CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography(CSIR-NIO), Goa
85th Anniversary General Meeting of the Indian National Science Academy

85th Anniversary General Meeting of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) was organised at CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa, during 16-18 December 2019.

CSIR Intensifies Fight Against COVID-19, Rolls Out Key Initiatives to Combat Coronavirus Spread

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing its deadly run by infecting more than a million people and causing the death of more than 82,000 people across the world, the laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) intensified their efforts at combating the pandemic.

CSIR Young Scientist Award

For his significant contributions, Dr Jagadeesan Loganathan, Scientist at CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO), (Regional Centre, Visakhapatnam) has been chosen by a peer-valued Advisory Committee for “CSIR Young Scientist Award” for the year 2020 in Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean & Planetary Sciences.

MoES National Award of Excellence

Dr Sarma VVSS, Senior Principal Scientist at CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO), (Regional Centre, Visakhapatnam) has been selected for the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) National Award of Excellence in Ocean Science & Technology for the year 2020 for his significant contributions in understanding the Biogeochemistry of the Indian Ocean.

Dr Lidita Khandeparker Receives Dr Anna Mani National Award for Woman Scientist for the year 2020

This award recognises her outstanding contributions in the field of aquatic microbial ecology, marine biofilms and their relevance in the oceans.

Dr Samir Damare selected for Senior Scientist Award

Dr Samir Damare, Principal Scientist and Head Analytical Services Division, CSIR-NIO, Goa, has been selected for the Senior Scientist Award for the year 2020 by the Microbiologists Society, India.

Genome-Proteome Mapping of the Indian Ocean

The main aim of this study is to identify and characterise the genes and proteins in the ocean to understand the cellular level operations of organisms in the ocean.

Workshop-cum-Training on Natural Products from Marine Bioresources

The Workshop comprised theoretical and practical demonstrations on basic techniques for purification and characterization of marine natural products and understanding the potential of bioactive compounds from different marine resources as value-added products for various applications.

Decreased Coloured Dissolved Organic Matter Build-up and Nutrients in the Mandovi Estuary

Mandovi and Zuari are the two main estuaries of Goa and have been exploited in recent years for various anthropogenic activities.

CSIR-NIO Organises a Webinar on "Underwater Cultural Heritage: A CSIR Success Story”

Prof. Sunil Kumar Singh, Director, CSIR-NIO, said that underwater heritage in India is a new avenue that can generate huge interest among the public and maybe the future focal point of underwater heritage tourism.

Former CSIR-NIO Scientist Dr Nigam Selected for International Award

Dr Rajiv Nigam is the first Indian citizen selected for this lifetime achievement award based on his outstanding research work on foraminifera (microfossil).

Scarcity of Iron, Puffing Hot Iron in the Arabian Sea and Geoengineering Climate Change

As part of the GEOTRACES-INDIA initiative, a major oceanographic programme supported by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt of India relating to dissolved iron cycling in the Arabian Sea and subtropical gyre region of the Indian Ocean has been studied.

Visits of Dignitaries at CSIR-NIO

The Norwegian Consul General in Mumbai Mr Arne Jan Flolo visited CSIR-NIO (CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography), Goa, along with his business delegation on 26 October 2021.

CSIR-NIO Signs MoU with Keshava Deva Malaviya Institute of Petroleum Exploration

CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO), Goa, and Keshava Deva Malaviya Institute of Petroleum Exploration (KDMIPE-ONGC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 5 January 2022 to develop a long term joint working partnership in areas relating to the structure and evolution of the continental margins of India and the adjacent deep ocean basins, leading to the development of a revised plate tectonic reconstruction model.

CSIR-NIO Celebrates its 57th Foundation Day

The Governor mentioned that “Oceans are a treasure house of resources and with the increasing constraints on land the focus of research is growing on the Ocean Front.”

Aninda Mazumdar Receives National Award in Ocean Sciences

Dr Mazumdar has made a pioneering contribution to India’s gas hydrate exploration programme.

CSIR-NIO celebrates World Youth Skills Day

At the inaugural session Dr Maria-Judith Gonsalves, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-NIO, welcomed the students and teachers and elaborated on the importance of skilling and upskilling. 

NIO Celebrates CSIR Foundation Day 2022

CSIR-NIO invited students and the public at large for its Open Day, to know more about the scientific endeavours in ocean research.

CSIR-NIO signs MoU with BITS Pilani, KK Birla, Goa

CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO), Goa, and BITS Pilani, KK Birla, Goa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 11 October 2022 to develop a long-term collaboration in the areas of education, training and research in the areas of biology, chemistry, marine instrumentation and high-performance computing.

Visit of Norwegian Research Council Representatives to CSIR-NIO

Representatives from the Research Council of Norway, Ms Merethe Sandberg, Special Adviser, Ms Marianne Jensen, Head of Department and Ms Anicke Brandt-Kjeldsen, Head of Department, Mr Rahul Maheshwari, Advisor-Economic, Political and Public Affairs, Norway Consulate-General, Mumbai, visited CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO), Goa,  on 14 October 2022, to explore potential bilateral collaborations in ocean research.

Prof Sunil Kumar Singh, Director CSIR-NIO awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Indian Society of Applied Geochemists (ISAG)

Prof. Sunil Kumar Singh, Director, CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, (CSIR-NIO), Goa, has been conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Indian Society of Applied Geochemists (ISAG), in recognition of his contributions to Earth Sciences in general and applied Geochemistry in particular.

CSIR-NIO Conducts “One Week, One Lab”Programme

Joining the ‘One Week One Lab’ campaign, the CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO), Goa,organised a series of activitiesfrom 6-11 February 2023.

Memorandum of Cooperation between CSIR-NIO and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime Universityy

The MoU will establish a framework for activities in the area of Ocean Sciences.

Hon’ble PM Visits CSIR-NIO stall at Viksit Bharat Viksit Goa Programme

PM was explained about NIO’s innovations and its research findings.

CSIR-NIO Celebrates 59th Foundation Day with Public Engagement

Hon’ble CM of Goa delivers Foundation Day lecture, lauds CSIR-NIO for supporting Goa's initiatives in strengthening marine sector-oriented research.

The 3rd BELMONT Forum COAST Card workshop

Hon’ble Minister for Water Resources, Goa, Shri Subhash Shirodkar, stated that we must encourage wide and intense engagement of all stakeholders to achieve the needed actions for sustainable development and conservation.

CSIR-NIO and Department of Fisheries, Govt of Odisha Signs an MoU

The MoU is the initiation of a programme for the development and deployment of artificial reefs along the Odisha coast to promote marine fisheries and biodiversity.