Geoscientific investigations for deciphering the Earth’s internal processes and exploration of energy resources (Project No. PSC0107)
Imaging the internal structures beneath the oceanic region, geologically complex basins and Indian continent. Modeling of crust and upper mantle structures for reconstruction of chronological evolution of the Indian continent and adjoining margins.
Determination of the nature and evolution of the crust beneath the Laxmi and Laccadive basins and 85°E Ridge. Identification of possible occurrence of hydrocarbons and gas hydrates in the overlying sediments.
Understanding geological processes contributing to the formation of gas hydrates; to map and evaluate the potential gas hydrate resources in Cauvery and Laccadive basins.