Every year, the institute is open to the public during forenoons on NIO Foundation Day (1 January) and CSIR Foundation Day (26 September). You are welcome to visit our institute and apprise yourself of the research work being carried out in understanding the processes and resources in the oceans. Besides this, public lectures are also organized on these days in the afternoon. Please look for the advertisement in local news papers, or visit NIO website (www.nio.org) or contact us for specific information.
Every year, more than one thousand students from secondary, higher secondary schools as well as science and engineering colleges from Goa and other states are shown live exhibits on aquaculture and ocean data observation systems, specimens of marine organisms and minerals from the ocean floor, besides acquainting them with findings of ancient civilizations and shipwrecks along the Indian coast.
The visitors view films on topics such as the chemistry of the ocean, earth beneath the sea, life in the ocean, restless ocean, and oceans and climate, in addition to a talk on careers in oceanography describing various challenges and opportunities in the field of ocean sciences.
Like every year, school students from schools and colleges and their parents are shown ship models, oceanographic instruments, specimens of marine organisms and minerals from the ocean floor, besides findings of ancient civilizations and shipwrecks along the Indian coast.
The visitors also view films on “NIO’s Research Activities” and “Sagar” unfolding various challenges the scientist face while the ongoing research.