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INSTITUTE AT A GLANCE

Organization
The National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) was established in November 1993 as an autonomous society under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. NIOT is managed by a Governing Council and Director is the head of the Institute. The major aim of NIOT is to develop reliable indigenous technology to solve the various engineering problems associated with harvesting of non-living and living resources in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), which is about two-thirds of the land area of India.

Mission Statement
To develop world class technologies and their applications for sustainable utilization of ocean resources. To provide competitive, value added technical services and solutions to organizations working in the oceans. To develop a knowledge base and institutional capabilities in India for management of ocean resources and environment.

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MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL AND THE GENERAL BODY OF NIOT (FROM APRIL 2009 TO MARCH 2010)
S.No. Name & Designation Dr. Shailesh Nayak Secretary Ministry of Earth Sciences Shri K.P.Pandian Joint Secretary & Financial Advisor Ministry of Earth Sciences Mrs. Sheila Sangwan Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor Ministry of Earth Sciences Shri D.P.Singh, I A S Joint Secretary Ministry of Earth Sciences Dr. S.K.Das Advisor Ministry of Earth Sciences Dr. K.N.Shankara Prof. Satish Dhawan Professor Bangalore Dr. P.S.Nair Prof. Satish Dhawan Professor Bangalore Shri A.K.Verma Advisor (S&T), Planning Commission Prof. V.G.Idichandy IIT, Madras Nominee Dr.S.Kathiroli Director, NIOT Dr.S.K.Das Advisor, MoES & Director NIOT Position in GC Chairman From August 2008 Member From March 2009 to January 2010 Member From February 2010 Member From April 2009 Member From June 2006 Member From August 2005 Member From June 2006 Member From March 2008 Member From June 2006 Member Secretary till August 2009 From September 2009 to October 2009

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Major Accomplishments of the year 2009-10 ........................................................................................................................... 4 From the Directors Desk ............................................................................................................................................................ 5 Technological Highlights Energy & Freshwater from the Sea ..................................................................................................................................... 8 Oshore Structures........................................................................................................................................................... 12 Deep Sea Technology and Ocean Mining ......................................................................................................................... 16 Submersibles and Gas Hydrates ....................................................................................................................................... 20 Ocean Acoustics ............................................................................................................................................................... 24 Ocean Observation Systems ............................................................................................................................................. 28 Marine Sensors and Electronics ....................................................................................................................................... 32 Marine Biotechnology....................................................................................................................................................... 34 Coastal and Environmental Engineering ......................................................................................................................... 38 Vessel Management Cell ................................................................................................................................................... 42 Computational Facilities ........................................................................................................................................................... 44 Campus Development ............................................................................................................................................................... 44 Bilateral Programmes ................................................................................................................................................................ 45 Other Activities........................................................................................................................................................................... 46 Implementation of Hindi .................................................................................................................................................. 46 ISO Certication Programme ........................................................................................................................................... 47 Conferences / Workshops Organized ............................................................................................................................... 48 Womens Day Celebration ................................................................................................................................................ 49 Publications in Journals ............................................................................................................................................................ 50 Papers Presented in Conferences ............................................................................................................................................. 51 Deputation Abroad .................................................................................................................................................................... 55 Membership in Commi ees ..................................................................................................................................................... 56 Human Resource Development ............................................................................................................................................... 58 Cruise Programmes ................................................................................................................................................................... 63 Administration ........................................................................................................................................................................... 69 Right to Information .................................................................................................................................................................. 71

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MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE YEAR 2009 - 2010


NIOT is continuously generating fresh water with Low Temperature Thermal Desalination (LTTD) scheme at North Chennai Thermal Power Station using the heat from the condenser reject water. Deep Ocean Remotely Operable Mining System (DOROSMIN) developed jointly with IIT Madras for very so sea oor operations was tested successfully at NIOT pond. The rst deep-water exploration trial of ROSUB-6000 system has been performed during October 2009 in Krishna-Godavari (KG) basin o Kakinada at water-depths of 1037 and 3057 metres. Shallow water sea trial was conducted for Autonomous Coring System at Sea le, USA and system mobilized to India. Marine sensors and Electronics group successfully tested sub components like diodes, capacitor, transformer and ba ery at 600 bar pressure for longer durations under the development of components for marine environment. Indigenously developed Deep Ocean Pressure Recorder was successfully tested at 385m of water depth o Chennai. Installation of coastal HF Radar network is completed along the Indian coast under National Early Tsunami warning system. Sagar Nidhi the First Indian Flag Vessel, on the 16th Feb 2010 at 1945 hrs IST the pride of Nation successfully crossed Antarctic Circle 66 30' S along 058 39' E and successfully carried out all scientic operations. NIOT and International Society of Oshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE) jointly organized and successfully conducted the 8th Ocean Mining Symposium during September 2009 in NIOT. International Conference on Recent Advances in Lobster Biology Aquaculture & Management (RALBAM 2010) was conducted at NIOT during 5-8 January 2010.

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FROM THE DIRECTORS DESK


The year 2009-10 has been a productive period for the National Institute of Ocean Technology. NIOT made rapid strides in the area of research and technology demonstration in the ocean related activities. The institute moved in to its 16th year facing the challenges and is determined to fulll its mandate. Creativity and commitment shown by the sta members reected in the achievements accomplished during the year. Being the only civilian institute of the country in the area of Ocean Technology, NIOT has been entrusted with many challenging tasks and it gives me great satisfaction to state that team NIOT rose to the occasion with the support and encouragement from the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. The Institute had seen lots of administration changes during the plan year of 2009 - 2010 and I was bestowed with the honor and privilege of leading this prestigious organization in October 2009. With the unstinting support of Ministry of Earth Sciences in the nancial and administrative sectors, major activities such as institute expansion and recruitment have been completed to cater to the requirement of projects. Emphasis has been laid on the research, development and demonstration of technologies as per the plan projects. NIOT, with its broader vision, could bring solutions to the overriding concerns of society such as day-today-demand for freshwater, earths dwindling resources through various projects. Energy and fresh water division of NIOT achieved continuous generation of fresh water with Low Temperature Thermal Desalination (LTTD) scheme at North Chennai Thermal Power Station (NCTPS) using the waste heat from the condensate reject water of the thermal power plant. As a part of transforming the technology into a viable industrial alternative for conventional desalination, a workshop was held with industries in association with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). A technical visit was organized for the CII members to have a rst-hand idea of the operation of the LTTD plant at NCTPS. The deep sea technology and ocean mining group, integrated the mining system with all its associated sub systems and tested its functionality in the test pond of NIOT. The large solid pumping system has been tested in a hydro transport test set up developed at IIT Madras for pumping solids of sizes upto 30 mm and ow rates varying from 8 58 m3/hr.

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The ROSUB team brought laurels to NIOT by successfully completing deep water sea trials for the ROSUB system and acquired sea bed videos with scientic pay loads (Oxygen, conductivity, temperature, water samples, short core sampler, etc.). The team also carried out rst deep sea exploration trials at Gas Hydrates site o Krishna Godavari basin at 1019m depth. The Coastal and Environmental Engineering division, besides carrying out plan projects with long term interest such as establishment of Coastal HF Radar Network, Shore Protection measures and Technical Criteria Atlas, has taken up the major consultancy work on the much awaited Kalpasar Project of Gujarat and the work is in progress. The Ocean Acoustics group took up the development of stateof-the-art measurement technologies such as acoustic vector sensors and continued the measurement and analysis of ocean ambient noise which could also enable intruder detection. In the Ocean Observation Systems arena, prototype Deep Ocean Bo om Pressure Recorder has been developed and trials were carried out. Indigenized data acquisition system have also been developed, successfully tested and incorporated in the tsunami buoys. It gives me a great pleasure to inform that the Technology Demonstration Vessel of NIOT SAGAR NIDHI became the rst Indian agged vessel to reach Antarctica. The vessel has been regularly involved in undertaking deep sea technology demonstration for exploration of minerals and maintaining the Tsunami Warning systems and other crucial missions. I am condent that the laudable eorts of NIOT family members will continue in the years to come. With the support from the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India and other well wishers, we promise you to take you to greater depths.

Dr.M.A.Atmanand Director

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ENERGY AND FRESH WATER FROM THE SEA

A view of the NCTPS LTTD plant

A Schematic of the LTTD plant in NCTPS, sources of warm and cold water and the involved piping

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ENERGY AND FRESH WATER FROM THE SEA


Establishment of LTTD Plant by Using Waste Heat at one of the Thermal Power Plant
Almost all thermal power plants discharge huge amounts of condenser reject water at 810C above the ambient sea water temperature. The process involves transfer of large levels of energy which requires heat recovery systems like cooling towers or heat dissipating open channels before the condenser reject water at acceptable temperatures is discharged back into the surrounding environment and thereby it results in thermal pollution which is a serious issue today. In order to demonstrate the concept of LTTD application in coastal thermal power plant, NIOT took up the task of se ing up the LTTD plant in North Chennai Thermal Power Station (NCTPS). It utilizes the heat available in the condenser reject water for generation of fresh water and also it reduces the load on the cooling towers and thermal
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A Schematic of waste heat recovery LTTD process

pollution. A small temperature gradient of about 8-10C, is sucient to utilize the concept. The principle of the desalination process involves boiling water at low pressure in a ash chamber and condensing the resultant vapor in a condenser. The warm and cold water for this plant is drawn from the power plant condenser inlet water (surface sea water from the nearby sea approx. 28C) and condenser outlet water (approx. 36C) respectively. The plant has been designed with the existing major components, like ash chamber, condenser, vacuum system and the steel support structures, belonging to the 1 MLD barge mounted desalination plant. The structure to house the plant components was designed a er conducting detailed soil tests in the area. A pump was placed in a newly constructed RCC sump to provide warm water to the ash chamber. A fraction of the cold water ow intended for the main power plant condenser is bypassed to the LTTD plant. The head available in the condenser inlet water is sucient to pass the cold water through the condenser and hence it does not require an

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additional pump for this purpose. The nal piping connections between the LTTD plant and the main power plant were completed during their annual maintenance schedules without aecting their normal operation. The main power consumption of the plant is the warm sea water pump and vacuum system. The warm water was ash evaporated at about 33C and freshwater is generated using the temperature gradient available between the reject water and the inlet water belonging to the condenser of the power plant. The cold water exit temperature was measured at about 31C. The fresh water generated was measured in terms of quality and quantity and conforms to drinking water standards. The performance evaluation studies are under progress and the plant is being operated using contract manpower. Eect of temperature drop in ash chamber and Condenser with varying vaccum conditions is shown in the graph. A workshop was held with industries in association with CII on 16th February 2010 in NIOT Campus. A visit was organized for the CII members to see the operation of the LTTD plant at NCTPS.

Eect of temperature drop in ash chamber and Condenser with varying vacuum conditions

Expression of Interest Se ing Up of LTTD Plant in Coastal Power Plants & 10 MLD Floating Vessel Mounted Desalination Plant
NIOT is in the process of looking for a private partner with a vision of transforming the technology into a viable industrial alternative for desalination. The expression of interest for the identication of a private partner is being oated for power plant based LTTD plants and 10 MLD oating platform mounted LTTD plant. An interaction with the industry was held in NIOT Campus on 5th and 6th of October 2009, before inviting Expression of interest from the interested parties. Some of the major companies and consortium of companies have expressed their esteemed interest in participating in it. An expert commi ee was constituted and several proposals were received.

Backward Bent Ducted Buoy


The Backward Bent Ducted Buoy (BBDB) is a oating type wave energy device which is being studied in NIOT. The device with mooring has already been tested at Ennore. The next step is to test with the turbine and alternator and collect important data for proper characterization. Towards this end, an air turbine has now been designed and fabrication is in progress. The drawing is as shown in the gure.

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Model of Backward Bent Ducted Buoy

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OFFSHORE STRUCTURES

A View of Aga i plant structure with equipment in assembled condition

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OFFSHORE STRUCTURES
The major objectives of the group are: Establishment of LTTD plants at islands. Model studies for cold water pipeline. Demonstration of suction pile.

Establishing LTTD Plants in the Lakshadweep Islands


NIOT has established a Desalination Plant at Kavara i in May, 2005. The plant has been generating water continuously and extremely helpful to the people of Kavara i. Based on performance of the Kavara i plant, UT Lakshadweep administration approached NIOT to set-up similar plants in the rest of the 8 islands. Out of the eight plants, three plants in islands of Aga i, Andro and Minicoy islands are being taken up in the rst phase A part of the bridge which connects the plant with the shore and 5 more plants in the islands of Amini, Kalpeni, Kadamat, Kiltan and Chetlat in the second phase. All the plant equipment were installed and tested in Aga i. The balance work in Minicoy will be taken up during fair weather season and both the plants in Aga i and Minicoy will be commissioned by May 2011. In the remaining 6 islands, pre-project activities such as bathymetry survey, desk studies to arrive the conguration, etc. have been completed. It is proposed to implement the project through industrial partner, for which the tendering process has already been initiated. The project activities will be initiated from the beginning of year 2011.

Design of Suction Pile


Suction piles are widely used in mooring applications for oating production units and nd widespread applications in the oshore oil industry. The objective of NIOTs suction pile program is to carry out demonstration tests in 50 to 100m water depths. Prototype suction pile of a 4.5 m long, 3 m dia. shall be deployed o Chennai / Ennore where so soil strata have been identied. Suction pump capable of developing upto 2 bar vacuum pressure has been designed and developed for helping in installation of the suction pile. An emergency release mechanism of 20 ton capacity has been fabricated for le ing o the pile once installation is complete.

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It is also proposed to check the suction pile capacity for upli for a mooring load of upto 40 tons. In order to test the various components, model tests have been planned in NIOT test pond where clays and silts over a depth of 3m are available. Fabrication of test setup is underway for carrying out the model tests so that any lacuna arising during oshore eld trials can be addressed right away.

A view of plant structure & bridge under construction at Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep

Sustainable Shoreline Management


It is observed that the coastline of the country is undergoing erosion / accretion at several locations due to manmade interventions like groynes, breakwaters etc., or from natural phenomena. Under the Sustainable Shoreline Management project, it is proposed to demonstrate deployment of environmentally so protection measures for mitigation of coastal erosion. The demonstration would be on a pilot scale and implemented with local technologies so that it is easy for the implementing local agencies to emulate

View of test set up for model suction pile testing in NIOT test pond

View of the bar mouth at Pulicat which result in negligible fresh (sea) water exchange and low dra s

View of erosion of the shorefront to the north of the northern most groin in Pondicherry

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the methodology. Two sites, viz, one to the north of Pondicherry and the other at the southern and northern inlets to the Pulicat lake have been identied for carrying out the pilot scale experiments.

View of bar mouth opening to the north of sand bar at the Kondurupalem inlet (Pulicat)

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DEEP SEA TECHNOLOGY AND OCEAN MINING

Underwater Collector Crusher

Test Pond Trials Collector Crusher & Soil Tester

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DEEP SEA TECHNOLOGY AND OCEAN MINING


Deep-sea Technology and Ocean Mining group of National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) at Chennai has been involved in the development of underwater mining systems for polymetallic nodule mining. Deep ocean mining is a technologically challenging eld considering the mining depth and the so ocean oor. NIOT has been working on a mining concept where a crawler based mining machine capable of collecting, crushing and pumping nodules using a positive displacement pump through a exible riser system. Multiple mining machines will cover the mining eld during large scale commercial mining operations. Development of this complex technology is being a empted in a phase wise manner with all R&D work being done at 500 m depth before venturing into deep waters. In the rst phase an underwater mining system was developed and tested for mining sea oor material (sand/silt) for a short duration at 410 m depth. The system was tested for long duration operations at 452 and 515 m depth a er carrying out major cost intensive augmentation in mother vessel ORV Sagar Kanya for dynamic positioning and docked launch and recovery of underwater systems. The sand mining system has been converted into a nodule mining system by augmentation and modication of various systems now. The system will be further developed and tested for deep water polymetallic nodule mining in stages to reach 6000 m depth within four to ve years. Apart from these, the group is actively involved in the R&D activities related to the under water mining operations such as development of light weight materials, corrosion and fatigue studies, acoustic imaging, development of sub sea drives, hydrotransport studies, soil machine interaction studies etc. Extensive R&D is being carried out for developmental work with the help of a hyperbaric test facility at NIOT where tests can be done to simulate 9000 m water depths. Hydrotransport pumping studies have also been carried out jointly with IIT Madras.

Development of Underwater Collection and Crushing Systems for Manganese Nodule Mining
The underwater sand mining machine developed during the previous phases of the Deep-sea Mining programme has been modied for manganese nodule mining by addition of manganese nodule collector, crusher, S-transfer tube positive displacement pump, enhanced hydraulics, instrumentation and control systems. The machine will have to be tested at 500 m depth prior to further developmental work for 6000 m depth. As manganese nodules are not available at 500 m depth, it is planned to create a mining site similar to that of the CIOB using articial nodules to qualify the modied mining system. A remotely operated articial nodule laying system has been developed for the same and tested at 500 m depth.

The Integrated mining system with all its associated sub systems has been tested for its functionality in the integration bay and at the test pond of NIOT.

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Large Solids Pumping Systems for Mining Machine


The most critical subsystem of any deep-sea mining system is the solid pumping system which requires development of high pressure large solids pumps and associated systems capable of operations under high pressures. A seat valve type slurry pump developed for underwater sand mining in the previous phase has been modied with a S-transfer type head to handle solids of 30 mm size. The pump has been tested in a hydro transport test set up developed at IIT Madras for pumping solids of sizes upto 30 mm and ow rates varying from 8 58 m3/hr.

