IndARC Observatory
IndARC Observatory is located in Svalbard
IndARC Observatory
IndARC Observatory
Coordinates: 78°57′N 12°01′E / 78.950°N 12.017°E / 78.950; 12.017Coordinates: 78°57′N 12°01′E / 78.950°N 12.017°E / 78.950; 12.017
Country India
 • BodyNational centre for Polar and Ocean Research

IndARC is India's first underwater moored observatory in the Arctic region. It was deployed in 2014 at Kongsfjorden fjord, Svalbard, Norway which is midway between Norway and North Pole.[1] Its research goal is to study the Arctic climate and its influence on the monsoon.[2]


This moored observatory is designed and developed by Earth System Science Organisation (ESSO)-National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) and ESSO-National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR) with ESSO-Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS).[3]

See also


  1. ^ Nandakumar, T. (12 September 2014). "India's Arctic observatory to aid climate change studies". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  2. ^ Chellappan, Kumar (3 August 2014). "IndARC to unravel monsoon mystery". The Pioneer. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  3. ^ "India Deploys its First Sub-Surface Ocean Moored Observatory in the Arctic". Press Information Bureau, Government of India Ministry of Earth Science. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2019.

External links

  • Earth System Science Organisation

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