National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT)

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News:Vice President of India has asked the Government to expedite the research facility proposed by the National Institute of Ocean Technology(NIOT) in Nellore,Andhra Pradesh.

Facts:

About NIOT:

  • 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.
  • The aim of NIOT is to develop reliable indigenous technologies to solve 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 of NIOT:

  • 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.
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