Instrumentation and Control Systems


The Underwater Data Acquisition and Control System (DAC) of underwater mining machine have been enhanced with the latest hardware and so ware to meet all the additional requirements of the new collector and crusher system. Due to the expansion of the system components the hard ware has been split and distributed in two parts with two separate high pressure rated enclosures. The two DAC systems work in tandem. DAC systems (cFP2220) supplied by National Instruments have been used for the mining machine. The total so ware conguration and hardware assembly has been developed at NIOT.

Electronic enclosure rack

Electrical Systems (Power Distribution Systems)


The power from ships feeder is distributed to various sub systems of the underwater mining system through a separate Power Distribution System (PDS) on ship. The PDS system also incorporates the necessary protection system on the feeder lines. The work involves installation of isolation transformers, protection switch gear panels, and DC power supply units. The power distributions panels have been located at dierent positions on ship with adequate IP protection class. The work was completed on board ship and class approval from IRS was obtained for the modications done for sea worthiness.

Inter Institutional Research and Development


Deep-sea Technology and Ocean Mining Group has been carrying out R&D in association with many academic institutes like IITs and Anna University thereby promoting involvement of academic community in Deep-sea Mining Research. Some of the activities are as follows:

Aluminum Structures for Deep Sea Mining Machine


Aluminium alloys are light in weight, corrosion resistant and suitable for underwater applications. It is proposed to fabricate structural frames and main chassis of the underwater mining machine with Al alloys. However the weldability and post weld strength of these alloys in the heat aected zone becomes critical. Experimental Studies have been proposed for weldability of Al 6061 T6 and 5083

Aluminium welded joint

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alloys using 4643 and 5356 electrodes. Heat treatment of Al 6061 T6 and 4643 welds can lead to improved weld strengths up to 90%. The work is being carried out with the involvement of Metallurgy Department of IIT Madras.

Modeling and Analysis of Sub Sea Drive Systems


The subsea motor controller is a single integrated subsea module containing all components of a so start drive. The solution oers increased step-out distances. Substantially reduces cable costs due to high transmission voltage and the need for only one main power cable, even for multiple drives. This work is being carried out with the involvement of Electrical Department of IIT Madras.

Soil-Machine Interaction Studies on Deep Sea-bed Poly-metallic Nodule Mining Systems

Model of Subsea Drive Systems

Soil Machine interaction studies have been proposed with creation of facilities to simulate various deep sea oor conditions with the involvement of Mining Engineering Department of Anna University. Performance of various polymetallic nodule, nodule pick up devices and crawler tracked vehicles in so sea oor can be studied with dierent operating parameters to improve the overall eciency of nodule collection.

Studies on Hydraulic Li ing and Plugging of Large Solids in Hoses with Specic Reference to Manganese Nodule Mining using Flexible Riser Concept
Understanding the performance of hydrotransport system at the maximum particle size and the maximum expected concentration forms, one of the most critical aspects in deep-sea nodule li ing systems. Experimental studies have been proposed at IIT Madras to study the plugging behaviour of solids in hoses considering various hydrotransport parameters. Existing facilities at IIT Madras and the hydrotransport test facility created by NIOT are being extensively used for this study.

Development of Upgraded Version of In-situ Soil Tester

Slurry pump test set up at IITM

In-situ soil strength values are very useful inputs for design of underwater crawler. Tracability of an Integrated Deep Sea Mining System is mainly dictated by the shear strength of sea bed. Further identication of areas with very low bearing strength is important to prevent sinkage of the mining machine. A remotely operable in-situ soil tester has been realized and tested at 5200 m in the Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB). The tester has been made compact with enhanced features and converted into a totally electrical system now. A new sub- sea termination assembly for the sub-sea electro optic cable of soil tester was completed and tested. The compact soil tester will be used to delineate the mine site for areas having very so soil strength. A Deep Ocean Remotely Operable Sub-sea Mining System (DOROSMIN) for very so sea oor is being jointly developed with IIT Madras. The compact soil tester will also be integrated with DOROSMIN in the future.

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SUBMERSIBLES & GAS HYDRATES

Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) with Tether Management System (TMS) being launched

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SUBMERSIBLES & GAS HYDRATES


This group is focused on the development of technological tools for deep ocean mineral exploration such as Poly metallic Manganese Nodules, Gas hydrates etc and oshore applications such as seabed imaging, pipeline routing, submarine cabling etc.

Deep-water Remotely Operable Submersible (ROSUB-6000)


The remotely operable vehicle, ROSUB-6000, is a heavy work-class under-water vehicle with a depth rating of 6000 m. System has been developed for exploration activities of Ploy metallic Manganese Nodules and Gas hydrates. ROSUB6000 system is designed and developed at NIOT in collaboration with Experimental Design Bureau of Oceanological Engineering (EDBOE), Moscow, Russia.

Major Accomplishments During this Year ROSUB 6000


The second deep-water qualication sea trial of ROSUB-6000 system was conducted during April 2009 at Chennai oshore. Interfaced sensors were tested and qualied for their envisaged functionality during the deep-water sea trials at depths of 2005, 2224, 3045 and 3051 meters.

ROSUB system deck layout in ORV Sagar Nidhi

Indian Flag was hosted at 3045 m water depth

Water sample collection using robotic arm of ROV at 3050 m depth

The rst deep-water gas hydrate exploration trial of ROSUB-6000 system has been performed during October 2009 at a gas-hydrate site in the Krishna-Godavari (KG) basin o Kakinada. During this trial, the ROV was lowered to a depth of 1000m and maneuvered to acquire under-water video images, sea oor morphology, water sample, sediment core sample and several other scientic and engineering data. Interfaced sub-sea sensors were tested and qualied during the sea trials at water-depths of 1037, 1019 and 3057 metres. Deep-water Fish observed at 1017 m organisms such as holothurians, serrated whip coral colony, shes and shrimps in Indian deep waters were recorded in real time, at 1019 metres of water-depth. These organisms may indicate the presence of Bathymetry data from ROV ROV was piloted at nger je y of Ennore port nearby methane venting sites. mounted multi beam sonar
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Testing of ROV for control algorithms developed for semiautomatic functionality (Heading and Depth) was successfully conducted at Ennore Port during Feb 2010. Using the navigational joysticks, ROV was piloted in the planned lines in forward, reverse and lateral action with xed heading position.
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Development of Deep-Water Autonomous Coring System (ACS)


Autonomous Coring System (ACS) has been developed by NIOT in joint collaboration with M/s Williamson & Associates, Sea le, USA. The system has been designed for ground truth validation of gas hydrate occurrence in Indian continental margins. It is capable of collecting 100m long cores from ocean basins up to a maximum depth of 3000 m. First time in the world, ACS employs wire-line drilling technology for 3000m water depth to recover 100m long core. Major Accomplishment Integration of the components in ACS was completed during May 2009 and their performance was tested for envisaged functionality during the parking lot testing in Sea le (U.S.A.). The ACS system was tested and it could drill 67.27 metres through a cemented oor, during June 2009. A total of 112 metres of cement core has been drilled and recovered using the system on land. An under-water core of 35.59 metres in length was obtained during rst shallow water sea trial at Puget Sound during July 2009. A 55.14meter long core was drilled during the second phase of shallow-water trials at Puget Susan in Sea le, during August 2009. The system has been qualied for operation in water-depths of a maximum of 100 meters.

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The ACS system with its sub components were mobilized from Sea le, USA to India through ship cargo. Steel armoured electro optic umbilical cable (3500 m length) for ACS operation in deep waters has been purchased from Cortland Fiberon, UK

Drilled cement cores during land based trial

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OCEAN ACOUSTICS

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OCEAN ACOUSTICS
Acoustics oers the most eective means of exploring the ocean and judging the underwater environment. The key to successful interpretation of sound in the ocean lies in research eorts that are both scientic and technologydevelopment oriented. Thus, part of the research concerns improving the fundamental understanding of underwater acoustic phenomena, while others focus on the development of measurement systems and techniques with which to test and apply our understanding. The group focuses on research, development and implementation, and interpretation in signicant areas of underwater acoustics given below where in only a very few initiatives have been taken up in our country in the last one decade. Ambient noise measurement, analysis & characterization. Ambient noise prediction/modeling Acoustic vector sensor for shallow water applications Sea bed classication/characterization. Underwater signal processing algorithms for shallow water applications.

Measurement & Characterization of Ocean Ambient Noise in Shallow Waters


A fully automated ambient noise measurement system with Vertical Linear Array (VLA) and data processing modules have been developed by NIOT which can be used in shallow waters for acquiring time series measurements for longer periods. The system was deployed in sea and was successful in acquiring measurements for over a month. It is planned to deploy systems at four locations along the east and west coast of India. Data have been collected from o Chennai and the following analysis have been carried out Estimation of environmental parameters such as wind speed, rain, geo-acoustic parameters etc. and identication of marine species. Studying noise properties such as uctuation, coherence and directionality which are site specic in nature. Sound propagation Modeling and further comparison with eld measurements.
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Development of Vector Sensor for Underwater Acoustic Source Localization and Signal Estimation
Source detection and localization is normally done using scalar acoustic sensors (Hydrophones). At NIOT the development of Vertical linear array in collaboration with M/s Keltron Ceramics, Ku ipuram has been completed and is used for directionality applications. Since small array of vectors sensors is expected to have superior performance when compared to traditional hydrophone arrays, the development of vector sensors in collaboration with M/s Keltron Ceramics, has been taken up. The vector sensor measures acoustic pressure as well as acoustic particle velocity components in three directions caused by sound waves in the water. This is accomplished by triaxial accelerometers which measure the acceleration in three orthogonal directions. Design specications have been nalized and fabrication has commenced.

Establishment of Low Frequency Calibration Set Up


To cater to the needs of NIOT and the requirements of other National Institutes, Laboratories and Industries for testing and calibrating underwater acoustic transducers using a standard system, a state-of-the-art Acoustic Test Facility (ATF) was set up at NIOT in the year 2002. The calibration facility at ATF has been accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) as per international standard ISO/IEC 17025. Measurements are performed in accordance with IEC 60565- 2006 and ANSIS1.20-1988 for the frequency range between 3 kHz and 100 kHz. The low frequency for calibration is limited by several factors. Presently tone burst signals are used for calibration in the nite sized tank. This signal is contaminated by transients due to the resonant behavior of the transducers which depends on the Q factor of the transducers. Because of the above, as the frequency is lowered, the number of cycles in the required time window is reduced. This provides a lower limiting frequency on measurements made using tone burst signals. As a part of up-gradation, usage of ATF for increasing the frequency range from 100 kHz to 300 kHz has been taken up. Also the usage of ATF for frequency less than 3 kHz has been taken up. In this regard it is planned to establish a new set up for low frequency, with the vibrating water column, as per the procedure followed in International standards. With this method the hydrophone under calibration is immersed in a water column and the position of the transducer is kept constant while the uid column is moved sinusoidally up and down. The sensitivity of the hydrophone is obtained from the calculated pressure at the depth of the hydrophone and the measured open circuit voltage. The sensitivity of the hydrophone is found as the ratio of the open circuit voltage and the pressure.

Inter Institutional Projects


The following inter-institutional projects are also being carried out: Vector hydrophone array processing algorithm for source localization. (IISc., Bangalore) Passive surveillance systems are usually equipped with an array of sensors to estimate direction of arrival (DOA) of waves ensuing from a source. The performance analysis of acoustic vector sensor (AVS) and acoustic pressure sensor (APS) for bearing estimation have been investigated. A mathematical model has been developed for shallow water localization using acoustic pressure sensors.

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Low frequency acoustic propagation study in shallow waters with seabed eects (IIT, Madras) Computer models based on dierent approaches (ray & modes) can be used for dening ocean acoustic wave guide problems. An FEM (Finite Element Method) based model for low frequency propagation of sound in shallow water has been developed in this project. Validation of the code with dierent numerical problems is underway. Development of acoustic equipment for object detection for divers (NPL, Delhi) It is proposed to develop an acoustic device that may be worn by diver as headgear or goggles, and suitable to produce audible sound if there is any object in front of the diver. The transmi er used in the divers equipment has been designed and receiver development and modication is underway. Investigation of Time Reversal Mirror (TRM) and MIMO-OFDM (Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output) Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) methods for underwater acoustic communication. (IIT, Delhi). A TRMs ability to focus energy back, directly to the source in multi-path environment helps in having spatial focusing that can lead to several applications. Underwater channels have been simulated using Ray theory and the simulation has been carried out for 4-PSK and 8-PSK communication systems for both TRM & OFDM. Acoustic characterization of sea oor and other related habitat studies using high frequency systemsApplication and model and model free techniques (NIO, Goa) Use of high frequency acoustic signal for seaoor sediment classication study had received signicant interest to develop understanding of the ne scale seaoor processes. Backsca er processing algorithm for multi beam data has been developed.

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OCEAN OBSERVATION SYSTEMS

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OCEAN OBSERVATION SYSTEMS OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE


Maintenance of Moored Buoy Network
The Ocean Observation Systems (OOS) group of NIOT is engaged in establishment and maintenance of moored buoy network for measurement of met-ocean parameters in Indian Seas to monitor the Marine Environment and to improve Weather and Ocean Forecast. The group also has the mandate to maintain the Tsunami systems network in Indian seas. 12 Tsunami buoys have been envisaged around the geological fault line in the Indian Ocean and the installation is in progress. An optimal 12 deep sea moored buoy network (7 in the Bay of Bengal and 5 in the Arabian Sea) with surface and subsurface sensors for continuous measurements was recommended by the Expert commi ee. Towards making total new buoy system with surface/subsurface sensors, a technical commi ee was formed and the commi ee looked into the specications of total moored buoy system with all the sub- components / sensors/ mooring/ data acquisition/ communication etc. The commi ee nalized the tender document and the Global tender was released in October 2009. The technical evaluation of the tender was performed by the commi ee in December 2009 and a er seeking clarications from the bidders, the commercial bids were opened in May 2010. The purchase order for total moored buoy systems were placed in June 2010 and the systems are expected in November 2010. In order to improve the monitoring & reporting of the buoy systems NIOT has processed Annual Maintenance Contract for Assembly/ Integration & Maintenance, Deployment & Retrieval, and to man the Shore Station on a 24x7 basis.

Deployment during May 2009


In the Arabian Sea cruise was conducted in May 2009, as per the recommendation of Expert commi ee, 5 buoys (AD1 to AD5) were deployed in the new locations. The met-ocean buoys with surface sensors deployed at AD2 recorded continuous measurements. The high winds and waves recorded during monsoon period are shown in the gures. The wind direction plot clearly shows the reversal of winds from south west monsoon to north east monsoon.
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Collaborative Project with IIT Bombay Development of a Web Based Wave Forecasting using Wind Data from Buoys
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four and a half years durations at four oshore sites along the east/west coast of India were used. The predicted waves obtained using the proposed time series models when compared with the numerically generated waves showed good resemblance in terms of the selected error criteria. Also development of another system to obtain wave spectra for a given short term signicant wave heights and wave periods for the data buoy locations was taken up and the spectrum generated using so computing methods are shown in comparison with observed spectrum.

Comparison of wave spectra: DS5 (Date: 29-11-05 Time: 06.00 pm, Hs=3.67 m, Tz=6.56 s)

Deployment / Retrieval Cruise during March 2010


Two cruises were conducted for retrieval purpose during March 2010 on-board Boris Petrov & ORV Sagar Kanya (SK 269) in the Arabian Sea and the following buoys were retrieved: Boris Petrov: Buoys retrieved from locations: MB24, AD5, MB20 Sagar Kanya : Buoys retrieved from locations: AD2 & DS1

Indigenization of Electronics Systems of Buoy


Development of data acquisition systems for data buoys are in progress with Data pa ern & Bliss Technologies.

Ocean Observation Systems Development


Ocean Observation Systems Development (OOSD) Group was established recently with a mandate to develop and demonstrate technologies for Ocean Observation Systems. Currently the group is involved in the Development of Deep Ocean Bo om Pressure Recorder (DOPR) & Surface Buoy Electronics for Tsunami Early Warning Systems, Glider and technologies for data communication using INSAT satellites.

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MARINE SENSORS AND ELECTRONICS

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MARINE SENSORS AND ELECTRONICS


Marine Sensors and Electronics group was established with a mandate to develop and demonstrate underwater electronics/sensor technologies for oceanographic applications. Facilities like EMI/EMC analyzer, Leak detector, Ba ery condition monitor, Impedance analyzer has been set up and facilities like Environment testing systems, Shock & Vibration testing, Corrosion testing etc, to qualify the electrical and electronic components in marine environment are being set up. Development of non-o-the shelf underwater components and systems has also been taken up through association with Indian Industry. As most of the underwater equipments are acoustic based, underwater acoustic sensors form the heart of these instruments. MS&E group of NIOT has developed an expertise in developing these sensors for dierent applications. The focus of Marine Sensors & Electronics is on To establish a facility of excellence to provide electronics support to various activities and projects of NIOT To create infrastructure for reducing the development time and facilitate rapid prototyping To develop sophisticated underwater sensor technology for marine applications To develop expertise in Marine electronics related issues

Development of Bo om Pressure Recorder (BPR) of Tsunami Early Warning System


A bo om pressure recorder (BPR) for Tsunami early warning system has been indigenously developed and successfully tested at the Acoustic Test Facility (ATF) of NIOT. The BPR was taken for eld trials and tested at 160m water depth successfully. In addition to these, many sub components like diodes, capacitor, transformer and ba ery were successfully tested at 600 bar pressure for longer durations.

