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Tsunami-warning centre in city invites schools from July 27

Mon, Jul 25, 2016, 06:24 PM
The ESSO-Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (ESSO-INCOIS), located in Hyderabad, will be celbrating its 10th founding day on July 27, when it will be thrown open to the public.

It provides several special services such as Tsunami warnings (which serves 27 countries in the Indian ocean), potential Fishing Zone advisories to help fishermen to locate fishing grounds at sea, Ocean State forecasts and high wave alerts for coastal residents and seafarers, Coral-bleaching alerts for environmental monitoring and so on.

The Centre is also part of the special international Argo Programme and hosts the National Ocean Data Centre and the International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography. ESSO-INCOIS operates under the aegis of Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES, GoI).

July 27 is an Open Day at INCOIS. The centre invites members of the public i.e families, interested individuals etc., for a walk-thru visit during Open Day on July 27 from 9.30 am to 5 pm.

A separate Poster Exhibition on campus will remain open for public viewing from July 27 to August 2 (0930 to 1700 Hrs.)

Also, specifically on July 27, an interactive tour programme for schools/colleges has been organized, for which pre-registration thru’ email is mandatory. (Pre-registration is already underway)

In case of interested schools/colleges wanting to avail of any remaining afternoon slots or for any visit related enquiries/details, Celsa Almeida may be directly contacted -celsa.a@incois.gov.in/(040) 23886148. In case of slot unavailability, schools/colleges may discuss with Ms Almeida for registering for alternate visiting dates in the upcoming months.

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