MoU between Department of Geography and the Island Research Center, State Oceanic Administration, P.R. China
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), of the joint research study between Department of Geography, University of Colombo and the Island Research Center, State Oceanic Administration, P.R. China, was signed on 14th December 2015, by the Prof. Lakshman Dissanayake – Vice Chancellor, University of Colombo and Dr. Li Wenjun – Deputy Director General, Island Research Centre, China.
This is a jointly organized research project on the Impact of Global Climate Change and Human Activities on Tropical Coastal Evolution and Management, by which both parties will be benefited in terms of gathering, processing and analyzing oceanographic data using recently invented methods and equipment. This study mainly focuses the coastal morphology, shoreline changes, sediment transport and budget, nearshore hydrodynamics, monsoon effects and human impact of coastal changes along the coastal line from Negombo to Chilaw.