Marine Sensor Technology Development


A 2-16 kHz, 16 kg prototype indigenous sub bo om proler transducer for operating at 30 bar pressure has been developed and successfully tested with rubber encapsulation. In order to develop light weight acoustic arrays, cymbal (ex tensional type-V) transducer development for operating at frequencies lower than 10 kHz and over a wide range up to 50 kHz or more has been taken up. This work is being carried initially as an in-house development. Press tool design for rapid prototyping and theoretical modeling using ATILA are progressing. A prototype laboratory model 5x10 Cymbal array operating in the frequency range 10-100 kHz has been successfully tested. It has a Transmi ing Voltage Response of ~148dBre1Pa@1m/V. It has been found that frequency, power of operation etc can be tailored to the desired parameters by varying the dimensions, changing active materials and the number of elements in an array. A vibration mode change occurred around 60kHz. Projects of mutual interest identied under the NIOT-BEL MoU, are being nalized. Initially, Transfer of Technology from NIOT to BEL has been carried out as per the MoU.

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MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY
Marine Biotechnology programme includes six major activities such as the Open Sea Cage Culture, Marine Micro Algal Biotechnology, Marine Microbial Biotechnology, Island Resource Information system, Marine Bioinformatics and Materials for Marine Applications. In addition to the above mentioned activities, two multi-institutional projectsDevelopments of Potential Drugs from Ocean (DPDO) and Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System (COMAPS) are also being carried out at the eld unit, the Andaman and Nicobar Centre for Ocean Science and Technology (ANCOST), at Port Blair.

Open Sea Cage Culture


As part of experimental culture two HDPE square cages were fabricated and deployed at Olaikuda for culture of juvenile (250300 g) parrot shes (Scarus ghobban). Development of 9 meter diameter circular open sea HDPE cages, feed and seed are Juvenile Scarus ghobban Sea cage (HDPE) deployment in progress. Laboratory studies on the growth of juvenile black spot snappers and carangids sp. have shown encouraging results at Andaman.

Marine Micro Algal Biotechnology


Mono species cultures of one hundred and three strains of marine micro algae were isolated from the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. A total of 29 isolates were screened for growth, biomass and lipid production. The biomass and lipid content ranged between 50 and 418 mg/L and 4.4 to 30.93 mg/100 mg of dry biomass respectively. Sixteen strains isolated from the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal were screened for production of lutein under phototrophic and heterotrophic conditions. Evaluation of Tubular photobioreactor (1000L) Kavara i dierent carbon sources for heterotrophic and mixotrophic production of xanthophyll carotenoids from the green alga Tetraselmis sp. has been carried out. Highest biomass (4.5600.141g/L) was obtained with the cultures grown with sodium acetate as carbon source and highest xanthophyll carotenoid content was obtained (9.4070.089 mg/L) under mixotrophic condition with ethanol as carbon source.

Marine Microbial Biotechnology


Symbiotic microorganisms (12 strains of Actinomycetes) isolated from six species of sponges collected from Chidiyatappu, Andaman were screened for antimicrobial compounds. Bacteriocin (antimicrobial peptide) producing bacteria, Enterococcus faecium, was isolated from Andaman waters and characterized. The 16S rDNA gene sequence of three bacterial strains isolated from coastal water and sediments of Andaman Islands were sequenced and submi ed

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to the Gene bank (NCBI) database. Halotolerant pigment producing bacteria Serratia sp. was isolated. The pigment was puried and biochemically characterized.

Materials for Marine Applications and Antifouling Measures


Fi y eight microbial strains including 28 deep from Andaman of bacteriocin sea strains were isolated and screened for synthesis of metal nanoparticles. The nanoparticles synthesized were characterized using Atomic Force Microscope, Scanning Electron Microscope and Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. As part of the programme on development of eco-friendly antifouling coatings, twenty species of seaweeds collected from Palk Strait, Tamil Nadu coast are being screened for organic compounds with antifouling properties.
Actinomycetes isolated

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Marine Bioinformatics
Systematic classication of 143 marine crustaceans was made available under the marine taxonomic tree. Phylogenetic tree of 184 crustaceans were analyzed using Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI1) gene. Outer Membrane Proteins (OMP) for six biolm forming bacteria was analyzed using amino acid compositions.

Crustacean COI 1 phylogenetic tree

Amino acid percentage in bacterial OMPs

Development and Deployment of Articial Reef


As a part of UNDP sponsored project of the Department of Fisheries, Government of Orissa, site selection cum pre-deployment survey in selected locations, namely, Sana Aryapalli, Penthakata and Chandrabhaga were completed. MS mould for Dierent types of Solar powered, LED Articial Reef structure beacon lighting construction of articial reef was designed and fabricated. Further works towards the deployment of articial reef in Orissa coast are in progress. A low cost solar powered LED beacon light was developed indigenously for use in articial reef area marker buoys, Fish Aggregating Devices and sh cages.

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National Project on Development of Potential Drugs from Ocean (DPDO)

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Screening for antibacterial activity was carried out for extracts of various samples collected by NIOT. A total of 184 samples received from various collaborating laboratories were tested for antibacterial activity. Twenty eight strains of deep sea (2045 m) bacteria were isolated from water and sediment samples collected by Remotely Operable Submersible (ROSUB) of NIOT. Thirty strains of deep sea bacteria were also isolated from the sediment and water from 750 -1000 m depth from the Arabian Sea as part of the joint cruise carried out with CMLRE onboard FORV Sagar Sampada (cruise No 272). Molecular phylogenetic analysis of isolates by 16S rDNA is in progress. A total of 28 strains were isolated from the surface, deep-sea water and deep sea sediment samples, collected o Ennore at ~2000 to 3000m depth, to screen for potential antimicrobial substances. Characterization of Agarolytic and chitinolytic bacteria isolated from Chidiyatappu and Wandoor beaches is in progress.

National Project of Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System


Seasonal sampling from various stations within Port Blair Bay of the South Andaman was carried out. Physicochemical and biological parameters of seawater samples were analyzed and report was submi ed. The suspended solid concentration, nitrite, nitrate, ammonia, total nitrogen, inorganic phosphate, total phosphorus and silicate concentration were found to be higher in samples collected during June 2009 compared to the samples collected in March 2009. Phytoplankton density and diversity were higher during the month of March 2009 than June 2009. Participated in regular inter-calibration exercise for nitrate and phosphate conducted by ICMAM-PD, Chennai.

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COASTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

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COASTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING


Coastal and Environmental Engineering (CEE) group aims to bring the state of the art technology in coastal/oshore infrastructure development and provide time bound, cost eective and environment friendly solutions. Equipped with the right blend of infrastructure, technology and expertise, the group excels in time-bound project planning, eld observation and modeling. The group handles plan projects with long term interest as well as consultancy projects required for industrial application. Five consultancy projects undertaken by the group has been completed and submi ed the nal report to the concerned authority. The Plan projects handled by CEE group are as follows: Establishment of Coastal HF Radars Network under tsunami Early Warning System Demonstration of Shore Protection Measures through Pilot Projects and Technical Criteria Atlas The group has undertaken a new long-term consultancy project namely Kalpasar in Gulf of Khambhat for State government of Gujarat. The project aims at construction of a dam across gulf to impound the water of Narmada river which otherwise drains into Arabian Sea. NIOT has been identied as the nodal agency to undertake all engineering investigation and modeling requirements. Another project undertook during the reporting period is Feasibility study of Marine Terminal o Cheyyur and marine EIA Studies for Cheyyur Ultra Mega Power Project.

Engineering Investigations for the Kalpasar Project of the Government of Gujarat


An agreement was signed between Kalpasar Department and NIOT in February 2010 for carrying out seabed investigations and bathymetric surveys in gulf of Khambhat. The project is essentially a multi-disciplinary activity and is envisaged under four components Geophysical survey for Revised dam corridor Bathymetric survey in gulf of Kambhat- Northern portion Bathymetric survey in gulf of Kambhat- Southern portion Numerical Model studies for hydrodynamics and Sedimentation in Gulf of Khambhat. The installation of observatories and other preparatory works are in progress. The survey will commence in the month of October 2010.

Establishment of Coastal HF Radar Network under Tsunami Early Warning System


Installation of all the ten HF Radar systems has been done at various regions along the Indian coast. Eight stations are continuously operational and online data is received at INCOIS, Hyderabad and at NIOT. Test run at Port Blair and

Status of Coastal HF Radar Network

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Hut Bay sites are successfully completed and would be functional by May 2010. The response in ocean circulation associated with the passage of Cyclone Ward (11th to 14th December 2009) is captured by the HF Radar stations along the east coast of India.

Technical Criteria Atlas


The objective of the plan project Technical criteria Atlas is to provide ready reference for parameters like current, wave, water level in terms of return period/ extreme values along the Indian coast at selected locations along Indian coast. The updation of the secondary database, renement of the model setup and sensitivity analysis of various modules are carried out. The preliminary model results are validated with available measurements. Based on the results the model setup is rened and carried out the sensitivity analysis. Test runs are carried out with varying model parameters (white cap parameters, bo om friction etc.) and identied a region specic value for each parameter at specic locations. Wave model exhibited be er 15 results with NCEP wind 3 compared to that of NCDC 12 blended sea winds. Hence 9 2 a database is prepared with 6 available NCEP winds and 1 X-Buoy 3 X-Model the model runs are carried 0 0 out with updated wind. 0 50 100 150 200 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 Return Period (Year) Freq. (Hz) Preliminary model results are Comparison of the wave spectrum and return period between buoy data and model output validated (wave parameters, wave spectrum and tide) using NIOT moored buoy/tide gauge data. The major achievements are given below:
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Secondary data base is updated with NCEP wind data, Sea ice and carried out various model simulations. The cyclone track database is prepared as part of Storm surge model. Extreme wave analysis is carried out using Gumbel and Weibul distribution. The results are compared with NIOT moored buoy observations. The eld measurement for validating the model results are in progress at one location.

Sediment Characterization using Sonars (SCS)


This project has been formulated as a sub-component under the veyear plan project Sustainable Shoreline Management (SSM). For a proper implementation of the project, a strategy has been chalked out. It includes interaction with prominent researchers in the relevant areas, in order to have collaboration with them. Preparation of proposals for collaboration has been in progress and dra documents have been

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submi ed to the researchers at IITB, NIO and NPOL for further action to be taken. Comparison studies have been planned as part of the project for its evaluation as and when it gets completed.

Consultancy Projects Establishment of a Port Monitoring System at Pipavav Port in Gujarat


As per the request of Gujarat Pipavav Port Limited (GPPL), National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) proposed to setup and maintains a long term Port Monitoring System (PMS). The scheme was planned to include observations of wave, tide, and current in the vicinity of port along with periodical bathymetry surveys to quantify the sedimentation within the port limits. At present, tide and current observations are available online and can be accessed from Internet at h p://pmsystem.niot.res.in/. A bathymetry survey was carried out, in December 2009, which forms the rst part of the periodical surveys in the pipeline, to study the sedimentation within the port limits.

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Geophysical Site Investigation for Testing of Autonomous Coring System o Chennai


The Autonomous Coring System (ACS), which is being developed by Submersibles and Gas Hydrates (S&GH) group of NIOT, needs to be tested in shallow-water sea conditions. A geophysical site investigation was formulated, in association with S&GH group, to nd a suitable location for the testing of ACS o Chennai. The data-acquisition was carried out on board one of the coastal research vessels provided by VMC. The data was processed and a report was submi ed to S&GH group a er incorporating their comments. The results from the testing of the Autonomous Coring System will be served as the evaluation of the program, which may be taken up in due course.

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VESSEL MANAGEMENT CELL

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VESSEL MANAGEMENT CELL


This cell has the mandate to Operate, Maintain and Manage the following Research Vessels Coastal Research Vessels (CRV) Sagar Purvi and Sagar Paschimi Ocean Research cum Buoy Tender Vessel (BTV) Sagar Manjusha. Technology Demonstration Vessel (TDV) Sagar Nidhi. The two coastal research vessels Sagar Purvi and Paschimi are used for the implementation of the Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System (COMAPS) and Integrated Coastal and Marine Area Management (ICMAM) programmes of the Ministry of Earth Sciences and to provide services to the other agencies like universities and research institutes for surveys and data collection. The Buoy Tender Vessel Sagar Manjusha is involved in the Ocean observation systems programme and other projects of the NIOT such as Desalination (LTTD) etc., and also supports other institutes such as NIO-Goa, NPOL-Cochin etc. The Technology Demonstration Vessel Sagar Nidhi caters to the ongoing and the new programmes of the MoES such as Deep sea mining, Remotely Operable Vehicle, Ocean observation systems etc and acts as support platform for the various research activities planned by the Department.

Major Accomplishment of VMC from April 2009- March 2010


Sagar Nidhi was deployed for Southern Ocean Expedition Antarctica and it crossed Antarctic Circle 66 30 S along 58 39 E on the 16th Feb 2010 at 1945 hrs IST thus becoming the First Indian Flag Vessel to achieve this. Later at 2023 hrs IST the vessel carried out all the scientic operations as planned at 66 35 S, 58 39 E and completed them at 0300 hrs on 17th Feb 2010. The sta/scientists saluted the Tricolour from Antarctica region. NIOT scientist also took part in the expedition. Sagar Manjusha was deployed for Supra Project of NIO, Goa which involved mooring of ADCP, data collection and retrieval of ADCP for servicing. Sagar Purvi was deployed for NIO, Goa for surface water Isotope nger printing in 20 m water depth and investigation of all parameters between Pamban to Goa

Swath Bathymetry Survey of the Exclusive Economic Zone of India


The project objective is to prepare a comprehensive Bathymetric Map of Exclusive Economic Zone of India across the Eastern coast between 10m water depth and 500m water depth. The bathymetry map will serve as a base map for oceanographic researchers, communication purpose, defence, navigation sectors etc.

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Total Area of Survey Conducted so far


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COMPUTATIONAL FACILITIES
The activities undertaken by Computer Maintenance Cell (CMC) mainly focus on timely maintenance of systems and peripherals. The group has the expertise in System Maintenance, So ware Development, Networking and Database Administration. CMC strives to minimize the downtime of Computers, Peripherals, Network and Servers Achieve downtime completion rate of 75% on time.

Major Accomplishments During the Year


A new process of integration of Boom barrier and Biometric A endance system was started. Biometric systems is proposed to be installed in all buildings Network connectivity established between NIOT main building and Gate / Guest house Development and Maintenance of NIOTs website. Regarding Integrated Oce Automation system some of the modules have been developed and testing has been done and the feedback was given to the Vendor. Development of online application for recruitment started. Online submission of reports for planning and management through intranet has been implemented.

CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT (Estate and Maintenance)


Solid Waste Management:
Estate & Maintenance is maintaining 2 lakh sq. . of lawn area, 5000 nos. of trees and 50000 nos. of shrubs in NIOT Campus. During the maintenance, falling of trees leaves, trimming of shrubs and lawns are considered as one of the solid wastes. These wastes are used for Vermi culture process to compost the solid wastes.

Vermiculture means articial rearing or cultivation of worms (Earthworms). Vermicompost is the excreta of earthworm, which is rich in humus. Earthworms eat cow dung or farm yard manure along with other farm wastes and convert it into vermicompost.

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Earthworms not only convert garbage into valuable manure but keep the environment healthy. Conversion of garbage by earthworms into compost and the multiplication of earthworms are simple process and can be easily handled.

Earthworms (African)

Till last year Estate & Maintenance was purchasing vermicompost from various sources like Tamilnadu Horticulture Development Department. Presently, Estate & Maintenance is preparing the manure using vermiculture method through Self Help Group at NIOT Campus.

Compost harvesting by Self Help Group

By this process, the solid wastes are reduced, quality manure is obtained and save the environment from pollution.

BILATERAL / INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES


Experimental Design Bureau of Oceanological Engineering (EDBOE), Moscow, Russia for development of ROSUB. Williamson and Associates for development of Autonomous Coring System

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OTHER ACTIVITIES
Implementation of Hindi
The ocial language implementation commi ee, constituted by the Director, NIOT held its quarterly meetings regularly during the plan year 2009-10. The commi ee with the Director as its chairman discussed various issues related to the implementation of ocial language in NIOT.

Inspection on NIOT by Sub-commi ee of Parliament on Ocial Language at Chennai

The following actions were taken towards the implementation of the ocial language at NIOT Conducting Ocial Language implementation commi ee meetings regularly Constituting/reconstituting Hindi advisory commi ee as and when required Purchase of Hindi books, dictionaries, glossaries and reference literatures and other books as per the prescribed targets Stationery items printed bilingually i.e., Hindi and English Hindi Diwas was celebrated and competitions were held on 14/09/2009. Hindi lecture was delivered by Dr.D.D.Ozha on 3rd February 2010 Hindi Parliamentary sub-commi ee have assessed and appreciated the work done by NIOT. A ended all TOLIC meetings conducted by Southern Railway. Two Assistants had undergone training in Hindi Shorthand and Typing

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ISO CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME


ISO cell of NIOT implemented ISO 9001: 2008 standards which gives the requirements for quality management systems, established as the globally implemented standard for providing assurance about the ability to satisfy quality requirements and to enhance customer satisfaction in suppliercustomer relationships. Two internal audits were conducted during April 2009 and Feb 2010. Also, audit ndings were reviewed in Management Review Commi ee (MRC) meetings held on June 2009 & March 2010. Recertication Audit was done by TUV SUD South Asia private Limited on ISO 9001:2008 standards during March 2010 and successfully got recertication valid for 3 years, eective from September 2009.

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CONFERENCES / WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED BY THE GROUP

ISOPE 2009
8th Ocean Mining Symposium was organized at NIOT jointly with International Society for Polar and Ocean Engineers (ISOPE) during September 2009.

CII
A workshop was held with industries in association with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) on 16th February 2010 in NIOT Campus. A technical visit was organized for the CII members to the LTTD plant at NCTPS.

RALBAM 2010
International Conference on Recent Advances in Lobster Biology Aquaculture & Management (RALBAM 2010) was organized at the NIOT Conference Centre Sagar Sangamam during 5-8 January 2010. Twenty-six foreign delegates and 79 Indian delegates participated and made 41 oral presentations and 21 postal presentations.

