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EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE DATA PORTAL (ESSDP) BY MoES

EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE DATA PORTAL (ESSDP) BY MoES

Context

On 27th July 2021, the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) launched the Earth System Science Data Portal (ESSDP).

About ESSDP (Earth System Science Data Portal):

  • It is an integrated digital web portal of the MoES institutes.
  • This portal will make the data regarding several themes of earth system science available for public usage.
  • It is available at https://incois.gov.in/essdp and it has been developed by using the latest technological tools.
  • This portal has been aligned with the initiative, Digital India, of the Government of India (GOI) which aims to transform India into a digitally empowered economy and society.
  • This portal will help in the retrieval and search of science data on earth systems such as the atmosphere, geosciences, poles, ocean, and seismology for the benefit of society.

Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES):

  • It was formed on 29 January 2006 from a merger of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, the National Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), and Earth Risk Evaluation Centre (EREC), and the Ministry of Ocean Development.
  •  In 2006; it was made a separate Ministry called the Ministry of Ocean Development and in July 2006 the Ministry was again reorganised and the new Ministry of Earth Sciences came into being with various institutions under its ambit.

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