Sri Lanka – National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA)

Dr. Charitha Pattiaratchi from the University of Western Australia conducted an intensive training program on ‘Coastal physical oceanography of Indian Ocean waters’ in Colombo, Sri Lanka for 31 students from Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Mauritius, Pakistan and Tanzania. The training included a series of formal lectures which included an introduction to physical oceanography with an emphasis on continental shelf processes and the Indian Ocean region as well as a field training at a residential field camp in Weligama, located ~150 km to the south of Colombo where students were exposed to the collection and analysis of data from different environments (e.g. an estuary; the beach; coastal areas; and the continental shelf). To find out more about the course, please visit its page on the POGO website.