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WOMENS DAY CELEBRATION


Womens day was celebrated on 8th March 2010 at NIOT. The events like skit, talk show, anthakshari, quiz were conducted during womens day celebration. Self Help group women of NIOT were also invited for Rangoli competition and the prizes were distributed to the winners.

Prize distribution

Women at NIOT

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PUBLICATIONS IN JOURNALS
Ragunathan C, Mehmuna Begum A, Sivaperuman C, Kirubagaran R, 2009 Diversity of oceanic zooplankton in Andaman Sea, Nature Environment and Pollution Technology 6: 635-644. Sangeetha R, Ravi Kumar, Venkatesan R, Mukesh Doble, Vedaprakash L, Kruparatnam K, Lakshmi R, Dineshram, 2009 Understanding the structure of the adhesive plaque of Amphibalanus reticulates, Materials Science and Engineering C, 30: 112-119. Magesh Peter D, Mehumuna B, Mary Leema Thilakam J, Vinith Kumar N.V, Kirubagaran R, Kathiroli S, 2009 Microalgal occulation of Chlorella vulgaris by alteration of pH, International Journal on Applied Bioengineering 3: 30-34. Ganesh Kumar A, Swarnalatha S, Kamatchi P, Kirubagaran R, Perinmbam K, Sekaran G, 2009 Immobilization of proteolytic enzyme on highly porous activated carbon derived from rice bran, J. Porous Materials (Springer) 16: 439-445. Karthikayalu S, Rama V, Kirubagaran R, Venkatesan R, 2010 Hemolytic toxin from the so coral Sarcophyton trocheliophorum: isolation and physiological characterization, J. Venom. Anim. Toxins incl. Trop. Dis. (SciELO, Brazil) 16: 107-120. Rasheeda M. K, Kagawa H, Kirubagaran R, Du a-Gupta A, Senthilkumaran B, 2010 Cloning, expression and enzyme activity analysis of testicular 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase during seasonal cycle and a er hCG induction in air-breathing catsh Clarias gariepinus, J. Steroid Biochem. Mol. Biol. (Elsevier) 120: 1-10. Sureshbabu N, Kirubagaran R, Jayakumar R, 2010 Lipid induced conformational transition of Amyloid beta peptide fragments, J. of Molecular Neuroscience (Springer) 41: 368-382. Santhanakumar J, Vinithkumar N.V, Dharani G, Magesh Peter D, Abdul Nazar A.K, Kirubagaran R, Venkatesan R, Kathiroli S, 2010 Zooplankton abundance and diversity in Andaman Nicobar islands, India, Recent Trends in Biodiversity of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: pp. 131-140 (Published by the Director, Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata).

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PAPERS PRESENTED IN CONFERENCES


Manecius Selvakumar J, Ramesh R, Subramanian A.N, Sathianarayanan D, Harikrishnan G, Jayakumar V K, Muthukumaran D, Murugesan M, Chandresekaran E, Elangovan, Doss Prakash V, Vadivelan A, Radhakrishnan M, Ramesh S, Ramadass G A, Atmanand M A, Sergey Sukonkin, Amiragov Alexey, Technology tool for deep ocean exploration Remotely Operated Vehicle, paper accepted for Twentieth International Oshore (Ocean) and Polar Engineering Conference 2010, Being, China Phani Kumar V Sistla, Venkatesan G, Purnima Jalihal, Kathiroli S, Low Temperature Thermal Desalination Plants ISOPE; Ocean Mining Symposium held at NIOT on 20-24 September 2009. Atmanand M.A, Developmental Studies on the use of Positive Displacement Pumps for Li ing Manganese Nodules from the Deep Oceans, Proc. of the International Symposium on Deep Ocean Li ing Technology, Seoul, Korea (2009), pp. 87-105 Amudha K, Rajesh S, Ramesh N R, Muthukrishna Babu, Raju Abraham, Deepak.C R, Atmanand M.A., Development and Testing of Remotely Operated Articial Nodule Laying System at 500 m water depth, Proc. of the Eighth ISOPE Ocean Mining Symposium (2009), Chennai, India, pp.233-238. Muthuvel P, Rajesh S, Nidhi V, Vishwanath B.O, Sasikala T, Jayanthi K, Data Acquisition and Measurement for Deep sea mining vehicle, Proc. of International Symposium on Ocean Electronics SYMPOL 2009, pp 167-172. Sundararajan S, Rajaguru S, Prince Prakash Jeba kumar, Karuppusamy, Ragumaran S and Jena B.K., Studies on water quality, hydrographic and biodiversity at Visakhapatnam harbour and Oshore, National Conference on Climate Change and Future Security, Loyola College, Chennai, 8-9 January 2010. Sundararajan S, Ragumaran S, Rajaguru S, and Prince Prakash Jeba Kumar, Inuence of Urbanization and Industrialization on marine water quality along the coast of Chennai city, South India, National Conference on Coastal Processes, Resources and Management, CESS, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 5 -7 February 2010. Jossia Joseph K, Jena B K, Identication of suitable wave spectra along the Indian coast, Joint Indo-Brazilian Workshop on Modeling of Coastal Processes for Shoreline Management, NIOT Chennai, 23-25 March 2010. Ramya Balaji, Vaya Ravichandran, Kirubagaran R, 2010 Possible impacts of organometal pollution on developmental stages of lobsters: A review, presented during the International Conference on Recent Advances in Lobster Biology, Aquaculture and Management held at the NIOT, Chennai, 5-8 January 2010. Rajaguru S, Sundararajan S, Prince Prakash Jeba Kumar, Ragumaran S, Jena B K, Venkata Rao D, Enrichment of Ocean surface by articial upwelling for plankton growth in Climate change mitigation - an Innovative, International Conference on Climate Change and Developing countries, Centre for Environment Education and Technology, Ko ayam, Kerala, 19 - 22 February 2010. Sasisekaran B, Banahalli An Iron Age Wootz Steel Production Centre, The Seventh International Conference on The Beginnings of the Use of Metals and Alloys (BUMA-VII), National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India, 13-17 September 2009.

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Ranga Rao V, Jena B K, Patnaik A K, Reddy N T, Ramu C H V, Manikandan M, Venkatraghavan S, Studies on hydrodynamic behaviour of Kakinada bay region: a case study in view of developmental activities of the region, Joint Indo-Brazilian Workshop on Modeling of Coastal Processes for Shoreline Management, NIOT, Chennai, 23-25 March 2010. Ranga Rao V M, Madan M, Samal R N, Pa naik A K, Jena B K, Reddy N T, Subhasis P, Manikandan M, Venkatraghavan S, A study on inlet dynamics in relation to improving the ushing capacity of the chilka lake, a tropical lagoon on north-east coast of India, Joint Indo-Brazilian Workshop on Modeling of Coastal Processes for Shoreline Management, NIOT Chennai, 23-25 March 2010. Sanjana M C, Latha G, Rajendran V, Vertical Coherence of Ambient noise in shallow waters of Bay of Bengal, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Ocean Electronics SYMPOL 2009, 18-20 November 2009. Raju Abraham, Analytical studies of horizontal tube falling lm heat transfer enhancement for Multi Eect Desalination (MED) by thermal spray coating, presented in InDA-APDA Conference on Desalination and Water Purication, Chennai,10 12 March 2010. Anbarasu M, Kirubagaran R, Vinithkumar N V, 2010 Diet and eyestalk ablation induced changes in lipid and fa y acid composition of Panulirus homarus, presented during the International Conference on Recent Advances in Lobster Biology, Aquaculture and Management held at the NIOT, Chennai, 5-8 January 2010. Dharani G, Annapoorna Maitrayee G, Yamini Lakshmi K, Karthikayalu S, Kumar T S, Anbarasu M, Vayakumaran M, Kirubagaran R, 2010 Intra and interspecic restriction fragment length polymorphism in mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I gene in six species of spiny lobster of the genus Panulirus from Indian coast, presented during the International Conference on Recent Advances in Lobster Biology, Aquaculture and Management held at the NIOT, Chennai, 5-8 January 2010. Dilip Kumar Jha, Vayakumaran M, Senthil Murugan T, Santhanakumar J, Kumar T S, Vinithkumar N V, Kirubagaran R, 2010 Survival and growth of early phyllosoma stages of Panulirus homarus under dierent salinity regimes, presented during the International Conference on Recent Advances in Lobster Biology, Aquaculture and Management held at the NIOT, Chennai, 5-8 January 2010. Dilip Kumar Jha, Vinithkumar N V, Santhana kumar J, Abdul Nazar A K, Kirubagaran R, 2010 Post Tsunami Coral Reef Resource Assessment in Pongi Balu Coast, South Andaman Islands using GIS Techniques, presented in National conference on Climate Change: Coastal Ecosystem held at Space Application Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 4-6 February 2010. Ganesh Kumar A, Baskar B, Santhanakumar J, Vinithkumar N V, Subramoniam T, Vayakumaran M, Kirubagaran R, 2010 Comparative study on intestinal microbial community of lab reared and wild Panulirus versicolor (Latreille, 1804), presented during the International Conference on Recent Advances in Lobster Biology, Aquaculture and Management held at the NIOT, Chennai, 5-8 January 2010. Jayagopal P, Vayakumaran M, 2010 Studies on Stress during Live Transport of Spiny Lobsters Panulirus sp, presented during the International Conference on Recent Advances in Lobster Biology, Aquaculture and Management held at the NIOT, Chennai, 5-8 January 2010.

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Kumar T S, Dilip Kumar Jha, Syed Jahan S, Dharani G, Abdul Nazar A K, Sakthivel M, Alagarraaja K, Vayakumaran M, Kirubagaran R, 2010 Spiny lobster resources in Andaman Islands, presented during the International Conference on Recent Advances in Lobster Biology, Aquaculture and Management held at the NIOT, Chennai, 5-8 January 2010. Magesh Peter D, Kirubagaran R, Inbakandan D, Balu Daniel, Mary Leema Thilkam J, Dharani G, Vinithkumar N V, Subramoniam T, Vayakumaran M, Atmanand M A, 2010 Changes in the biochemical composition during the molting cycle in Panulirus homarus (Linnaeus, 1758), presented during the International Conference on Recent Advances in Lobster Biology, Aquaculture and Management held at the NIOT, Chennai, 5-8 January 2010. Mary Leema Thilakam J, Vayakumaran M, Kirubagaran R, 2010 Eects of artemia enrichment with microalgae on the survival and growth of phyllosoma of the spiny lobster, Panulirus homarus, presented during the International Conference on Recent Advances in Lobster Biology, Aquaculture and Management held at the NIOT, Chennai, 5-8 January 2010. Mary Leema Thilakam J, Kirubagaran R, Vayakumaran M, Remany M C, Kumar T S, Babu T D, 2010 Eects of intrinsic and extrinsic factors on the hemocyte prole of the Indian spiny lobster, Panulirus homarus (Linnaeus, 1758) under controlled conditions, presented during the International Conference on Recent Advances in Lobster Biology, Aquaculture and Management held at the NIOT, Chennai, 5-8 January 2010. Mehmuna Begum A, Dilip Kumar Jha, Vinithkumar N V, Apurba Kumar Das, Kirubagaran R, 2010 Preliminary study on physico-chemical and biological parameters of coastal water of Treis Island, Li le Nicobar, India, presented during the National seminar on Applied Chemistry in Marine Sciences: Current and future trends and Annual General Body Meeting 2010 of Indian Society of Applied Geochemists (ISAG), Hyderabad, held at the Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology, Pondicherry University, Port Blair 744103, 24-25 February 2010. Mehmuna Begum A, Vinithkumar N V, Mohan P M, Dhivya P, Kirubagaran R, 2009 Spatial distribution pa ern of Phytoplankton in relation to nutrients availability in the oshore waters of Andaman Sea, India, Abstract National Symposium on Recent Advances in Biodiversity of Indian subcontinent, pp. 36. Muthukumar S, Anbarasu M, Vinithkumar N V, Vayakumaran M, Kirubagaran R, 2010 Systematics and phylogenetics of lobsters: a bioinformatics approach, presented during the International Conference on Recent Advances in Lobster Biology, Aquaculture and Management held at the NIOT, Chennai, 5-8 January 2010. Muthukumar S, Vayakumaran M, Kirubagaran R, Subramoniam T, 2009 A study on the phylogenetics of crustacean vitellogenins, presented during the International Conference on Darwinism-A Sesquicentennial celebration held at Karnataka University, Dharwad, 14-16 September 2009. Rasheeda M K, Anbarasu M, Vedaprakash L, Vayakumaran M, Subramoniam T, Kirubagaran R, 2010 Immunological evidence for the presence of putative cytochrome P450 aromatase in Panulirus homarus, presented during the International Conference on Recent Advances in Lobster Biology, Aquaculture and Management held at the NIOT, Chennai, 5-8 January 2010.

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Remany M C, Santhanakumar J, Senthilmurugan T, Dharani G, Vayakumaran M, Vinithkumar N V, Kirubagaran R, 2010 Evaluation of a commercial pelletized feed (shrimp feed) and semi moist feed on growth performance of spiny lobster Panulirus homarus (Linnaeus, 1758), presented during the International Conference on Recent Advances in Lobster Biology, Aquaculture and Management held at the NIOT, Chennai, 5-8 January 2010. Subramoniam T, Kirubagaran R, 2010 Endocrine regulation of egg maturation and molting in lobsters, presented during the International Conference on Recent Advances in Lobster Biology, Aquaculture and Management held at the NIOT, Chennai, 5-8 January 2010. Subramoniam T, Kirubagaran R, 2010 Advances in endocrine control of reproduction and moulting in lobsters, presented during the International Conference on Recent Advances in Lobster Biology, Aquaculture and Management held at the NIOT, Chennai, 5-8 January 2010. Roy T S C, Kumar T S, Peter D M, 2010 Identication of Alternate Commercially Important Lobster Species from the Waters of Ritchies Archipelago, Andamans, presented during the International Conference on Recent Advances in Lobster Biology, Aquaculture and Management held at the NIOT, Chennai, 5-8 January 2010. Venkateshwaran P, Mehmuna Begum A, Angelin Ponmalar A, Vinithkumar N V, Kirubagaran R, 2010 Physicochemical, biological and heterotrophic bacterial population status of Minnie Bay waters associated with the non-toxic green bioluminescent Noctiluca scintillans bloom, presented at National Seminar on Applied Chemistry in Marine Sciences: Current and Future Trends conducted by Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology, Pondicherry University, Andaman, 24-25 February 2010. Vayakumaran M, Dharani G, Kirubagaran R, 2010 Lobster farming potential in India, presented during the International Conference on Recent Advances in Lobster Biology, Aquaculture and Management held at the NIOT, Chennai, 5-8 January 2010. Vayakumaran M, Anbarasu M, Kumar T S, 2010 What Helps Tropical Spiny Lobsters to Grow Be er in Communal Rearing Physical or Chemical Interactions?, presented during the International Conference on Recent Advances in Lobster Biology, Aquaculture and Management held at the NIOT, Chennai, 5-8 January 2010.

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DEPUTATION ABROAD
Dr. M.A.Atmanand, Mr. C.R.Deepak and Mr. P.Muthuvel. Participated and presented a paper in the International Symposium of Deep Ocean Li ing Technology, Seol, Korea (2009) and technology feasibility visit to Korean Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) Dr. D.Sathia Narayanan, Shri. R.Ramesh, and Shri. M.Murugesh, deputed to Sea le, USA for First Integrated Parking Lot Test for of Autonomous Coring System from 25th May 2009 to 22nd June 2009. Shri. Manecius Selvakumar and Shri. A.N. Subramanian deputed to Sea le, USA for First Puget Sound Sea Trial for Autonomous Coring System from 27th June 2009 to 25th July 2009. Dr. Rajat Roy Chaudhury, and Shri. Ram Agarwal, deputed to Sea le, USA for First Puget Sound Sea Trial for Autonomous Coring System from 28th June 2009 to 16th July 2009. Dr. G.A.Ramadass, and Dr. S.Ramesh, deputed to Sea le, USA for Second trial at Puget Sound for Autonomous Coring System from 9th August 2009 to 19th August 2009. Dr. G.A.Ramadass, deputed to USA for third Shallow Water Sea trial of ACS from 7th December to 18th December 2009. Dr. G.Latha, participated and presented a paper in the 5th International Conference on Asian and Pacic Coasts, APAC 2009, in Singapore during 13-16 October 2009. Shri A.N.Subramanian and Shri N.R. Ramesh deputed to UK for ACS Umbilical Cable testing from 13th December to 20th December 2009. Dr. B.K.Jena a ended the International training programme (ITP) on marine management Good Governance in Practice, organized by the Swedish International Development Cooperation agency (SIDA). The rst session was conducted at Sweden during 9th March to 1st April 2009, followed by the second session during 4 10 October 2009 at Vietnam

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MEMBERSHIP IN COMMITTEES
Dr.M.A.Atmanand Senior Member, IEEE Executive Commi ee Member, IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, India Council Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India) Member of Governing Council, INCOIS, Hyderabad Member of Academic Council, Anna University, Chennai Member on the rst court of the Indian Maritime University, Chennai Dr.G.A.Ramadass Member, IEEE Secretary, IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, India Chapter Dr.Dhilsha Rajapan Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) Member, Acoustic Society of America Life Member, Acoustic Society of India Life Member, Magnetic Society of India Dr.K.M.Sivakholundu Member, Expert in the Technical Commi ee regarding procurement of Multibeam / Swath system and other latest state of art instruments for Kolkata Port Trust. [KoPT] Chairman, Technical Evaluation Commi ee for upgradation of Multibeam echo sounder for Sagar Sankalp of National Institute of Oceanography. Member of Technical Evaluation Commi ee of upgradation of hydrographic survey spread. [KoPT] Dr.G.Latha Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) Member, Acoustic Society of America Member, Subject Expert Commi ee on Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Women Scientist Scheme, DST, GOI Mr. D.Rajasekhar Member Secretary, JSTAC Member Expert Commi ee, Polar ship acquisition for NCAOR Member Expert Commi ee, Drill ships acquisition for GSI Expert Member, Salvage of River Princess, grounded ship o Goa Mr.C.R.Deepak Member, IEEE Treasurer, IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, India Chapter Dr.S.Ramesh Member, IGCP (International Geological Correlation Program) 495

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Mrs.Vaya Ravichandran Member (Ports Wing), Constituted by Ministry of Shipping (Road, Transport and Highways), Department of Shipping, New Delhi, Government of India. Mr.P. Muthuvel Member, IEEE Mr.S.Muthukrishna Babu Member, IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, India Chapter Member, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Member, IEEE Power Electronics Society Mr.Shibu Jacob Member, IEEE Mrs.K.Chithra Member, IEEE Mrs.A.Malarkodi Member, IEEE Ms.K.Amudha Member, IEEE Mr.S.Rajesh Member, IEEE

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HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT (HRD)


HRD organized various training programmes in house in addition to deputing the sta members of NIOT both in scientic and administrative level training. About 38 sta members were deputed to a end conferences and workshops and 46 sta members a ended dierent external training programmes. Altogether 50 students carried out project works as 24 batches in various project groups of NIOT. In addition to that 13 students have undergone in plant training in the institute. In order to enhance the general techno-social awareness for sta of NIOT, the series of Extra Mural Lectures (EML) were initiated this year. Prof M.S.Ananth, Director, IIT delivered the rst EML on 10th Feb 2010 on the topic Higher Education-Some India Centric Thoughts. The talk followed by the interactions was well appreciated.

