A dedicated Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services(INCOIS) was set up at
Hyderabad in February 1999 as an autonomous society under DOD for generating ocean data products
and disseminating them on operational basis. Near real-time data and data products such as Sea
Surface Temperature (SST) and Potential Fishing Zone(PFZ) advisories, upwelling zones, maps,
eddies, chlorophyll, suspended sediment load, coastal maps, etc., and need based ocean information
consultancy services to the corporate sector, State and Central Government agencies will be available
under one roof. The Marine Data Centres (MDCs) which were set up under DOD's National Ocean
Information System (NOIS) programme have been integrated with OIS.