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CMFRI to use satellite data for spatial mapping of marine resources

V. Sajeev Kumar Kochi | Updated on January 09, 2018 Published on December 22, 2017

The Institute is in pact with the National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad, for a study on blue carbon emissions and its sequestration.

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) is to utilise the satellite data for a spatial mapping of marine fisheries and mangrove resources in the country, said A Gopalakrishnan, its Director.

Spatial mapping of marine resources will help easily locate the fishing areas, navigation channels and protected areas distinctively in the open sea waters, he said, while speaking at the valedictory of the Winter School to train young researchers in using satellite remote sensing data.

CMFRI has already launched a research project to analyse the productivity of the sea waters utilising the satellite data. The study is aimed at correlating the data on the presence of chlorophyll in the water bodies collected physically with the data generated from the satellites. Also, the Institute has inked a pact with the National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad, to conduct a collaborative study to assess the blue carbon emissions and its sequestration, he said.

The remote sensing data would also be used be for locating suitable sites for cage fish farming in sea waters.

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Published on December 22, 2017
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