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Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services 'ACROSS' Scheme



About Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services (ACROSS) Scheme: Details, Features, Aim, Highlights

ACROSS Scheme pertains to the atmospheric science programs of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES). Its objective is to provide reliable weather and climate forecast for the betterment of society.

ACROSS Scheme also aims at improving the skill of weather and climate forecast through sustained observations, intensive R & D. It consists of nine sub-programmes which are multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional in nature and will be implemented in an integrated manner.

ACROSS Scheme seeks to address different aspects of weather and climate services, which includes warnings for a cyclone, storm surges, heat waves, thunderstorms etc. Each of these aspects is incorporated as nine sub-schemes under umbrella scheme ACROSS and is implemented in integrated manners.

ACROSS Scheme will provide improved weather, climate and ocean forecast, and services, thereby ensuring the transfer of commensurate benefits to the various services.

ACROSS Scheme will also provide a sizable number of scientific and technical staff along with requisite administrative support, thereby generating employment. It will generate employment opportunities to many people as a large number of agencies like the Krishi Vigyana Kendras of ICAR, Universities and local municipalities are roped to ensure last-mile connectivity of the weather based services to the end–user.

At present, Union Ministry of Earth Sciences has the mandate to carry out R&D activities to develop and improve the capability to forecast weather, climate and natural hazard-related phenomena. 



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