Conference / Workshop Underwent by NIOT Scientists and Technical Sta


Name of the Sta Training Programme Darwinism A Sesquicentennial Celebration Conducted by Duration 14.09.09 to 17.09.09

Mr. S.Muthukumar

Karnatak University, Dharwad

Ms. S.Sitalakshmi Ms. A.S.Vayalakshmi

Purchase Management

All India Manufacturers Organization, Chennai

22.10.09 to 24.10.09

Dr. K.M.Sivakholundu

Capacity Building of Scientists and Technologists on Technology Diplomacy Communication and Presentation Skills for Women Scientists International Conference of 10th Biennial Symposium on Ocean Electronics 2006 (SYMPOL 2009) Biotechnological Advances in Fish Disease Diagnosis and Health Management Workshop on Accounting Standards and Interpretation of Accounts Advanced Techno -Management Programme for Middle-Level Scientist

CUTS International Consumer Unity & Trust Society, Jaipur

02.11.09 to 06.11.09

Dr. M.Kalyani

Xavier Institute of Management, 16.11.09 to Bhubaneshwar 21.11.09

Mr. P.Muthuvel

Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin.

18.11.09 to 20.11.09

Mr. J.Santhanakumar

FCRI, TANUVAS, Thoothukudi-628 008.

18.11.09 to 08.12.09

Ms. R.Rathikumari Ms. G.Hemavathi

Prasam Institute of Statutory 17.12.09 to Rules, Basavanagudi, Bangalore 18.12.09

Mr. P. R.Rajesh

Administrative Sta College of India, Hella Vista, Hyderabad

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Name of the Sta Dr. S.Sundararajan Dr. S.Rajaguru Mr. S.Ragumaran Mr. Ohm Kumar

Training Programme Climate Change and Future Security High Resolution Aerospace Image Analysis for GEOHAZAD Assessment. INCOIS-NOAA Training Workshop on Wave Modeling using WAVEWATCH

Conducted by Loyola Institute of Frontier Energy, Chennai

Duration 08.01.10 to 09.01.10 25.01.10 to 12.02.10 26.01.10 to 29.01.10 03.02.10 to 04.02.10 05.02.10 to 06.02.10

IIRS, Dehradun

Ms. Jossia Joseph Mr. A.Arunakumar Dr. M.C.Sanjana Ms. J.Vimala

III and SWAN. INCOIS, Hyderabad.

National Institute of Indo-US Workshop on Shallow Oceanography, Dona Paula, Water Acoustics Goa Purchase Procedure & File Management International Welding Symposium and Thermal Spray Workshop International Conference on Climate Change and Developing Countries MoES, Delhi

Mr. S.Krishna Mohan

Mr. Raju Abraham Mr. T. R.Sunilkumar

Bombay Exhibition Centre, Gorgaon (E), Mumbai 63 Centre for Environmental Education and Technology, Ko ayam

11.02.10

Dr. S.Rajaguru Mr. Raju Abraham Dr. S.V.S.Phani Kumar Mr. D.Balaji Mr. V.Samson Packiaraj Raphael Mr. K.Mullaivendhan Mr. Biren Pa anaik

19.02.10 to 22.02.10

InDA-APDA Conference on Desalination Water Purication

BARC, Mumbai

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Training Undergone by NIOT Scientists and Technical Sta


Name of the Sta Mr. G.Dandis Ananda kumar Mr. S.Gopalakrishnan Mr. S.Sasikumar Dr. T.Nallathambi Training Programme Telescopic Crane and Forkli Operation Remote Sensing and GIS for Environmental Monitoring Conducted by Hi-Tech Academy Engineering, Thrissur Duration

04.05.09 to 15.06.09

Anna University, Chennai 600 025. Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras Aeronautical Society of India, Bangalore

18.05.09 to 06.06.09

Mr. R.Dinesh Ram Mr. M.Anbarasu

Animal Tissue Culture

20.07.09 to 24.07.09

Mr. Shibu Jacob

Vibration Testing

23.07.09 to 24.07.09

Dr. G.A.Ramadass

Institute of Public The Right to Information Administration, Act Bangalore Parsam Institute Vigilance and of Statutory Rules, Disciplinary Proceedings Bangalore Income Tax Recent Budget Issues All India Manufacturers Organization, Chennai

24.07.09 to 25.07.09

Mr. S.Krishnamohan

18.08.09 to 20.08.09

Ms. K.Vayalakshmi Mr. M.Vadivelu Mr. K.Mullaivendhan Mr. R.Sridharan Mr. A.Karthikeyan Mr. G.Chandrasekar Mr. S.Sudhakar Mr. L.Arokia Prabhu

29.08.09

Occupational Health and Safety Equipments

SIDCO Industrial Estate, Chennai

25.09.09

Dr. G.Dharani

Planet Scuba Indias Instructor Development Instructor Training and Instructor Exam Facility, Prot Blair, Padi Andaman Islands. General Management Programme for Senior Women Scientist Administrative Sta College of India, Hyderabad

12.11.09 to 30.11.09

Mrs. Vaya Ravichandran

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Name of the Sta

Training Programme

Conducted by

Duration

Mr. S.A.Sheik Meeran Mohideen

Introduction to ArcGIS 9 (All 3 parts) ver.9.3

Indian Geoinformatics Centre, Chennai

4.12.09 to 11.12.09

Mr. K. Mullaivendhan Mr. Biren Pa anaik Mr. C.Muthukumar Mr. V.Pandurangan Mr. K.Mullaivendhan Mr. A.A.Gnanaraj

Training course on Wind Energy Technology

Centre for Wind Energy Technology, Chennai.

09.12.09 to 11.12.09

Oshore Structures

Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai

14.12.09 to 18.12.09

Mr. Junaid Ahmed

Export & Import Management 5 S Work Place Maintenance & Total Productive Maintenance

All India Manufacturers Organization, Chennai

19.12.09

Mr. M.Athiyaman

Advanced Training Institute, Guindy

04.01.10 to 08.01.10

Mr. N.Anand

Electrical & Electronics

Advanced Training Institute, Guindy

11.01.10

Mr. M.Vinodhkumar Ms. K.Vasanthi Ms. S.Vasanthi Ms. T.Latha Ms. S.Sitalakshmi Ms. A.S.Vayalakshmi Mr. M.Murugesan Mr. M.Radhakrishnan Mr. C.Jothi

Maintenance Engineering

Advanced Training Institute, Guindy

18.01.10

Export & Import Management

All India Manufacturers Organization, Chennai

23.01.10

Electro Hydraulic & Pneumatic Controls

Advanced Training Institute, Guindy

01.02.10

Mr. K.Ramasundaram

Energy Measurement, Measuring Equipment and Quality Control

Advanced Training Institute, Guindy

01.02.10

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Name of the Sta

Training Programme Failure Analysis and Heat Treatment

Conducted by Advanced Training Institute, Guindy

Duration

Mr. P.Murugesh

01.02.10

Mr. N.Anand

Maintenance / Control Practical Issues in Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) Employee Tax & Remuneration Planning Post FBT Scenario & with New Perquisite Rules National Seminar on Applied Chemistry in Marine Sciences, Current and Future Trends

Advanced Training Institute, Guindy

01.02.10 - 08.03.10

Mr. M.Vadivelu

M/s.Satyam Consulting Private Limited, Corporate Training Section, Mumbai

10.02.10 to 11.02.10

Ms. A.Mehmuna Begum Mr. P. Venkateshwaran Mr. Mukunda Kesari Khadanga

Pondicherry University, Port Blair

24.02.10 to 25.02.10

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Cruise programmes undertaken by ORV Sagar Nidhi (April 2009 - March 2010)
Cruise no. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Duration Institute Programme From 29.03.09 May 09 15.04.09 21.05.09 12.06.09 13.07.09 23.08.09 25.09.09 02.10.09 18.10.09 30.10.09 14.11.09 13.12.09 Jan 10 March 10 02.05.09 08.06.09 12.07.09 20.08.09 24.09.09 01.10.09 15.10.09 27.10.09 13.11.09 11.12.09 02.01.10 To 14.04.09

ROSUB, NIOT Deep Sea Mining NIO, Goa Ocean Observation Systems, NIOT IIT, Madras

ROV Launching at 3000m Depth Deck strengthening works ADCP moorings o Vizag Deployment and Retrieval of Tsunami buoy Training Program for IIT M student and Bathymetry survey for EEZ.

MoES / INCOIS For project Continental Tropical Convergent Zone / IISc. INCOIS VMC, NIOT ROSUB, NIOT VMC, NIOT INCOIS and NOAA VMC, NIOT VMC, NIOT NIOT NCAOR Tsunami Buoy deployment and retrieval at Indian ocean Bathymetry survey for Exclusive Economic Zone ROV trials by ROSUB Bathymetry survey for Exclusive Economic Zone Tsunami Buoy deployment and retrieval. Bathymetry survey for Exclusive Economic Zone Preparation of vessel for Southern Ocean Expedition Antarctic Vessel was deployed for SOEP a er completion of annual survey/ DP verication by DNV/IRS. Vessel returned from Southern ocean a er successful completion of SOEP.

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Cruise programmes undertaken by ORV Sagar Manjusha (April 2009 March 2010)
Cruise no. Duration Institute Programme 3-islands Project Transportation of Logistics 3 islands Desalination Project [Vessel movement from Mangalore, Cochin & Beypore to Minicoy, Androth & Agathi] Preparation for Annual surveys of CLASS and MMD and completion of surveys by respective body. Including Modication of STP line and bunkering line to comply new regulations of statutory bodies. Continuation of 3-islands Project Transportation of Logistics 3 islands Desalination Project [Vessel movement from Mangalore, Cochin & Beypore to Minicoy, Androth & Agathi] From To

Desalination, NIOT

23.03.09

10.08.09

VMC, NIOT

14.08.09

16.09.09

Desalination, NIOT

17.09.09

11.10.09

NIO, Goa

Mooring of ADCP and retrieval and maintenance of ADCP mooring for NIOs Supra project.

12.10.09

05.11.09

Desalination, NIOT

Continuation of 3-islands Project Transportation of Logistics 3 islands Desalination Project [Vessel movement from Mangalore & Beypore to Minicoy, Androth & Agathi]

06.11.09

till date

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Cruise programmes undertaken by CRV Sagar Purvi (April 2009 - March 2010)
Cruise no. 1 NIO, Goa Institute Programme Duration From 01.04.09 To 05.04.09

COMAPS

CESS, Trivandrum

COMAPS Collection of water and sediment samples, plankton net and CTD casting at Bay of Bengal COMAPS COMAPS

06.04.09

08.05.09

Annamalai University

09.05.09

23.05.09

Annamalai University

24.05.09

09.06.09

IIT MADRAS

Students of IIT, Madras training

10.06.09

13.06.09

Anna University

Anna University Project

14.06.09

17.06.09

Anna University

Anna University Project Collection of water and sediment samples, plankton net and CTD casting at Bay of Bengal ( for Ph.D Students) Assisting Sagar Nidhi Collection of water and sediment samples, plankton net and CTD casting at Bay of Bengal ( for Ph.D Students) Collection of water and sediment samples, plankton net and CTD casting at Bay of Bengal ( for Ph.D Students) Collection of water and sediment samples, plankton net and CTD casting at Bay of Bengal ( for Ph.D Students)

18.06.09

29.06.09

Madras University

30.06.09

14.07.09

NIOT

15.07.09

10

Anna University

06.08.09

10.08.09

11

Madras University

11.08.09

17.08.09

12

Madras University

18.08.09

21.08.09

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Cruise no.

Institute

Programme Collection of water and sediment samples, plankton net and CTD casting at Bay of Bengal for COMAPS Collection of water and sediment samples, plankton net and CTD casting for COMAPS programme

Duration From 22.08.09 To 28.08.09

13

Annamalai University

14

NIO, Goa

04.09.09

05.10.09

15

COMACOE (Coastal Marine and Construction Engineering Ltd.), Mumbai

Pollution monitoring at Bombay high

22.10.09

11.12.09

16

Karnataka University

Collection of water and sediment samples, plankton net and CTD casting for Ph.D Students Deployed vessel and collected samples for NIO-Goa,

12.12.09

22.12.09

17

NIO, Goa

March 2010

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Cruise programmes undertaken by CRV Sagar Paschimi (April 2009 - March 2010)
Cruise no. Institute Charted to COMACOE, Mumbai Madras university Anna University Madras University CASAnnamalai Programme Duration From 12.04.09 To 30.04.09

Steaming towards Kakinada, Environmental impact studies o Godavari basin Collection of water and sediment samples, plankton net and CTD casting for Ph.D Students Collection of water and sediment samples, plankton net and CTD casting for Ph.D Students Collection of water and sediment samples, plankton net and CTD casting for Ph.D Students Collection of water and sediment samples, plankton net and CTD casting COMAPS

01.05.09

14.05.09

29.08.09

04.09.09

05.09.09

20.09.09

21.09.09

28.09.09

NIOT

CEE, NIOT

07.10.09

08.10.09

Annamalai University Anna University Annamalai University Andhra University

Collection of water and sediment samples, plankton net and CTD casting COMAPS Collection of water and sediment samples, plankton net and CTD casting for Ph.D Students Collection of water and sediment samples, plankton net and CTD casting COMAPS Collection of water and sediment samples, plankton net and CTD casting for Ph.D Students Collection of water and sediment samples, plankton net and CTD casting COMAPS Collection of water and sediment samples, plankton net and CTD casting COMAPS

09.10.09

21.10.09

22.10.09

24.10.09

25.10.09

29.10.09

10

04.11.09

08.11.09

11

NIO, Vizag

09.11.09

17.11.09

12

IMMT, Bhubaneshwar

18.11.09

06.12.09

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Cruise no.

Duration Institute Programme From Andhra University Collection of water and sediment samples, plankton net and CTD casting for Ph.D Students To

13

07.12.09

22.12.09

14

NIO, Vizag

Collection of water and sediment samples, plankton net and CTD casting COMAPS

23.12.09

28.12.09

15

CAS Annamalai

Deployed for COMAPS programme: completed two cruises in the East coast

Jan 2010

16

NIOT

To identity testing areas for ACS (Autonomous Coring System) at water depth around 100 m. Jan 2010 Bathymetry survey was done for ROSUB. Tested Multibeam and sparker boomer - Deployed for COMAPS programme for CAS Annamalai and ICMAM Chennai, covered Transects between Chennai and Tuticorin. Deployed for COMAPS programme for CESS, Trivandrum between Karwar and Vizhinjam transects. CAS-Annamalai utilized the vessel for COMAPS transects between Tuticorin and Chennai. IIT Madras students also took part along with CAS-Annamalai for training of students/ IIT projects.

17

CAS Annamalai

Feb 2010

18

CESS, Trivandrum

March 2010

19

CAS Annamalai

March 2010

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ADMINISTRATION
Details of Regular Posts for the Period 01.04.2009 to 31.03.2010 Sta Strength
NIOT has a total strength of 139 sta members, the details of which are furnished here under:
Sl.No.
1 2 3 4

Category Scientic Technical Administrative Multi Tasking Sta Total

No. of Posts Sanctioned 61 54 18 6 139

No. of Posts Filled 57 52 17 6 132

No. of Posts Vacant 4 2 1 Nil 7

(a) Appointments
Sl.No 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Dr. R. Kirubagaran Dr. N.V. Vinithkumar Dr. G. Dharani Mr. Shibu Jacob Dr. S. Sundararajan Dr. J. Prince Prakash Jebakumar Mr. M. Arul Muthiah Mr. M. Selvakumar Mr. A.A. Gnanaraj Dr. M. Kalyani Mr. T.R. Sunil Kumar Mr. S.B. Pranesh Ms. B. Sudha Mr. Karunakar Kintada Mr. V. Gowthaman M. Karuppasamy Mr. T.P. Rangamaran Name Scientist-F Scientist-D Scientist-D Scientist-C Scientist-C Scientist-C Scientist-C Scientist-B Scientist-B Scientist-B Scientist-B Scientist-B Scientist-B Scientist-B Technical Ocer Technical Assistant Oce Superintendent Post Date of Appointment 18.05.2009 21.05.2009 21.05.2009 30.04.2009 07.10.2009 07.10.2009 09.04.2009 03.08.2009 07.10.2009 07.10.2009 09.10.2009 16.10.2009 18.01.2010 16.03.2010 09.04.2009 07.10.2009 09.04.2009

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Sl.No 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32.

