National Institute of Ocean Technology

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.

News Alerts: Correction to News reports on Manned Submersible: It is noted that many news reports on the November 4, 2019, while reporting the Silver Jubilee function stated "Deep sea mission: Isro designs underwater manned submersible". This is erroneous. It is informed that NIOT under the aegis of Ministry of Earth Sciences is designing and developing the underwater manned submersible, which has many subsystems like manipulators, cameras, vehicle navigation & control systems, life support systems, buoyancy systems etc. ISRO is only designing and fabricating human crew module with titanium alloy which is one of the components of the manned submersible. ISRO is not involved in developing manned submersibles as reported.

  • 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 & institutional capabilities in India for management of ocean resources & environment.