The prime vision of the MRC is to be a nodal research center on maritime issues and contribute as a technology driven think tank on the broader Underwater Domain Awareness (UDA) framework (discussed at the end) in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Towards that it will formulate specific research areas that can generate significant local inputs in the IOR both scientific and strategic to guide technology development, business environment and regulatory formulations
The mission is categorized into three levels to meet the broader vision of UDA in IOR:
(a) The maritime strategy formulation with the UDA framework in the IOR. Here, MRC will engage with the practitioners, decision makers and policy formulators to drive the Indian Maritime Strategy with an effective UDA framework at its core.
(b) The technology and innovation required to provide effective and enhanced UDA in the IOR is critical, particularly in the light of significant challenges due to tropical littoral limitation causing sub-optimal sonar performance. MRC will identify specific challenges and work towards providing scientific inputs on multi-disciplinary aspects.
(c) The human resource that understands the various facets of UDA to drive effective Maritime Strategy is extremely scarce in this country. MRC will work towards generating the critical pool of young graduates in multi-disciplinary areas that appreciates the nuances of UDA in the IOR.
These include the Navy, Coast Guard, Coastal Police, etc. They are entrusted with the security and defence of the country in the IOR. At times they are also required to play the critical role of maritime diplomacy
All corporate entities engaged in maritime activities for commercial purposes. This includes the shipping industry, oil and gas industry, undersea mining, etc., that are engaged in maximizing the contribution of the maritime sector to the GDP
Regulatory authorities and disaster management agencies involved in ensuring safe and sustainable growth.
Agencies involved in providing scientific and technical inputs in the undersea space.