Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research

About Us

About us

Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR), is a multidisciplinary marine research institute and Nigeria’s prime institute for Marine Sciences.

NIOMR was established in November 1975 by the Research Institutes Establishment Order 1975. The headquarters of the institute is located at the Bar Beach, contiguous to the Atlantic Ocean. Our scientific research activities encompass virtually all aspects concerned with ocean and marine science namely Aquaculture, Biological oceanography, Biotechnology, Fisheries resources, Fish technology & Product development, Physical & Chemical oceanography, Marine geology/geophysics, African Regional Aquaculture Centre (ARAC), Extension Services, Mariculture, Fishing Technology and Safety and Marine Meteorology and Safety.

Our Mandate

Is to conduct research into the resources and physical characteristics of the Nigerian Territorial Waters and high Seas beyond as well as ensuring healthy marine environment.

Our Goal

“To key into the national development goals of food security, poverty reduction, marine environment cleanliness and sustainability”…

Our Mission and vision statement


Aspiration as a National Fisheries and Oceanography centre of excellence using dedicated, world-class scientists to collect, analyze and provide scientific data and information for the development of scientific products necessary for sustainable exploitation of Nigeria’s Marine resources and utilization, coastal and ocean environment for the benefit of our national community at large.


To Become a world class Centre of Excellence in Marine Science