Mission : to continuously our understanding of the seas around us and to translate this knowledge to benefit of all.
CSIR- National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) with its headquarters at Dona Paula, Goa, and regional centers at Kochi, Mumbai, and Visakhapatanam, is one of the 37 constituent laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial research (CSIR).
NIO was established on 1 January 1966 following the International Indian Ocean Expedition (IOE) that was undertaken 1962 to 1965. The institute has a sanctioned strength of 200 scientists, 200 technical staff and 170 administrative and support staff.
The major research areas include the four traditional branches of oceanography-biology, chemistry, physics and geology and geophysics, besides ocean engineering, marine instrumentation and archaeology.
CSIR-NIO has state-of- art laboratories for oceanographic research, a well-equipped library and two research vessels, RV Sindhu Sankalp and RV Sindhu Sadhana, which are equipped for multi-disciplinary oceanographic studies. CSIR-NIO’s researchers undertake studies related to the fields of marine biology, chemistry, geology, physics, ocean engineering, marine instrumentation, and archaeology.
CSIR-NIO provides services to industrial organization to address issues that concern marine waters. It offers training in the collection and processing of oceanographic data and in analytical methods. CSIR-NIO conducts courses on topics in ocean science and technology. A number of students work on their doctoral research under the guidance of CSIR-NIO researchers. The institute welcomes students of various levels (high school onwards) to use CSIR-NIO’s facilities in their studies. To know more about CSIR-NIO’s research and researcher’s (including how to contact them), visit www.nio.org