Dr.Latha Head Ocean acoustics and Modelling group NIOT visited JAMSTEC on 19-20 Nov 2019 , interacted with experts in underwater acoustics and other areas. Also delivered a talk on Underwater acoustic transducer calibration - An Indian facility with International standards. She participated in the Annual meeting of Society of Boacoustics at Tsukuba durind 21-22 and delivered an Invited talk on Soundscape monitoring in Indian and polar waters and interacted with experts in bioacoustics.
NIOT celebrated its Silver Jubilee celebration on 03-11-2019 at NIOT, Chennai. Honorable Vice President of India Shri. Venkaiah Naidu, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, Honorable Union Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan & Honorable Shri. Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Tamilnadu was the Guest of Honour.
NIOT & NCCR jointly organised the Curtain Raiser Programme at NIOT in view of the India International Science Festival - 2019 (IISF-2019) to be held during 5-7, November 2019 at Kolkata. Senior Scientists from CSIR-SERC, CSIR-CLRI and officials from Doordharshan, PIB have participated in the programme.
The 59th meeting of Town Official Language Implementation Committee(TOLIC), Chennai was organized at National Institute of Ocean Technology on in the august presence of Dr.M.A.Atmanand,Director,NIOT,Shri Sanjay Tyagi, Director, S.T.P.I Shri John Thomas, General Manager, Southern Railway & Chairman, Tolic, Dr.D.N Singh, Deputy General Manager (O.L), Southern Railway/Member Secretary, TOLIC, and Shri Virendar Kumar, Hindi Officer & Chief Security Commissioner, Southern Railway.The shield is awarded to NIOT for having secured motivational position among BIG-ll offices category for the best performance in the progressive use of Official Language during the year 2018-19
Inter-School Science Exhibition & Contests was organised by Moes Niot and Tamilnadu Science & Technology Centre, Chennai on 23-10-2019 at Periyar Science and Technology Centre, Chennai. As part of the event,project exhibition, Essay writing & drawing competition were conducted for school students and prizes were distributed by Dr.M.A.Atmanand, Director, NIOT.
Indian patent granted to MoES NIOT’s coastal marine surveillance device “AN APPARATUS AND THE FUNCTIONING OF INTEGRATED MARINE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM” (IMSS) - Patent Number: 322886 (R.Venkatesan, M.A. Atmanand, S.Ramasundaram, M.Arul Muthiah, G.Vengatesan, S.Sundar Jesuraj). Earlier in 2015, IMSS project has also received National Research Development Corporation's (NRDC) "Societal Innovation Award".
M.Arul Muthiah Scientist –E from Ocean Observation Systems group of National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai presented on “: Indian Moored Observatory in the Arctic for Long Term in Situ Data Collection” in the Arctic Circle Assembly Meeting held at Reykjavik, Capital of Iceland during 10th to 13th Oct 2019.
National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, Chennai, is organizing a two day “Indo-UK Workshop on Marine Litter – Fate of plastics from source to sink” from 14/10/2019 to 15/10/2019 in Chennai. Dr. M. A. Atmanand, Director, NIOT, Chennai, delivered a talk on “India’s initiative to tackle plastics pollution” and later honoured Plastic man of India, Padma Shri Prof. Rajagopalan Vasudevan. Mr. Oliver Ballhatchet,
NIOT has organised an awareness rally on 27.09.2019 with the theme of \'Single use plastic free India\' as part of the Swachhatha Hi Seva movement. The Rally was flaged off by Dr. M.A.Atmanand, Director, NIOT. Around 120 students from Jerusalem Engineering College have participated along with the NIOT staff members.
New Coastal Research Vessel, Sagar Tara has been officially delivered to NIOT, Chennai at M/s TWL shipyard, Kolkata on 16th August, 2019. This ship is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and latest sophisticated Scientific Equipment & handling facilities. This ship will augment the observational and sampling capabilities of our scientific community in Indian coastal waters to a great extent.
As part of Ministry of Earth Sciences(MoES) Foundation Day celebration, Dr.M.Rajeevan, Secretary, MoES distributed best employee awards to the staff members of NIOT for their significant contribution in the field of Science & Technology (Mr.K.Ramasundaram, Mr.Y.V.N.Rao) and in the field of Administration (Mrs.N.N.Lavanya).
As part of Ministry of Earth Sciences(MoES) Foundation Day celebration, Mr.A. A. GNANARAJ, Scientist, NIOT is awarded with the Certificate of Merit for his outstanding contribution in the field of Ocean Science & Technology by Dr.Harsh Vardhan, Honourable Union Minister fo Science & Technology,Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare on 27/07/2019.
Memorandum of Understanding is signed by Dr. M A Atmanand, Director - NIOT and Mr. Rostislav Atkov, Deputy Director General, Krylov State Research Center, Russia in the presence of Dr. M. Rajeevan, Secretary, MoES and Mr. Oleg Ryazantsev, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Russian Federation in the areas of Deep Sea Technologies at MoES, New Delhi on 26.07.2019
Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India organised a side event during the 25th Session of the International Seabed Authority Council meeting. Secretary General HE Michael Lodge, Indian High Commissioner, HE Sevala Naik and other dignitaries graced the occasion. Highlights of India\'s four decades of Deep Sea Resource programme were presented.
At the IOC,UNESCO meeting on the 28th-June-2019, Dr. M.A.Atmanand, Director, MoES NIOT and chair, IOCINDIO, IOC presented the activities taken up by the body in the last biennium. He also moved the proposal to elevate the status of IOCINDIO to a sub commission which was received with overwhelming response from the member state.
Inauguration of INDACON2019 conference on Renewable Energy and Water on 07th-March-2019 in the august presence of Dr.M.Rajeevan, Secretary, MoES as Guest of Honour and Dr.V.K.Saraswat, Member, NITI AAYOG as Chief Guest at Moes Niot. Followed by welcome address delivered by Dr.Purnima Jalihal, Head, EFW and Chairperson of Organizing Committee & InDA(SZ)
Robo Boat an autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) developed by OOS NIOT was demonstrated off Chennai. This has capabilities to collect Ocean data fitted with surface and UW camera that can be manuvered remotely by 4G from Data centre CORNEA and from Shore . Useful to study River to Coast to Open Ocean and sub surface measurements.
The 34th Ex Co meeting of the IEA-OES TCP was held in Cherbourg France. Indian efforts at coordinating a multi country sub task on OTEC and preparation of a draft report was appreciated and a specific objective will be shortly identified for which India will lead the task. Countries participating in the OTEC sub task are China Japan Korea France Netherlands and Mexico
NIOT and NCCR, is celebrating “The World Oceans Day” on 8th June 2018. A special lecture on the theme Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean would be delivered by Prof. R. Ramesh, Director, National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, at NIOT on 8th June 2018