Launch of wave-powered navigational buoy by NIOT and OTEC desalination test facility

Last week, on the 13th of November, the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) in Chennai, India, launched their first wave-powered navigational buoy, developed by the institute.

The buoy was launched by Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences M Rajeevan, as part of a workshop ’Harnessing Energy from the Oceans - A global Scenario’ and on the eve of the 33rd OES Executive Committee meeting held in Chennai and hosted by NIOT.

Rajeevan, along with Chairman of OES, Henry Jeffrey, and its Executive Secretary, Ana Brito e Melo, also inaugurated an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) desalination test facility at the NIOT premises.

Purnima Jalihal, head of the Energy and Freshwater Programme at NIOT, and OES member, gave an interview to reporters on the importance of these projects to India and benefits from OES international collaboration.

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