The division is responsible for project planning, monitoring and evaluation. It performs the duties of ensuring effective monitoring, evaluation and coordination of the research programmes. Preparation of the action plan, monthly progress monitoring of the each activity, compilation of annual report are the main responsibilities of the division. Information Technology unit, Library and Information unit and Extension unit are placed under the Monitoring and Evaluation division.
Information Technology unit
The mission of the Information Technology Division is to provide the highest quality technology-based services, and support to the organization for its strategic goals and objectives as it applies to research activities and provide effective technology support for audio/visual, multimedia, desktop and web based applications and services.
Information Technology Division conducts research using Geography Information system (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) for resources planning and identify suitable areas for aquaculture development and forecasting. GIS technologies applies in the diverse fields and committed to delivering high-quality spatial and attribute data to the internalresearches as to allow better decisions to be made based on the best available information. Information Technology Division acts as a store room of spatial data of marine and terrestrial areas. Division is intended to facilitate as a platform to pool all data/information available in respect to aquatic resources, environment and users and develop products for environmental friendly economic development and scientifically based management of aquatic resources/environment.
The Division is responsible to provide all aspects of IT and systems implementation for information gathering, processing, sharing and dissemination among all stakeholders for management, conservation and development of aquatic resources. It provides expertise in computing hardware and software support as well as LAN (Local Area Network) and WAN (Wide Area Network) connectivity to the staff and administrative support of computer networks. And also ITD maintains IT contracts and software licenses, and coordinates the procurement of IT related hardware and software.
Library and Information Unit
NARA provides Library Services in the fields of Ocean, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.
The activities of the Division are as follows:
- Assisting researchers for library research
- Provision of reference facilities for rare books
- Collection of research papers for future reference
- Lending books
- Exchange of books with other libraries
- Linkage with other libraries
- Provision of Library facilities through internet
- Reader Services including inquiries relating to Library Materials
- Reference and Lending Services
- Current Awareness Service (CAS)
- Selective Dissemination of Information Service (SDI)
- Photocopy Service
- Documentation Services
- Inter Library Loans
- Database Searching
- Institutional Membership