Name Mrs. R. Rathikumari Mrs. K.R. Anuradha Mr. M. Gopalakrishnan Mrs. G. Hemavathi Mrs. Vatchala Kuppuraman Mrs. T. Latha Mrs. N.N. Lavanya Mrs. K. Vayalakshmi Mrs. L. Vaidehi Mr. K. Ashok Kumar Mr. V.S. Suresh Mr. S. Sudhakar Mr. L. Arokia Prabhu Mr. P. G. Pradeep Mr. P. Jayaprakash

Post Junior Superintendent Junior Superintendent Senior Stenographer Assistant Assistant Assistant Junior Assistant Junior Assistant Junior Assistant Skilled Technical Sta Skilled Technical Sta Skilled Technical Sta Multi-Tasking Sta Multi-Tasking Sta Multi-Tasking Sta

Date of Appointment 09.04.2009 09.04.2009 09.04.2009 09.04.2009 09.04.2009 09.04.2009 09.04.2009 07.10.2009 07.10.2009 09.04.2009 09.04.2009 09.04.2009 30.04.2009 30.04.2009 30.04.2009

(b) Resignations
Sl.No
1 2 3 4

Name Dr. Rajat Roy Chaudhury Mr. P.R. Rajesh Mrs. Nilima A Na o Mr. S. Sudhakar Scientist-F Scientist-E Scientist-B

Post

Date of Resignation 30.09.2009 19.01.2010 30.11.2009 23.03.2010

Skilled Technical Assistant

(c) Retirements
Sl.No
1 2

Name Mr. D. Venkata Rao Mr. T. Lokachari Scientist-F

Post

Date of Retirement 31.05.2009 30.11.2009

Administrative Ocer

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RIGHT TO INFORMATION
The Right to Information Act 2005 came into force for its enactment from 12th October 2005 to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority in India. RTI Annual Return Right to Information Annual Return 2009-10 Ministry / Department / Organization : National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai : Ministry of Earth Sciences Year : 2009-10 (Upto March 2010)
Progress in 2009-10 Opening Balance as on 01.04.2010 Received during No. of cases the Year (including transferred to other cases transferred Public Authorities to other Public Authority) Decisions where requests / appeals rejected Decisions where requests / appeals accepted

Requests First Appeals

0 0

0 0

0 0 0

0 0

No. of Cases where disciplinary action taken against any Ocer No. of CAPIOs designated 1 No. of CPIOs designated 1 No. of times various provisions were invoked while rejecting requests Relevant Section of RTI Act 2005 Section 8 (1) a 0 b 0 c 0 d 0 e 0 f 0 g 0 h 0 i 0 Sections j 0 9 0 11 0

No. of AAS designated NA

24 0

Others 0

Amount of Charges Collected (in Rs.) Registration Fee Amount 0 Additional Fee & Any other charges 0 Penalties Amount 0

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AUDITORS REPORT
To The Chairman & Members Governing Body of National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai We have audited the a ached Balance Sheet of National Institute of Ocean Technology, NIOT Campus, VelacheryTambaram Main Road, Pallikarani, Chennai 600 100 as at 31st March 2010 and also the Income and Expenditure Account for the year ended on that date annexed thereto. These nancial statements are the responsibility of the management of National Institute of Ocean Technology. Our responsibility is to express on opinion on these nancial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in India. These standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the nancial statements are free of material misstatements. An audit includes examining, on test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the nancial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and signicant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall nancial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion. We report that: a. We have obtained all the information and explanations, which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purpose of our audit. b. In our opinion, proper books of accounts as required by the law have been kept by National Institute of Ocean Technology so for as it appears from our examination of the books. c. The Balance Sheet and Income & Expenditure account dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of accounts. d. In our opinion the Balance Sheet and Income & Expenditure account dealt with by this report is prepared in accordance with the applicable Accounting Standards issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. e. In our opinion and to the best our information and according to the explanations given to us the Financial Statements, together with the schedules and notes forming part of Accounts give a true and fair view of the state of aairs of the Institute and are in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India subject to the following: i. Note-3 regarding OTEC Project amounting to Rs.34,50,70,266/-, shown as work-in-progress including the revenue expenses in that project amounting to Rs.22,68,30,475/-. The project has been suspended and consequent impairment loss as required under Accounting Standard 28 is not charged o and the impact of the same in nancial statements is not ascertainable.

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ii. Accounting of revenue from technical / scientic services is being done on project completion method instead of percentage of completion method as prescribed in Accounting Standard 7 (Revised) issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. The impact of the same in nancial statements could not be quantied due to high technical nature of services rendered and consequent diculty in measuring the percentage of completion iii. The accounting of terminal benets of employees is on cash basis as against accrual basis as prescribed in Accounting Standard 15 (Revised) issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. The impact of the same could not be quantied in the absence of actuarial valuation of retirement benets In the case of the Balance Sheet of the state of aairs of the institute as on 31st March 2010. In case of Income and Expenditure account, of the excess of income over the expenditure for the year ended on that date.

For Gopalaiyer and Subramanian Chartered Accountants FRN: 000960S Sd/K.K.A.Ramanujan Partner M.No. 209498

Place: Chennai Dated: 25th August 2010

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEAN TECHNOLOGY, CHENNAI

BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31ST MARCH 2010 (Amount in Rupees) CORPUS / CAPITAL FUND AND LIABILITIES CAPITAL FUND RESERVES AND SURPLUS EARMARKED / SPONSORED FUNDS CURRENT LIABILITIES AND PROVISIONS TOTAL ASSETS FIXED ASSETS INVESTMENTS - FROM EARMARKED FUNDS INVESTMENTS - OTHERS CURRENT ASSETS, LOANS, ADVANCES, ETC. TOTAL Signicant Accounting Policies Contingent Liabilities and Notes to Accounts 28 29 As per our Report of even date For National Institute of Ocean Technology For Gopalaiyer & Subramanian CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS FIRM REGN. NO. 000960S 5 6 7 8 3,898,634,379 1,133,387,325 758,046,304 375,381,461 6,165,449,469 3,831,926,354 803,669,254 417,367,162 371,083,909 5,424,046,678 Schedule 1 2 3 4 Current Year 31.03.10 4,572,007,429 264,521,555 611,638,341 717,282,144 6,165,449,469 Previous Year 31.03.09 4,120,310,934 234,870,035 596,616,554 472,249,155 5,424,046,678

Sd/Date: 25th August 2010 Place: Chennai 600 100 ACCOUNTS OFFICER

Sd/DIRECTOR

Sd/K.K.A. Ramanujan PARTNER Memb No: 209498

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SCHEDULES FORMING PART OF BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31ST MARCH 2010 (Amount in Rupees) SCHEDULE 1 - CORPUS / CAPITAL FUND BALANCE AS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR Add: Additions during the year Add: Transfer/Adjustments Less: Provision for depreciation (For details : Sub-schedule-A) BALANCE AT THE YEAR END 4,572,007,429 4,120,310,934 Schedule 1 456,392,135 49,537,857 54,233,497 451,696,495 Current Year 31.03.10 4,120,310,934 Previous Year 31.03.09 4,194,292,009 375,101,600 -393,549,688 55,532,987 -73,981,075 4,194,292,009

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SCHEDULES FORMING PART OF BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31ST MARCH 2010 SCHEDULE 2 - RESERVES AND SURPLUS 2A Reserves created out of MoES Grants General Reserve As per last Account Additions during the year Add: Transfer from Consultancy Project Eqpt Fund (Vide: Note-2) TOTAL 2B Reserve Fund created out of Consultancy Projects i. General Reserve Fund As per last Account Additions during the year Deductions during the year Sub - Total ii. Sta Welfare Fund As per last Account Additions during the year Deductions during the year Sub - Total iii. VMC Equipment Usage Fund As per last Account Additions during the year Deductions during the year Sub - Total iv. NDBP Equipment Usage Fund As per last Account Additions during the year Deductions during the year Sub - Total Scientic & Technical Project Equipment Fund As per last Account Deductions during the year Sub - Total TOTAL (i+ii+iii+iv+v) GRAND TOTAL (2A+2B) 22,123,992 1,875,084 23,999,076 908,733 136,310 772,423 181,649,030 264,521,555 1,069,098 160,365 Current Year 31.03.10 79,886,607 2,849,607 136,310 (Amount in Rupees) Previous Year 31.03.09 77,065,779 2,660,463 160,365

82,872,524 82,872,524

79,886,607 79,886,607

113,489,167 28,986,420 7,180,199 135,295,389 625,976 719,002 1,299,828 45,150 17,835,560 3,701,433 21,536,993

90,940,870 28,389,231 5,840,934

113,489,167 113,489,167

1,369,744 3,089,805 3,833,573

625,976 625,976

25,242,312 1,546,442 8,953,194

17,835,560 17,835,560

21,144,850 1,223,509 244,367

22,123,992 22,123,992

v.

908,733 908,733 154,983,428 234,870,035 Schedule 2

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Sub-schedule: A a ached to and forming part of Schedule-1 of the Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2010 CAPITAL FUND (Amount in Rupees) S. No. Name of the Fund CAPITAL FUNDS (Created out of MoES Grants) i 1 2 3 4 5 6 NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEAN TECHNOLOGY (NIOT) Land & Buildings Fund A&N Centre Infrastructure Fund General Equipment Fund Technology Activity Equipment Fund Ocean Gallery Gratuity Fund TOTAL UNDER (i) NIOT ii 7 8 9 10 11 MoES SPONSORED PROJECTS Sponsored Project Equipment Fund Vessel Management Cell (VMC) Building Fund Chennai Port Trust Vessel Management Cell Equipment Fund National Data Buoy Programme (NDBP) Equipment Fund Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Demonstration Plant TOTAL UNDER (ii) MoES SPONSORED PROJECTS GRAND TOTAL [(i) + (ii)] 2,617,145,422 3,170,314 90,323,962 319,505,978 462,978,945 3,493,124,621 4,120,310,934 104,937,575 2,761,034 44,088,558 151,787,167 456,392,135 49,537,857 49,537,857 49,537,857 2,722,082,997 3,170,314 93,084,996 363,594,536 512,516,802 3,694,449,645 4,626,240,926 54,233,497 2,722,082,997 3,170,314 93,084,996 363,594,536 512,516,802 3,694,449,645 4,572,007,429 Sub-Schedule: A 227,861,097 14,182,575 19,643,593 354,811,723 4,000,000 6,687,325 627,186,313 5,000,000 298,117,654 1,487,314 304,604,968 227,861,097 14,182,575 24,643,593 652,929,377 4,000,000 8,174,639 931,791,281 21,117,647 1,952,712 1,961,892 29,201,246 54,233,497 206,743,450 12,229,863 22,681,701 623,728,131 4,000,000 8,174,639 877,557,784 Balance as on 01.04.09 Additions during the year Transfer/ Adjustments Total Provision for Depreciation Balance as on 31.03.10

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SCHEDULES FORMING PART OF BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31ST MARCH 2010 SCHEDULE-3 EARMARKED / SPONSORED FUNDS
Details / Grants pertaining to (1) A. MoES GRANTS Vessel Management Cell Maintenance of Buoy Network A&N Centre for Ocean Science & Technology (COMAPS) Ocean Observation System - Indian ARGO Underwater Mining System for Long Term Operation Potential Drugs from Ocean Development of unmanned submersible - upto 6000m Gas Hydrate Exploration & Technology Development Acquisition of Technology Services & Demonstration Vessel Development of Underwater Collector Crushing system Seabed Survey using Multibeam Sonar System - EEZ Programme Establishment of National Early Warning System for Tsunami & Storm surges in Indian Ocean Information Technology and E-Governance activities Development and deployment of low cost data met buoys Buoy Tender cum Ocean Research Vessel Sagar Manjusha Demonstration of Shore Protection Measures through pilot projects Operation & Maintenance of Sagar Nidhi Development of upgraded version of soil tester Sea Front Facility Drugs from Sea - Steering Commi ee 8th Isope Ocean Mining Symposium High Denition Tele presense based VCF Pre-Project Activities of 10MLD Desalination Plant User Oriented M.Tech Programme on Ocean Technology Management SUB-TOTAL - A B. OTHER GOVERNMENT GRANTS Training of Myanmar Scientists CSIR A/c ARMEX Phase-II Integrated Long Term Programme Deployment of Fish Aggregating Devices Training Programme on Bioinformatics Support Hydrodynamics Panel of NRB Lighting system with solar powered led based lamps for remote & rural areas Eect of hydrodynamic eld on LF noise source in shallow waters Development of Automated subsurface, underwater noise recording system and time series observations in shallow water at selected sites for acoustical oceanographic applications Upgradation of existing Accredited Facility Measurement and Charaterization of Ocean Ambient Noise Indian National Science Academy - Crustacean Endocrinology SUB-TOTAL - B TOTAL-A+B Balance as on 1.4.2009 (2) Receipts Received (3) Add: Receipts Grants Receivables/ Grants Released (4) 1,274,022 2,900,000 -2,200,000 -80,000,000 -70,000,000 -100,000,000 8,000,000 -240,025,978 -240,025,978 Less: Expenditure Sundry Receipts. (5) 1,480,909 8,521 1,724,286 7,386,559 2,376,876 697,770 2,337,220 5,739,869 1,331,687 23,083,697 23,083,697 Total (2) to (5) (6) 50,038,841 125,960,539 3,630,891 4,370,781 272,581 8,303,118 5,502,280 459,800,318 67,800,929 51,610,743 49,302,862 113,046,409 11,912,813 11,804,071 57,075,391 50,700,463 65,299,559 35,370,431 169,742,088 444,793 500,000 8,000,000 51,331,687 4,440,000 1,406,261,588 24,994 1,581 869 133 817,825 125,759 53,701 19,798 2,260,559 359,604 14,930,000 6,600,000 308,127 25,502,950 1,431,764,538 Expenditure Revenue (7) 52,041,625 27,277,155 646,043 371,109 8,521 1,205,179 16,879,974 409,154 11,994,469 46,543,259 6,782,132 176,745 770,201 41,048,709 3,966,669 118,739,212 776,918 313,778 500,000 93,966 7,668,000 338,212,818 53,701 19,798 58,706 324,542 14,700 305,867 777,314 338,990,132 Project Equipment (8) 2,761,034 44,088,558 12,547,454 23,744,625 30,519,847 418,498 22,891,669 6,208,786 7,123,974 568,395 664,665 151,537,505 214,600 35,062 249,662 151,787,167 Advances / Transfer / Adj. (9) 322,710,762 6,484,800 329,195,562 24,994 1,581 869 133 125,759 153,336 329,348,898

(Amount in Rupees)

Total (7) to (9) (10) 54,802,659 71,365,713 646,043 371,109 8,521 1,205,179 352,138,190 24,153,779 42,514,316 46,961,757 29,673,801 176,745 770,201 47,257,495 17,575,443 119,307,607 1,441,583 313,778 500,000 93,966 7,668,000 818,945,885 24,994 1,581 869 133 214,600 125,759 53,701 19,798 58,706 359,604

Balance as on 31.03.2010 (11) -4,763,818 54,594,826 2,984,848 3,999,672 264,060 7,097,939 5,502,280 107,662,128 43,647,150 9,096,427 2,341,105 83,372,608 11,736,068 11,033,870 9,817,896 33,125,020 -54,008,048 33,928,848 169,742,088 131,015 8,000,000 51,237,721 -3,228,000 587,315,703 603,225 2,201,853 -

38,841 50,000,000 38,279,630 86,200,000 2,356,869 4,370,781 264,060 3,118 8,300,000 3,777,994 103,413,759 346,100,000 929 70,000,000 51,610,743 2,862 49,300,000 115,669,533 75,000,000 11,912,813 11,804,071 37,075,391 90,000,000 2,693 50,000,000 15,299,559 150,000,000 33,033,211 164,002,219 444,793 500,000 50,000,000 4,440,000 592,919,076 1,030,284,793 24,994 1,581 869 133 817,825 125,759 53,701 19,798 2,260,559 359,604 -

14,930,000 6,600,000 32,655 275,472 3,697,478 21,805,472 596,616,554 1,052,090,265

- 14,930,000 14,700 6,585,300 305,867 2,260 1,180,312 24,322,638 820,126,197 611,638,341

Schedule 3a

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SCHEDULES FORMING PART OF BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31ST MARCH 2010 (Amount in Rupees) SCHEDULE 4 - CURRENT LIABILITIES A. STATUTORY LIABILITIES NIOT ADMINISTRATION : ESTABLISHMENT EXPENSES Pay & allowances for the month of March 2010 Sixth Pay Commission - 60% arrears CPF Contribution Tax deducted at source payable Audit fees to the Statutory Auditors Retainer fee to the Legal Advisor Outstanding bills pertaining to the period 2009-2010 TOTAL-A B. OTHER CURRENT LIABILITIES Project Advances (Vide Sub-Schedule:B) TOTAL 659,052,737 717,282,144 387,777,785 472,249,155 Schedule 4 5,003,967 599,083 55,150 52,571,207 53,225,440 58,229,407 5,003,967 4,770,306 13,168,999 4,773,384 719,423 56,253 1,500 60,981,505 61,758,681 84,471,370 22,712,689 Current Year 31.03.10 Previous Year 31.03.09

