Ministry of Earth Science launches ESSDP(Earth System Science Data Portal).

28 July 2021.


On its 15th Foundation Day the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) launched Earth System Science Data Portal (ESSDP)


  • Dr Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of World Meteorological Organization (WMO), gave a lecture during this event.
  • A report on ‘WMO, Disasters, Climate and COP-26’ was discussed along with the issues relating to climate change.

ESSDP (Earth System Science Data Portal)

  • Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of the Ministry of Earth Sciences launched the MoES-ESSDP (Earth System Science Data Portal).
  • It is an integrated digital web portal of the MoES institutes.
  • This web portal will make the data regarding the various themes of earth system science available for public usage.
  • This is available at 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 which aims to transform India into a digitally empowered economy and society.
  • This portal will facilitate in the retrieval and search of science data on earth system such as ocean, atmosphere, geosciences, poles, and seismology for benefit of the society.

Other launches

  • A new MoES website was also launched.
  • This new website will provide a user-friendly interface as well as cyber security experience to the public.
  •  A book entitled Hydrocarbon fluid inclusions in petroliferous basins was also released by the minister.
  • This book discusses about new tools for exploration of oil and is authored by Dr Jayanthi JL, Project Scientist at NCESS and Dr V Nandakumar, Former Director of National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS) which is located in Thiruvananthapuram.

Pune Weather Live App

  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has introduced a new mobile app which is named ‘Pune Weather Live.’
  • This app will provide location-specific and real-time weather updates for the city of Pune.
  • This app functions by capturing live data from more than 80 weather stations which also includes information on rainfall.

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