweep Islands

Located in the Arabian Sea

Part of Chagos-Lakshadweep Ridge.

Capital: Kavaratti

Administrator: Praful Khoda Patel

Andaman and the Nicobar Islands

Located in the Bay of Bengal

Capital :Port Blair

Lieutenant Governor: Devendra K. Joshi

Mammal: Dugong

Under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).

Headquarter: Hyderabad 

Wing of ISRO

Located in Hyderabad

Director: Raj Kumar

Founder: Vikram Sarabhai