Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research


Our Facilities

The facilities at the Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR) encompass a diverse range of capabilities that underpin our research and development efforts. These facilities include:


Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, our laboratories support research in various marine science and technology domains, such as fisheries science, aquaculture, marine biology, marine geography, and marine physics.


Our jetty serves as a crucial point for launching and docking research vessels, as well as for handling equipment and supplies.

Extruder machine for fish feed production

Vital for our aquaculture research, this machine produces high-quality fish feed pellets.

Fishing and research vessels

Our fleet of vessels is equipped with scientific tools like echosounders, trawls, and plankton nets for research at sea.

Weather station

The meteorological data collected from our weather station supports research on climate change and its effects on marine environments.

Pilot plant for fish canning

Our pilot plant facilitates the development and testing of innovative fish canning technologies and products.

Net loft (Fishing Net workshop)

This facility is integral to our fishing and research operations, where fishing nets are crafted and repaired.

Fish food engineering workshop

Our fish food engineering workshop is used to develop and test new fish feed processing technologies and equipment.

Information on any recent upgrades or expansions to the institute’s facilities

NIOMR recently upgraded its facilities, including a state-of-the-art fish genetics lab, a new research vessel, an improved weather station, an expanded net loft, a fresh pilot plant for fish canning, and a new fish food engineering workshop.

Details on how the institute’s facilities support its research initiatives

These upgraded facilities empower NIOMR's research initiatives by providing scientists with essential tools and equipment. They also bolster fishing, research operations, and innovation in fish processing and feed technologies. NIOMR's facilities are integral to its research, aiding in sustainable marine resource management and environmental protection.