Deep Ocean Mission

Launched by

Ministry of Earth Sciences

Focus of the mission

  • Deep-sea mining, 
  • Ocean climate change advisory services, 
  • Underwater vehicles and underwater robotics related technologies.

Other important details

India’s exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules from seabed in the Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) have been extended by five years in 2017 by UN International SeaBed Authority.

International SeaBed Authority

HQ:Kingston, Jamaica

  • It is an autonomous international organization established under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea(UNCLOS)
  • Aim:To organize, regulate and control all mineral-related activities in the international seabed area beyond the limits of national jurisdiction, an area underlying most of the world's oceans.