An Ocean Forecast System that provides up to five days forecast of winds, currents, waves and storm surges, is going to be establish in NARA with the technical assistance of University of Western Australia (UWA) under the Australian Government fund. The forecasting system and the web interface will be developed at UWA including subsystems for prediction of oil and chemical spill through integration of other models. The output will be publicly available and could be used by researchers to understand Sri Lankan coastal dynamics.
Equipment donated through the project was handed over by the project leader, Prof. Charitha Pattiarchchi of UWA, to NARA. A donation ceremony was held and Chairman, Prof. Jayantha Wijeratne, Director General, Dr. H.M.P. Kithsiri and officials from NARA were attended to the ceremony.