By P Jalihal
The author is a scientist at National Institute of Ocean Sciences, Chennai. email@example.com. The article should be cited as Jalihal, P. 2019. Quarter Century of Ocean Technology, Geography and You, 19(13): 7-12
In the last 25 years, the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) has progressed from developing technology for shallow waters to deep waters. Coastal communities too have been provided access to desalinised potable water and have benefited from the tsunami warning system.
The National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) is the only institute in the country working on technology for the oceans. In the quarter century of its existence, the achievements are truly remarkable. Technology development has been taken up from shallow water depths to deep waters. The areas of activity encompass societal benefits, strategic needs, technology development and world class infrastructure. The societal achievements include low temperature thermal desalination plants serving the drinking water requirements of the islands, ocean observation systems...