India has 7500 km of coast line and 20.4 lakh sq km of EEZ, thus there shall be great impetus on the activities associated with the objectives to meet the Blue Economy as a sustainable goal.
Some of the activities that shall be part of the Blue Economy Sustainable Development Goal that would need specialist subsea intervention subject matter experts shall be
- Optimizing Oil and Gas subsea operations to reduce carbon emission, detrimental impact of marine ecosystem and use of advanced technology for inspection, maintenance and repair of existing subsea assets.
- Green Field Developments.
- Harnessing Ocean Energy Wind, Wave and Tides.
- Deepsea Mining.
- Naval Support.
Subsea is the most unforgiving environment in our ecosystem and to undertake all these activities needs experienced Subject Matter Experts who have worked subsea and know how to manage the risk to people, asset, environment and reputation. Delays and accidents in subsea can cause irreversible impact to Projects. The ambitious vision of India is definitely achievable, the movers and shakers of this initiative need to bring onboard the experience.