MRC’s framework for Underwater Domain Awareness has emerged as a unifying model bringing together all relevant stakeholders. The insights garnered from such dialogue are then translated into actionable insights with MRC’s Centers of Underwater Excellence. MRC’s Centers of Underwater Excellence moulds tangible products, strategies, policies and human skills that go into making our blue planet more safe and sustainable as well as better understood and explored.
The five sub-centres under the Center of Excellence are listed below.
The concept of blue economy encapsulates the infrastructure building revolving around marine resources. The concept thus emphasizes the justified use of marine resources (an idea that MRC has been pushing through its UDA Framework for quite some time now) to provide a source of income and livelihood to the people. The aquaculture industry is the key industry to serve the purpose and vision of the blue economy. India is in the process of creating a clear mandate on Blue Economy through a transparent policy framework, the objective of which will be to enhance the country’s GDP by promoting sustainable and inclusive economic growth in this new domain.