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.
The group functions with a mandate to develop application-oriented technology in ocean (Coastal & Environmental) related areas. The goals of the group are to promote programs consistentKnow more
Deep-sea Technologies Group aims at developing a highly reliable Deep-sea mining system which will develop technologies for harnessing resources from ocean to meet the country’s growing mineral requirementsKnow more
The main area of focus of the group is the utilization of the ocean resources to find alternative technologies for fresh water and renewable energy. Currently the group is working on three specific areas, fresh water productionKnow more
The group caters the mandate of NIOT to develop and demonstrate acoustic transducers and systems for underwater applications. During the initial periods, the focus of the group was indigenous developmentKnow more
In order to develop agriculture and tourism, and to study the natural marine resources of the island groups, the Island Development Authority (IDA) was established under the chairmanship of the Hon’ble Prime MinisterKnow more
Ocean Electronics group has a mandate to develop ocean observation systems and demonstrate for applications in the ocean. Involved in the DOPR & buoy data logger for TEWS, AUDP
Acoustics offers an exciting way to study ocean. Since electromagnetic waves propagate very poorly in sea water, sound wave provides the most efficient means of probing below the sea surface.