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National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) operates an Ocean Observation Centre (OOC) on 24 hr basis and monitoring ocean conditions around Sri Lanka in near real time basis.

The center is dedicated to provide ocean based disasters information and technical assistance to all relevant authorities.  The centre collaborates with the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Resources, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC), the Department of Meteorology in respect of ocean based disasters, early warning and mitigation of impacts from ocean based natural disasters.

In addition to the ocean based disaster prevention and mitigation activities, the centre gathers and analyses oceanographic data within our maritime boundaries for other Research  and Development applications such as fisheries, safety navigation, climate and environmental studies and coastal development planning.




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