Indian Navy together with the Space Application Centre has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Data Sharing and Scientific cooperation in neuro-scientific Meteorology and Oceanology. According to the MoU, the scientific advancements and expertise achieved by SAC may be synergised in the Indian Naval efforts in order to maintain the Indian Navy abreast with rapid developments that has occurred in neuro-scientific Environment Sciences and Satellite Data acquisition technology. The MoU has further enhanced the already established collaboration between the 2 main organisations.
The broad aspects of cooperation inside MoU are: sharing of non-confidential observational data for pre-launch sensor calibration and post launch satellite data validation, operational us going for SAC generated weather products, provisioning expertise for installing of various satellite data processing modules at Naval METOC organisations, performing calibration and validation for ocean models, transfer of technology to create weather information, training on latest technology and sharing of subject matter experts amongst the organisations facilitating effective knowledge transfer.
Space Applications Centre (SAC) is one of the main centres of ISRO. It was established in 1972. It primarily makes a speciality of the plan of space-borne instruments for ISRO missions. In addition it develops applications of space technology covering the fields of communication, broadcasting, navigation, disaster monitoring, meteorology, oceanography, environment monitoring and natural resource survey for societal benefits. It is headquartered in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.