National Institute of Oceanography Karachi, Pakistan

The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) is located in Karachi. It was established in 1981 by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan. Its Head Office is at Clifton Karachi, and an Oceanographic Research Sub-Station at Gwadar. NIO’s main objectives are: To undertake mission oriented multi-disciplinary research in Physical, Chemical, Biological and Geological Oceanography in Pakistan’s maritime zones and to undertake training programme in various fields of oceanography for the development of indigenous manpower and expertise in the field of Oceanography and Marine Sciences

The Institute is equipped to process and interpret bathymetric as well as 2D multi-channel seismic data. NIO is using MIKE-21 Hydrodynamical model and other sophisticated soft wares in oceanographic and coastal hydrodynamic studies. NIO through the acquisition of oceanographic Data and using dedicated models provide services for the solutions of coastal engineering problems, studies for the suitability of intake & outfall channels of power plants, desalination plants designed for coastal areas, prediction of physical environment for near shore/offshore structures and desk studies of coastal hydrodynamics.

Coastal hydraulics & Seabed Survey

Oceanographic Surveys, Seabed Bathymetric Surveys, Coastal Surveys, Coastal Erosion, Site selection for Power Plants, Single Point Mooring and Desalination Plants

Pollution Survey

Water Quality Monitoring Assessment, Dilution and Dispersion of Pollutants. Thermal Plume study

Oceanographic Survey

Currents, Waves, Tides, and Meteorological observations. Tidal level measurements and Predictions, Numerical Modeling, Ocean Productivity

Environmental Survey

Environmental Impact Assessment, Initial, Environmental Examination, Ecological Surveys, Contingency Planning, Natural Resource Damage, Assessment, Remediation plans, Marine Mammal Observers

For Feedback /Suggestion

                                                                NIO                                            Ministry of Science and Technology

                                                                Phone: 021-33251172 Phone:051-9202682