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Scientist to Make 3D Maps of Costal Aquaculture Resources

 

A team of scientists from the Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) will soon begin mapping the brackish water resources of India’s coast.  CIBA director K.K. Vijayan said the project would begin in the Ramanathapuram District of Tamil Nadu with funding of $7,600, followed by the state of Maharashtra, with funding of $62,000.  Vijayan said, “We say India has 1.2 million hectare brackish water aquaculture resources, but nobody knows where this data is from.  It is not authentic.”

 

Researchers will use satellite images and extensive ground surveys on water depth, salinity and oxygen levels to develop their maps.  “These maps will be digitized and made available online,” Vijayan said.

 

Source: The Times of India.  Chennai Lab to Begin 3D Mapping of Brackish Water Resources.  September 16, 2017.

 

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