Annual Report 2017
Country Reports


Dr Purnima Jalihal and Mr. PRASAD Dudhgaonkar National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT)


As a step towards formulating a roadmap, NIOT organised a brainstorming session on Ocean Energy Development in India on 27 March 2017. The participation in this session was by invitation to key stakeholders from industry, academia, companies in public sector and government departments. It was recommended to install an intermediate scale wave energy converter on one of the islands, to carry out resource assessment for a few target locations, to work on inter-ministerial involvement in large OTEC projects and to explore hybrid energy production via multipurpose floating systems.

India hosted the 33 meeting of the Executive Committee of Ocean Energy Systems in November 2017 in Chennai. On the sidelines of this meeting, NIOT organised a workshop on ocean energy development on 13 November 2017 in Chennai with participants from the Department of Science and Technology, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Indian Institute of Technology, the Ministry of Earth Sciences, etc.


Workshop on Harnessing Energy from Ocean - A Global Scenario on 13 November 2017