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SUB-SCHEDULE:B FORMING PART OF SCHEDULE-4 OF THE BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31ST MARCH 2010 (Amount in Rupees) Balance as on 1.4.2009 (2) Add: Receipts Receivables & Sundry Receipts (4) Total (2) to (4) Less: Expenditure Refund / Transfer / Adjustments (8) Total (6) to (8) Balance as on 31.03.2010 (5-9) (10)

Details / Grants pertaining to

Received (3)

Revenue (6)

Capital (7)

(1) PROJECT ADVANCES Scientic and Technical Consultancy Services VMC Ship Hire Charges Earnest Money & Retention money On Deposit : Procurement of self propelled barge On Deposit : O&M Desalination at Kavara i Installation of 1 lakh litres per day capacity Seawater Low Temperature Thermal Desalination Plants at Aga i,Andro & Minicoy Islands Installation of 1 lakh litres per day capacity Seawater Low Temperature Thermal Desalination Plants at Amini,kiltan & Chetlah Islands TOTAL - B

(5)

(9)

58,663,036 12,471,924 22,250,520 26,173

78,248,311 5,466,228 12,148,638 -

13,209,816 125,673 1,283,610 -

150,121,163 5,591,901 24,620,562 23,534,130 26,173

13,237,308 5,591,901 20,783,610 -

11,601,937 26,173

13,237,308 5,591,901 11,601,937 20,783,610 26,173

136,883,855 13,018,625 2,750,520 -

291,721,086

23,865,626

4,151,554

319,738,266

168,927,220

168,927,220

168,927,220

150,811,046

326,800,000

28,788,691

355,588,691

355,588,691

385,132,739

446,528,803

47,559,344

879,220,886

39,612,819

168,927,220

180,555,330

220,168,149

659,052,737

Sub-Schedule B

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SCHEDULES FORMING PART OF BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31ST MARCH 2010 SCHEDULE 5 - FIXED ASSETS GROSS BLOCK S. No. DESCRIPTION Cost/ Valuation as on 01.04.09 Additions during the year Transfer/ Adj. Cost/ Valuation as on 31.03.10 Upto 01.04.09 DEPRECIATION Additions Total upto 31.03.10 (Amount in Rupees) NET BLOCK As on 31.03.10 As on 31.03.09

A. 1

FIXED ASSETS created out of MoES Grants Lands-Freehold NIOT Campus, Pallikaranai Freehold Land -Dollygunj A&N Islands Buildings Buildings & Infrastructure at NIOT Campus Operational Centre at CPT for VMC Farm Buildings at ANC-NIOT Equipment General Equipment Equipment for ANC-NIOT Equipment for Technology Activities Equipment for Sponsored Projects Equipment for National Data Buoy Programme Equipment for Vessel Management Cell TOTAL UNDER (A)

35,367,827 3,729,070

35,367,827 3,729,070

35,367,827 3,729,070 -

35,367,827 3,729,070

369,060,700 3,170,314 27,893,543 45,307,013 1,510,145 570,994,733 2,616,622,216 319,505,978 90,323,962 4,083,485,501 12,563,450

2,861,364 3,711,371 17,729,761 104,937,575 44,088,558 2,761,034 176,089,663 -

371,922,064 189,302,790 3,170,314 27,893,543 49,018,384 1,510,145 8,530,269 38,582,552 1,400,914

21,117,647 1,936,327 1,961,892 16,385 29,201,246 54,233,497 136,310

210,420,437 10,466,596 40,544,444 1,417,299 443,934,698 706,783,474 11,791,027

161,501,627 3,170,314 17,426,947 8,473,940 92,846 144,789,796 2,721,559,791 363,594,536 93,084,996 3,552,791,690 772,423

179,757,910 3,170,314 19,363,274 6,724,461 109,231 156,261,281 2,616,622,216 319,505,978 90,323,962 3,430,935,524 908,733

588,724,494 414,733,452 2,721,559,791 363,594,536 93,084,996 -

4,259,575,164 652,549,977 12,563,450 11,654,717

B. C.

Scientic & Technical Equipment created out of own resources Project Work-in-progress : 1 MW OTEC Plant GRAND TOTAL (A+B+C)

400,082,097 4,496,131,048

- -55,011,831 176,089,663 -55,011,831

345,070,266 4,617,208,880 664,204,694

54,369,807

718,574,501

345,070,266 3,898,634,379

400,082,097 3,831,926,354 Schedule 5

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SCHEDULES FORMING PART OF BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31ST MARCH 2010 SCHEDULE 6 - INVESTMENTS FROM EARMARKED FUNDS a. Earmarked Sponsored Project Funds b. Gratuity Fund (All the investments are with Nationalised Banks in Fixed Deposits) TOTAL Current Year 31.03.10 1,127,200,000 6,187,325 1,133,387,325 (Amount in Rupees) Previous Year 31.03.09 798,130,000 5,539,254 803,669,254

(Amount in Rupees) SCHEDULE 7 - INVESTMENTS - OTHERS a. Funds out of charges received from others for rendering Scientic and Technical Consultancy Services Current Year 31.03.10 117,400,000 116,480,000 25,242,312 22,123,992 476,800,000 758,046,304 Previous Year 31.03.09 55,000,000 85,980,000 25,242,312 21,144,850 230,000,000 417,367,162 Schedule 6 & 7

b. General Reserve Fund c. VMC Equipment Usage Fund

d. NDBP Equipment Fund e. Deposits from other agencies (All the investments are with Nationalised Banks in Fixed Deposits) TOTAL

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SCHEDULES FORMING PART OF BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31ST MARCH 2010 (Amount in Rupees)
SCHEDULE 8 - CURRENTS ASSETS, LOANS & ADVANCES (Contd.) B. i. LOANS AND ADVANCES ADVANCES AND OTHER AMOUNTS RECOVERABLE IN CASH OR IN KIND OR FOR VALUE TO BE RECEIVED National Institute of Ocean Technology Imprest Advances with Technology Group Heads and other Section Heads On Account Advances - Developmental Works and approach road at ANC(NIOT) paid to CPWD: Deposit Work Project Advances Other Deposits sucth as Trade Deposits, Telephone Deposits Tour / Temporary Advances Vessel Management Cell OYT Telephone Deposits VSNL Deposit for INMARSAT C-Receiver Chennai Port Trust - Deposit for Ground Lease Imprest Advances Tour / Temporary Advances M/s.Seaport Shipping Pvt. Ltd. - Advance for OMM Coastal Research Vessels - S.Purvi & S.Paschimi National Data Buoy Programme OYT Telephone Deposits Tour / Temporary Advances Imprest advance ii. INTEREST ACCRUED On Investments from Earmarked Funds On Investments from Deposits from other agencies On Investments made out of own resources iii. OTHERS Tax Deducted at Sources from fees paid by others for rendering Technical / Scientic services refundable by IT Department Rent, electricity and water charges Receivable from CPF Scheme Prepaid Expenses Insurance Claim from M/s. United India Insurance Company Limited TOTAL-B TOTAL (A + B) 17,851,219 7,322,648 3,889,536 29,063,403 22,342,792 14,074,570 3,830,913 40,248,275 32,000 135,154 15,000 182,154 32,000 15,000 47,000 32,000 20,000 135,084 8,000 7,700 5,328,751 5,531,535 32,000 20,000 135,084 8,000 1,550,305 1,745,389 501,000 2,500,000 84,948,265 940,802 1,217,057 90,107,124 526,000 2,500,000 857,496 962,025 4,845,521 Current Year 31.03.10 Previous Year 31.03.09

20,539,270 52,716 1,217,496 245,650 138,100,000 160,155,132 285,039,348 375,381,461

9,206,740 20,400 1,701,045 33,550,312 44,478,497 91,364,682 371,083,909

Schedule 8b

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SCHEDULES FORMING PART OF BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31ST MARCH 2010 (Amount in Rupees) SCHEDULE 8 - CURRENTS ASSETS, LOANS & ADVANCES A. i. ii. CURRENT ASSETS Grants Receivables CENVAT CREDIT Input Services - Cenvat Receivables - 2009-10 Capital Goods - Cenvat Receivables - 2010-11 iii. Bank Balances SB Account No.2874101001707 SB Account No.2874101002548 Current Account No.0973201002166 Current Account No.30810861614 SB Account No.2874101005088 SB Account No.10620825503 15,656,239 21,951,192 5,000 16,412 8,837,461 21,542,714 68,009,018 27,989,713 6,304,482 5,000 8,659,665 11,616,368 54,575,228 6,848,629 1,835,444 8,684,073 13,649,022 225,143,999 Current Year 31.03.10 Previous Year 31.03.09

TOTAL (A)

90,342,113

279,719,227 Schedule 8a

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INCOME AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2010 (Amount in Rupees) INCOME Scientic and Technical Consultancy Services Grants Interest Earned Other Income TOTAL (A) EXPENDITURE Expenditure on Scientic and Technical Consultancy Services Establishment Expenses Other Administrative Expenses Expenditure on Technology Activities Depreciation TOTAL (B) Balance being excess of Income over Expenditure (A-B) Appropriations General Reserve Fund Sta Welfare Fund NDBP Equipment Usage Fund VMC Equipment Usage Fund Surplus transferred to Reserve Account TOTAL Schedule 9 10 11 Current year 31.03.10 12,637,481 144,313,347 1,810,807 1,175,110 159,936,745 5,157,864 63,756,200 43,818,420 36,738,727 136,310 149,607,521 10,329,224 816,291 249,537 2,326,461 4,087,328 2,849,607 10,329,224 Previous year 31.03.09 35,376,257 148,684,273 1,636,462 1,184,365 186,881,357 8,998,330 71,244,711 35,136,451 42,303,110 160,365 148,844,637 38,036,719 23,168,122 3,089,805 120,000 2,660,463 29,038,390

12 13 14 15

As per our Report of even date For National Institute of Ocean Technology For Gopalaiyer & Subramanian CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS FIRM REGN. NO. 000960S

Sd/Date: 25th August 2010 Place: Chennai 600 100 ACCOUNTS OFFICER

Sd/DIRECTOR

Sd/K.K.A. Ramanujan PARTNER Memb No: 209498

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SCHEDULES FORMING PART OF BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31ST MARCH 2010 (Amount in Rupees) SCHEDULE 9 - GRANTS MoES Grants-in-aid Less: Grants Receivables accounted in 2008-2009 now reversed Less: Grants Receivables accounted in 2007-2008 now reversed Less: Amount allocated for Capital Expenditure Account and transferred to Capital Fund (1) Gratuity (2) Equipment for Technology Activities (3) General Equipment TOTAL 1,100,000 298,117,654 5,000,000 304,217,654 144,313,347 1,100,000 148,089,171 5,000,000 148,684,273 Schedule 9 Current Year 31.03.10 500,000,000 13,168,999 38,300,000 448,531,001 302,873,444 Previous Year 31.03.09

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SCHEDULES FORMING PART OF BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31ST MARCH 2010 (Amount in Rupees) SCHEDULE 10 - INTEREST EARNED On Savings Account On Term Deposits TOTAL Current Year 31.03.10 1,571,637 239,170 1,810,807 Previous Year 31.03.09 1,521,187 115,275 1,636,462

(Amount in Rupees) SCHEDULE 11 - OTHER INCOME Rent Received Sundry Receipts TOTAL Current Year 31.03.10 680,908 494,202 1,175,110 Previous Year 31.03.09 641,836 542,529 1,184,365

(Amount in Rupees) SCHEDULE 12 - ESTABLISHMENT EXPENSES Pay & Allowances Professional Update Allowance CPF Contribution Medical Reimbursements Tuition Fee Reimbursements Overtime Allowances Leave Travel Concession TOTAL Current Year 31.03.10 58,123,135 174,611 2,548,513 1,649,466 679,454 21,936 559,085 63,756,200 Previous Year 31.03.09 63,135,511 5,265,659 1,938,898 442,601 18,536 443,506 71,244,711 Schedule 10, 11 & 12

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SCHEDULES FORMING PART OF BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31ST MARCH 2010 (Amount in Rupees) SCHEDULE 13 - OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES ETC. Computer Maintenance/LAN/So ware / Maintenance of Plant & Machinery Electricity & Water Charges Campus Maintenance Expenses Vehicles Running and Maintenance Conveyance Expenses Travel Expenses Subscriptions to Journals & Bulletins Expenses on Seminars & Workshops Communication Expenses Postage & Fax Printing and Stationery Advertisement & Publicity Rent, Rates and Taxes Hospitality Expenses Professional charges Statutory Audit Fees Other Administrative Expenses TOTAL Current Year 31.03.10 3,833,028 7,950,546 8,890,528 453,752 2,141,616 2,440,346 825,274 664,276 1,425,545 189,278 1,942,797 2,886,722 1,091,716 953,245 86,142 55,150 7,988,459 43,818,420 Previous Year 31.03.09 4,987,655 8,126,296 11,258,873 419,050 1,259,468 1,027,302 1,129,354 242,496 1,580,663 120,517 1,389,114 549,331 464,060 371,103 32,370 56,253 2,122,546 35,136,451 Schedule 13

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SCHEDULES FORMING PART OF BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31ST MARCH 2010 (Amount in Rupees) SCHEDULE 14 - EXPENDITURE ON TECHNOLOGY ACTIVITIES Technology Development for Energy and fresh water from sea & Desalination Inter-Institutional R&D and In-house Development Marine Sensors & Electronics Technical Criteria Atlas Development of Ocean Acoustics Ocean Sciences & Technology for Islands Development of Oshore Structures TOTAL Current Year 31.03.10 12,552,009 2,002,515 738,441 1,486,301 2,259,078 15,616,082 2,084,301 36,738,727 Current Year 31.03.10 136,310 136,310 Previous Year 31.03.09 23,760,745 1,578,424 3,547,019 1,859,320 10,834,918 722,684 42,303,110 Previous Year 31.03.09 160,365 160,365 Schedule 14 & 15

SCHEDULE 15 - DEPRECIATION Depreciation for the year TOTAL

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RECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2010 (Amount in Rupees)
RECEIPTS I. Opening Bank Balances SB Account No.10620825503 SB Account No.2874101001707 SB Account No.2874101002548 SB Account No.2874101005088 Current Account No.0973201002166 II. Grants Received a) National Institute of Ocean Technology b) Earmarked Project grants from GOI c) Sponsored Projects from other sources 16 17 106,300,000 1,423,984,793 327,075,472 254,985,000 838,350,659 4,114,250 II. Payments made against funds for various projects a) National Institute of Ocean Technology b) Earmarked Project Grants c) Sponsored Project from other sources d) Deposit from other agencies III. Investments and deposits made III. Interest Received a) On Bank Deposits IV. Other Incomes V. Any Other Receipts 18 19 10,879,980 84,504,438 1,874,953,144 1,636,462 42,049,998 1,577,000,945 V. Other Payments VI. Closing Bank Balances SB Account No.2874101001707 SB Account No.2874101002548 SB Account No.10620825503 Current Account No.30810861614 Current Account No.0973201002166 SB Account No.2874101005088 TOTAL 27 100,625,688 70,100,753 IV. Expenditure on Fixed Assets & Capital WIP a) Purchase of Fixed Assets 26 20,348,648 32,996,621 Schedule Current Year 31.03.10 11,616,368 27,989,713 6,304,482 8,659,665 5,000 Previous Year 31.03.09 26,923,424 60,450,557 17,675,305 11,513,500 5,000 PAYMENTS I. Expenses a) Establishment Expenses b) Administrative Expenses Schedule Current Year 31.03.10 Previous Year 31.03.09

20 21

59,478,550 49,181,549

51,341,031 39,231,864

22 23 24 25

102,680,621 876,089,354 956,195 169,649,803 2,435,253,629

31,080,604 628,637,210 7,189,096 21,126,277 1,898,426,416

TOTAL

3,882,273,055

2,834,705,100

15,656,239 21,951,192 21,542,714 16,412 5,000 8,837,461 3,882,273,055

27,989,713 6,304,482 11,616,368 5,000 8,659,665 2,834,705,100

For National Institute of Ocean Technology

As per our Report of even date For Gopalaiyer & Subramanian CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS FIRM REGN. NO. 000960S Sd/Sd/K.K.A. Ramanujan PARTNER Memb No: 209498

Sd/Date: 25th August 2010 Place: Chennai 600 100 ACCOUNTS OFFICER

DIRECTOR

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SCHEDULES FORMING PART OF RECEIPTS & PAYMENTS ACCOUNT AS AT 31ST MARCH 2010 (Amount in Rupees) SCHEDULE-16 : Earmarked Project Grants from GOI GRANTS-IN-AID for the year 2009-10 received NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEAN TECHNOLOGY Technology Development for Energy and fresh water from sea & Desalination Marine Sensors & Electronics Technical Criteria Atlas Development of Ocean Acoustics Ocean Sciences & Technology for Islands Development of Technologies for Oshore Structural component MoES SPONSORED PROJECTS COMAPS at Andamans Potential Drugs from Ocean Gas Hydrates Exploration & Technology Development Acquisition of Technology Services & Demonstration Vessel Establishment of early warning system for Tsunami & storm surges in Indian Ocean Pre-Project Activities of 10MLD Floating Vessel Drugs from Sea Programme - Steering Commi ee 8th ISOPE Ocean Mining Symposium IT and E-Governance activities Vessel Management Cell Maintenance of Buoy Network Demonstration of Shore Protection measures through Pilot Projects Development of upgraded version of soil tester Seabed Suvey of EEZ - Sonar Operation & Maintenance of Sagar Nidhi User Oriented M.Tech Porgamme on Ocean Technology Management Maintenance of Vessel - Sagar Manjusha Grants Receivables TOTAL Current Year 31.03.2010 Previous Year 31.03.2009

92,500,000 39,300,000 60,000,000 31,300,000 135,600,000 35,000,000

393,700,000

30,000,000.00

30,000,000

8,300,000 346,100,000 70,000,000 75,000,000 50,000,000 444,793 500,000 50,000,000 86,200,000 50,000,000 49,300,000 150,000,000 4,440,000 90,000,000

