About Us


The National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) was established in November 1993 as an autonomous society under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. NIOT is managed by a Governing Council and the Director is the head of the Institute. Major aim of starting NIOT under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, is to develop reliable indigenous technologies to solve the various engineering problems associated with harvesting of non-living and living resources in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), which is about two-thirds of the land area of India.



Mission Statement


  • To develop world class technologies and their applications for sustainable utilization of ocean resources.

  • To provide competitive, value added technical services and solutions to organizations working in the oceans.

  • To develop a knowledge base and institutional capabilities in India for management of ocean resources and environment.