Sunday, November 15, 2009

National Institute of Oceanography

The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) is a constituent laboratory of CSIR - the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, an autonomous research organization in India. The institute has its headquarters in the coastal state Goa, and regional centres in Kochi , Mumbai and Vizag. The Institute was established on 1 January 1966. At the end of over 40 years, this is grown today into a large oceanographic laboratory of international repute with main focus on the understanding of special oceanographic features of the Northern Indian Ocean. The institute headquarters was shifted to its present location on a panoramic view of Arabian Sea in the background soon after its establishment.

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