1,030,284,793 1,423,984,793

2,499,000 2,000,000 60,000,000 75,000,000 11,000,000 50,000,000 48,800,000 5,000,000 32,800,000 100,000,000 98,800,000

485,899,000 322,451,659 838,350,659 Schedule 16

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SCHEDULES FORMING PART OF RECEIPTS & PAYMENTS ACCOUNT AS AT 31ST MARCH 2010 (Amount in Rupees) SCHEDULE-17 : Sponsored Projects from other sources Performance of Naval materials under immersed condition in sea environment Marine Organisms mediated bio degradation of Polymers IndianNational Science Academy - Crustacean Endocrinology Trainer Development Porgramme under Plan Training Scheme Installation of Desalination Plants @ Lakshadweep Island @ Amini, Kiltan & Chetlah Islands TOTAL Current Year 31.03.10 275,472 326,800,000 327,075,472 Previous Year 31.03.09 927,000 2,813,000 326,250 48,000 4,114,250 (Amount in Rupees) SCHEDULE-18 - OTHER INCOMES Other Receipts Technical / Scientic Service Charges NIOT - Fees Received VMC - Ship Charter Charges Rents Received Other Sundry Receipts Miscellaneous Income 78,248,311 5,466,228 512,904 7,000.00 269,995 789,899 83,714,539 40,729,799 350,834 427,586 7,000 534,779 969,365 41,080,633 Current Year 31.03.10 Previous Year 31.03.09

TOTAL

84,504,438

42,049,998 Schedule 17 & 18

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SCHEDULES FORMING PART OF RECEIPTS & PAYMENTS ACCOUNT AS AT 31ST MARCH 2010 SCHEDULE-19 - Any Other Receipts General Reserve Fund VMC Equipment Fund NDBP Equipment Fund Gratuity Fund Service Tax Short Term Deposits Matured EMD & Addl. Security Deposit Miscellaenous Receipts: Installation of Desalination Plants @ Lakshadweep Island @ Aga i, Andro & Mincoy Islands Installation of Desalination Plants @ Lakshadweep Island @ Amini, Kiltan & Chetlah Islands Technology Development for Energy and fresh water from sea & Desalination Marine Sensors & Electronics Technical Criteria Atlas Development of Ocean Acoustics Misc. Receipts - Gas Hydrates Exploration and Technology Development Misc. Receipts - Underwater Mining for long term operations Misc. Receipts - Underwater collector & Crushing system in shallow sea water Misc.Receipts -Establishment of National Early Warning System for Tsunami & Storm Surges in Indian Ocean Misc.Receipts - Procurement of Self Propelled Barge Misc.Receipts - Sea Front Facility Development of upgraded version of soil tester Maintenance of buoy network TOTAL 22,865,017 21,466,043 2,435,982 2,619,746 2,666,511 794,521 9,011,992 8,521 5,710,736 5,551,416 1,283,610 3,137,776 2,189,916 270,058 80,011,845 1,874,953,144 14,720,145 6,151,320 3,523,875 9,409,414 16,214,000 50,018,754 1,577,000,945 Schedule 19 Current Year 31.03.10 5,680,502 2,527,328 2,326,461 664,625 9,177,700 20,376,616 1,763,799,858 10,764,825 (Amount in Rupees) Previous Year 31.03.09 4,243,157 763,043 265,985 97,529 5,044,710 10,414,424 1,510,988,590 5,579,177

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SCHEDULES FORMING PART OF RECEIPTS & PAYMENTS ACCOUNT AS AT 31ST MARCH 2010 (Amount in Rupees) SCHEDULE-20: Establishment Expenses Pay & Allowances Overtime Allowance Professional Update Allowance Medical Reimbursement Tuition Fee Reimbursement Leave Travel Concession TOTAL Current Year 31.03.2010 56,618,350 21,936 174,611 1,762,34t7 679,454 221,852 59,478,550 Current Year 31.03.2010 7,131,864 3,747,866 18,105,952 434,382 819,274 1,522,426 707,414 1,424,818 2,287,572 189,067 1,896,429 2,609,266 1,090,724 408,414 78,778 6,727,303 49,181,549 Previous Year 31.03.2009 47,900,070 18,536 2,741,113 442,601 238,711 51,341,031 (Amount in Rupees) SCHEDULE-21 : Administrative Expenses Electricity & Water Charges Computer / Maintenance / LAN / So ware / P&M Campus Maintenance Expenses Vehicles Running and Maintenance Subscriptions to Journals & Bulletins Conveyane Expenses Expenses on Seminar & Workshops Communication Expenses Travel Expenses Postage & Fax Printing & Stationery Advertisement & Publicity Rent, Rates and Taxes Hospitality Expenses Professional charges Other Administrative Expenses TOTAL Previous Year 31.03.2009 7,516,743 4,046,241 19,278,939 409,868 1,035,214 1,234,288 237,542 1,408,897 937,177 120,517 1,353,994 542,400 369,244 330,391 27,826 382,583 39,231,864

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SCHEDULES FORMING PART OF RECEIPTS & PAYMENTS ACCOUNT AS AT 31ST MARCH 2010 (Amount in Rupees) Schedule-22 : National Institute of Ocean Technology Technology Development for Energy and fresh water from sea & Desalination Inter-Institutional R&D and In-house Development Marine Sensors & Electronics Technical Criteria Atlas Development of Ocean Acoustics Ocean Sciences & Technology for Islands Development of Technologies for Oshore Structural component Disposal of Barge Sagar Shakthi TOTAL Current Year 31.03.2010 17,646,582 44,964,632 1,350,320 2,465,391 19,957,981 13,400,369 547,793 2,347,553 102,680,621 Previous Year 31.03.2009 13,065,616 2,053,354 2,996,716 2,513,943 9,799,971 651,004 31,080,604 Schedule 22

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SCHEDULES FORMING PART OF RECEIPTS & PAYMENTS ACCOUNT AS AT 31ST MARCH 2010 SCHEDULE-23 : Payments made against Earmarked Project Grants COMAPS at Andamans Ocean Observation System - Indian ARGO Development of Underwater Mining System for long term operations Potential Drugs from Ocean Development of unmanned submersible - upto 6000m Gas Hydrates Exploration and Technology Development Development of underwater collector and Crushing system in shallow sea water Acquistion of Technology Services and Demonstration Vessel Operation & Maintenance charges for Sagar Nidhi Seabed Survey using Multibeam Sonar System - EEZ Programme IT & E-Governance activities Vessel Management Cell Maintenance of buoy network Acquisition of Vessel for Ocean Observation Systems Buoy Tender cum Ocean Research Vessel 'Sagar Manjusha' Development and deployment of Low cost met buoys Establishment of National Early Warning System for Tsunami & Storm surges in Indian Ocean Demonstration of Shore Protection through Pilot Projects Development of upgraded version of soil tester Pre-Project Activities of 10 MLD Floating Vessel 8th ISOPE Ocean Mining Symposium Drugs from Sea Programme - Steering Commi ee Measurement and Charaterization of Ocean Ambient Noise Trainer Development Programme TOTAL Current Year 31.03.2010 476,526 363,365 1,058,295 17,053 347,142,616 44,635,929 5,308,520 135,384,689 47,128,061 157,095 51,032,485 69,190,382 48,446,784 698,275 105,653,912 17,259,318 1,221,314 92,715 500,000 307,614 14,406 876,089,354 (Amount in Rupees) Previous Year 31.03.2009 504,998 16,237,498 2,710,028 347,251 129,066,127 55,589,714 175,631,259 611,913 6,213,301 47,938,286 37,534,620 10,746,635 58,855,949 5,353,381 66,824,502 14,318,312 105,436 48,000 628,637,210 Schedule 23

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SCHEDULES FORMING PART OF RECEIPTS & PAYMENTS ACCOUNT AS AT 31ST MARCH 2010 (Amount in Rupees) SCHEDULE-24 : Payments made against Sponsored Project from other sources Support Hydrodynamics Panel of NRB Performance of naval materials under immersed condition in sea environment Marine organisms mediated bio degradation of Polymers Eect of hydrodynamic eld on LF noise source in shallow waters Deployment of Fish Aggregating Devices Lighting system with solar powered led based lamps for remote & rural areas Surface Modication Approach to control biofouling Development of Automated subsurface, underwater noise recording system and time series observations in shallow water at selected sites for acoustical oceanographic applications IndianNational Science Academy - Crustacean Endocrinology TOTAL Current Year 31.03.2010 52,099 58,450 214,600 19,798 347,151 264,097 956,195 Previous Year 31.03.2009 85,916 12,648 914,919 78,156 7,450 2,799,239 3,020,387 270,381 7,189,096 (Amount in Rupees) SCHEDULE-25 : Payments made against Deposits from other agencies Operation and Maintenance of Desalination Plant at Kavara i Procurement of Self Propelled Barge Installation of 1 lakh litres per day capacity Seawater Low Temperature Thermal Desalination Plants at Aga i, Andro & Minicoy Islands TOTAL Current Year 31.03.2010 19,500,000 150,149,803 169,649,803 Previous Year 31.03.2009 136,679 20,989,598 21,126,277 Schedule 24 & 25

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SCHEDULES FORMING PART OF RECEIPTS & PAYMENTS ACCOUNT AS AT 31ST MARCH 2010 (Amount in Rupees) SCHEDULE-26 : Expenditure on Fixed Assets Equipment for Technology activities Buildings Air-conditioners Furniture & xtures Oce Equipment Computer / Workstations TOTAL Current Year 31.03.2010 14,154,489 2,714,363 313,540 141,250 754,436 2,270,570 20,348,648 Current Year 31.03.2010 58,652,239 9,026,937 9,247,339 15,795 1,245,678 5,637,117 7,973,448 6,850,547 622,853 1,234,938 118,797 100,625,688 Previous Year 31.03.2009 23,847,781 7,218,206 1,173,750 756,884 32,996,621 (Amount in Rupees) Schedule-27 : Other Payments Outstanding Liabilities EMD & ASD released Expenditure on Scientic and Technical Consultancy Services VMC - Ship charter payments Sta Welfare Fund Other Payments Payments from General Reserve Fund TDS Payables Service Tax remi ed NDBP Advances paid NIOT Advances paid VMC Advances paid TOTAL Previous Year 31.03.2009 38,269,339 5,189,559 6,837,634 18,371 3,638,187 89,831 2,617,849 6,383,118 5,503,747 503,639 892,979 156,500 70,100,753 Schedule 26 & 27

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEAN TECHNOLOGY, CHENNAI SCHEDULE-28: SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

1.

GENERAL INFORMATION (i) The Government of India under the Gaze e Notication Resolution No.DOD/16-TE/16/92 dated 1st September 1993 established the National Institute of Ocean Technology. The main objectives of the Institute are : (a) To apply the knowledge and experience gained through research in ocean sciences to develop technical know-how and capabilities in specic elds of ocean technology such as seabed mining, ocean energy, etc. to assist the ocean scientists in development of suitable ocean engineering and instrumentation systems such as data buoys, observation platforms, underwater vehicles, etc. to develop necessary technologies for the fast emerging concept of Coastal Zone Management for comprehensive and sustainable development of the coastal belt and islands of the country and any other objectives relating to Ocean Technology as may be set by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).

(b) (c) (d) (ii) (iii) (iv)

National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) has been registered under Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act, 1975 on 5th November 1993 under the Registration No.541/93. NIOT functions under the administrative control of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and provides necessary technological inputs in such areas of Ocean Development as MoES may decide. The Department of Scientic and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India vide their le er No.11/358/98-TU-V dated 15th June, 2010 recognized National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai as a Scientic and Industrial Research Organization for a period up to 31st March 2013. The Director of Income Tax (Exemptions), Chennai vide order No.DIT(E) No.2(582)/04-05 dated 22.3.05 granted registration under Section 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961 as a Public Charitable Trust. The enterprise is a level II entity as dened in preface to Accounting Standards issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Accordingly, the enterprise has complied with all the accounting standards applicable to small and medium size entities unless otherwise stated

(v) (vi)

2.

ACCOUNTING CONVENTION The accompanying nancial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention basis in accordance with the generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP) in India and comply with the mandatory accounting standards unless otherwise stated. The preparation of the nancial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that aect the reported balances of assets and liabilities and disclosures relating to contingent assets and liabilities as at the date of nancial statements and reported amount of income and expenditure

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during that period. Dierence between actual results and estimates are recognised in the period in which results are known / materialised 3. RECOGNITION OF INCOME (i) (ii) Government grants approved but not received are accounted on accrual basis Revenue from Technical / Scientic services is accounted on project completion method as estimating percentage of completion is not possible in view of high complex nature of scientic and technical consultancy services rendered by the Institute. All other items of income/ expenditure are accounted on accrual basis.

(iii) 4.

FIXED ASSETS (i) (ii) Fixed Assets are carried at cost less depreciation. The Cost of an asset comprises its purchase price and other relevant expenses a ributable for bringing the assets to usable condition.

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DEPRECIATION (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) Depreciation relating to own programmes of NIOT (funded by Government grants) are charged to the assets and deducted from the Capital Funds. Depreciation is not charged on Sponsored project assets Depreciation on assets created out of NIOTs internal generation are deducted from the assets and charged to the Income and Expenditure Account Depreciation is provided on the wri en down value method at the rates and manner specied in Income Tax Act, 1961.

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VALUATION OF INVENTORIES (i) Purchases of raw materials, consumables and other inputs are restricted to minimum requirement of Research Programmes taken up and or on hand and thus stores is not maintained. These items are charged at cost on receipt and inspection to the respective projects. Project work-in-progress is valued at cost.

(ii) 7.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EXPENDITURE (i) (ii) Research and Development expenditure on own Projects is charged to Income & Expenditure Account in the year in which the expenditure is incurred. Research and Development expenditure on Scientic and Technical Consultancy Services are accumulated separately under Project Advances which are carried net of such expenditure till completion of the project. The expenditure is charged to Income & Expenditure Account in the year of completion of the project.

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EARMARKED FUNDS The Institute is receiving funds each year for certain specied project / schemes for the purpose of acquiring assets and meeting revenue expenses. The receipts and utilization of these specied funds for the projects / schemes are shown in Schedule-3a.

9.

RATE OF EXCHANGE Transactions in foreign currencies are recorded at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of transaction. Foreign currency monetary assets and liabilities are translated at year end exchange rates and resultant dierence if any is recognised as exchange loss or gain as the case may be.

10.

UNIFORM FORMAT OF ACCOUNTS FOR CENTRAL AUTONOMOUS BODIES The accounts are presented as per the Uniform Format of Accounts for Central Autonomous Bodies.

11.

GRANTS-IN-AID (PLAN) All the Grants-in-aid received by NIOT Ministry of Earth Sciences have been classied by the said Ministry as Grants-in-aid (Plan). Hence, the bifurcation of plan / non-plan items in the Income & Expenditure Account does not arise.

12.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Long Term Employee Benets a) Dened Contribution plan:

The enterprise had a dened contribution plan in the form of Provident Fund scheme for its sta which is administered by the Institute. The above mentioned scheme is classied as dened contribution plan as the enterprise has no further obligation beyond making the contributions. The enterprises contribution to the dened contribution is charged to prot and loss account as incurred. b) Termination Benets: i) ii) Gratuity expenses are charged as expense on the basis of managements estimation. Leave encashment benet is recognised in prot & loss Account in the year in which it is paid.

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEAN TECHNOLOGY, CHENNAI SCHEDULE-29 : CONTINGENT LIABILITIES AND NOTES ON ACCOUNTS

1.

a) b)

Contingent Liabilities : Nil Commitments on Capital Accounts not provided for: Rs.Nil

2.

Depreciation on Scientic & Technical Project Equipments for the year amounting to Rs.1,36,310/- is charged to Income and Expenditure Account. This amount has been transferred from Scientic & Technical Project Equipment Fund to General Reserves. OTEC Project Ministry of Earth Sciences sanctioned the project Demonstration of 1 MW OTEC power plant to NIOT at a total cost of Rs.61.13 crores out of which Rs.38,97,82,097/-, inclusive of revenue expenditure of Rs.22,68,30,475/-, has been shown as work-in-progress in Schedule-5 Fixed Assets. The project was suspended since the proposal for additional requirement of funds has not been considered. During the year, the barge Sagar Shakthi forming part of OTEC Project costing Rs.5,50,11,831/- is disposed for Rs.1,03,00,000/- and the resultant loss of Rs.4,47,11,831/- is adjusted in Capital Funds under the MoES Sponsored Project Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Project.

3.

4.

Insurance claim of Rs.13,81,00,000/- was lodged with M/s. United India Insurance Company Limited for the OTEC Project during 2004. During the year 2008, an oer was received from M/s.United India Insurance Co. Ltd. for Rs.3,35,50,312/- in full and nal se lement of this claim However, eorts are being taken by NIOT to negotiate with the Insurance Company for higher se lement. Hence, the Institute claims for Rs.13,81,00,000/towards insurance has been treated as recoverable in the Books of Account. Figures shown in the accounts are rounded o to the nearest rupee. Previous year gures have been regrouped / merged wherever necessary. Schedules 1 to 29 are annexed to and form an integral part of the Balance Sheet as at 31st March 2010, Income and Expenditure Account and Receipts and Payments account for the year ended on that date.

5. 6. 7.

Signatures to Schedule 1 to 29
As per our Report of even date For National Institute of Ocean Technology For Gopalaiyer & Subramanian CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS FIRM REGN. NO. 000960S

Sd/Date: 25th August 2010 Place: Chennai 600 100 ACCOUNTS OFFICER

Sd/DIRECTOR

Sd/K.K.A. Ramanujan PARTNER Memb No: 209498

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