United Nations
Promoting International Cooperation in Hydrography
by INDIA (Government)
As part of its continuing commitment to sharing its expertise and experience with fellow developing countries in a spirit of south-south cooperation, India has extensive cooperation with SIDS and several ocean littoral countries in the area of Hydrography surveys.
In recent years, detailed hydrographic surveys of the waters of Mauritius and Seychelles have been carried out following signing of bilateral MOUs on Hydrography with both these countries. India has assisted Mauritius in the setting up of the Mauritian National Hydrographic unit. Such cooperative efforts have resulted in updating of hydrographic data of navigable waters around these island nations.
At the Leaders Summit of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) held in Jakarta on 7 March 2017, India offered to extend to all IORA member states cooperation in the field of Hydrography.
Progress reports
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
Detailed hydrographic surveys
Other, please specify
Cash, Kind and Technical Expertise
Basic information
Time-frame: Ongoing - Ongoing
Ministry of Earth Sciences ( Government), Ministry of Defence ( Government)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
  • Indian Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Tanmaya Lal, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative , dpr.newyorkpmi@mea.gov.in, +12124900327
Permanent Mission of India , New York , USA
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