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NIO complex to be built with green technology

18 December 2015

The proposed laboratory-cum-research complex of National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) in the city will be a smart building built with green technology.

The building is designed based on integrated building management system. It will have intelligent features such as solar power, recycling of water, censor-driven lighting, and water consumption systems.

NIO, one of the premier labs under Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, has engaged Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited as the project monitoring consultant for the prestigious project.

The complex will have two 250-metre-long underwater seawater pipelines connected with censor packages, instruments and systems for 24×7 recording of Bay of Bengal’s water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and nitrates. It will have dedicated pipelines for intake and discharge into the sea….

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/nio-complex-to-be-built-with-green-technology/article8003460.ece

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December 18, 2015 at 9:18 am

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Lack of infrastructure, skilled manpower major setback for ocean research: Naqvi

01 December 2015

PANAJI: Director of National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) Dr S W A Naqvi said that the lack of infrastructure and skilled manpower in the coastal states is proving to be a major setback for research on ocean falling within the exclusive economic zones.

Dr Naqvi was speaking at the 50th anniversary of International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE) and the CSIR-NIO…

Read more: http://www.navhindtimes.in/lack-of-infrastructure-skilled-manpower-major-setback-for-ocean-research-naqvi/

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December 1, 2015 at 11:59 am

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Finally, NIO to start work on dream project in January

09 October 2015

VISAKHAPATNAM: With the finalisation of blueprint, the National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR) will launch construction work on its dream project — the first oceanographic lab on the East Coast — on the Beach Road here sometime in January.

“The New Year will usher in good luck to us as our dream project will finally take off,” NIO Visakhapatnam Regional Centre Chief Scientist V.S.N. Murty told The Hindu ….

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/finally-nio-to-start-work-on-dream-project-in-january/article7741785.ece

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October 11, 2015 at 9:18 am

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Everyday plastics spell doom for the oceans

04 October 2015

DONA PAULA (GOA): The ubiquitous plastic that is easy to use and easy to discard and forms part of our everyday lives is unwittingly spelling doom for the oceans and its myriad creatures.

It is not only the littering by water bottles, wrappers, bags, nets and industrial waste that is causing havoc, but the smaller broken down components of these plastic components, called ‘micro plastics’, that are becoming a new and hidden menace.

Dr SWA Naqvi, director of the National Institute of Oceanography ..

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October 6, 2015 at 3:19 pm

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Coral site found in Arabian Sea off Konkan coast

03 October 2015

A treasure trove of corals has been found mid-sea off the Konkan coast by the scientists of the National Institute of Oceanography.  The coral site is located in Arabian Sea, some 100-110km off the coastal districts of Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg of Maharashtra…


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October 5, 2015 at 11:45 am

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Sinha urges scientists to work towards comforts of common man

30 September 2015

PANAJI: Governor Mridula Sinha has said that human beings have evolved from early stone age to the current modern world due their intelligence and with the advancement of science, communications have improved significantly.

She was speaking at the foundation day of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) at the CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography NIO), Dona Paula…

Source: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/sinha-urges-scientists-to-work-towards-comforts-of-common-man-115093001275_1.html

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October 2, 2015 at 10:55 am

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India to conduct joint marine research with Bangladesh

29 September 2015

On Board Sindhu Sadhana: In a first of its kind, will conduct a joint marine research with in its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to understand the ecology of the Bay of Bengal that affects the climatic conditions of the region.

A team of scientists from the CSIR’s National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) will head to the Bay of Bengal in October-November along with its Research Vessel (RV) Sindhu Sadhana….

Source: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/india-to-conduct-joint-marine-research-with-bangladesh-115092900959_1.html

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September 30, 2015 at 10:39 pm

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On The Frontline of Exploring India’s Seas Is This Floating Laboratory

29 September 2015

ARABIAN SEA, OFF THE COAST OF GOA:  On board a state-of-the-art ship, a group of scientists is poring over data scoured off the depths of the Indian Ocean. The recently commissioned Sindhu Sadhana is India’s most sophisticated research vessel to date, they say.

Even though it has a coastline of more than 7,500 kilometers, India’s scientific marine exploration is still in its infancy, experts say….

Source: http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/on-the-frontline-of-exploring-indias-seas-is-this-floating-laboratory-1224199

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September 30, 2015 at 10:38 pm

Posted in NIO

Students have a peek into depths of ocean

27 September 2015

VISAKHAPATNAM: With the field of oceanography offering opportunities for those specialising in application of basic sciences — physics, chemistry, and biology, the students who visited the labs of National Institute of Oceanography here on Saturday had the rare privilege to know about the various factors of earth’s interior dynamics.

To mark the celebration of the 73rd CSIR Foundation Day, NIO scientists kept open their labs to the students…


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September 27, 2015 at 10:15 pm

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National Institute of Oceanography scientist urges people to reduce shellfish harvesting

28 January 2013

PANAJI: Overharvesting of clams and mussels in certain areas of Goa like Chicalim may lead to shortage of the shellfish in the near future and make the high calorie food scarce in the state,National Institute of Oceanography (NIO)fisheries scientist BabanIngole said, speaking at a biodiversity seminar in the capital city….

Read  more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/National-Institute-of-Oceanography-scientist-urges-people-to-reduce-shellfish-harvesting/articleshow/18213592.cms

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January 28, 2013 at 11:00 am

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