National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) was established in Novembere 1993 as an autonomous society under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India by the then Department of Ocean Development.
Niot has established itself as one of the premier institutes in the world, working on various ocean technologies. During this period, NIOT has demonstrated several technologies for societal applications such as Desalination plants, Data and Tsunami Buoy Network in Indian waters for collecting real time oceanic data, sea cage culturing in open sea, shore protection. NIOT is also working on continuous expansion to take bebfits of these technologies to the doorsteps of common citizens of country.
NIOT has developed niche technologies to mine manganese nodules from deep sea, has developed several deep sea systems like remotely operable vehicles, etc. and is striving hard to bring India on par with developed Nations in the area of Ocean Technology. NIOT has to its credit many technologies which have been transferred to Indian Industry as part of "Make in India" programme of Govt. of India, like the floating drifter, robo coastal observer, remotely operable vehicle etc. The infrastructure of NIOT includes hyperbaric chamber for testing of underwater systems and the state of art reasearch ships.
NIOT will be the Nodal Institution for Implementing the proposed Deep Ocean Mission, which encompasses all the areas of Ocean Technology like development of Manned Submersible, Offshore large scale desalination, Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), extensive survey of the oceans, acquistion of new ships etc.
At Silver Jubilee Celebrations, the honorable Vice President of India Shri.M.Venkiah Naidu chief guest of the occasion inspired the NIOT staff with his address. He also launched the "Coastal flood warning system App" for Chennai, developed by Ministry of Earth Sciences and other Institutes as part of Initiative by the principal scientific adviser to Govt. of India. A commemorative postal stamp was released by the Honorable Vice President. Prizes were distributed by the honorable vice president to the student winneres of the silver Jubilee competitions conducted by NIOT on this occassion.
Honorable Govt. of Tamilnadu, Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Honorable Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Shri. Edappadi K.Palaniswami congratulated NIOT and appreciated all the initiatives taken up by NIOT.
Earlier, Dr.Rajeevan, Secretary, MoES welcomed the distinguished invitees and enumerated achievements of NIOT during the last 25 years. Dr. M.A.Atmanand, Director NIOT presented vote of thanks to all invites for the memorable occassion in the annals of NIOT.