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Nepal’s Department of Mines and Geology firms up cooperation with RIMES on seismic risk assessment
12 May 2016

Written on May 13, 2016 at 12:22 pm, by


Nepal’s Department of Mines and Geology (DMG) firmed up today its cooperation with RIMES on earthquake risk assessment with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. Represented by Mr. Sarbjit Prasad Mahato, Director General, DMG agreed to cooperate with RIMES on enhancing DMG capacity on real-time earthquake and crustal deformation monitoring and seismic risk assessment.…

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RIMES, at the South Asian Climate Outlook Forum

Written on May 2, 2013 at 8:00 am, by


RIMES has been present at the fourth session of the South Asian Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF-4), which was held at Kathmandu (Nepal), during 18-19 April, to develop an outlook for the 2013 southwest monsoon rainfall over South Asia. RIMES took active part in deliberations for assessing the available forecast information and for finalizing the consensus…

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RIMES research on nested WRF model performance in typhoon simulations over West Pacific and South China Sea, featured in the Natural Hazards journal

Written on January 22, 2013 at 5:25 am, by


The study on “Performance of nested weather research and forecasting (WRF) model in typhoon simulations over West Pacific and South China Sea” has been featured in the Natural Hazards journal. The research, led by Dr. Jayaraman Potty, RIMES Chief Scientist for Severe Weather and Climate Information, tested the forecasting skill of the WRF model in simulating…

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Bangladesh flood early warning system fosters dialogue between scientists and communities

Written on January 22, 2013 at 5:23 am, by


Dialogue between scientists and communities is essential to understand uncertain information for managing disaster risks.  The Bangladesh flood early warning system is an example of such a dialogue process, helping at-risk communities to make decisions in uncertain situations and safeguard their livelihoods.   Under this flood early warning system, forecasts of up to 10 days…

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Near-shore bathymetric, topographic, and exposure surveys

Written on November 3, 2012 at 8:06 am, by


To generate high-resolution data required for tsunami risk assessment, participants shall be trained on collection of near-shore sea-floor depth data, employing an ordinary single-beam fishing sonar and an optimized survey route interval; generation of near-shore topographic data using a combination of remote sensing and ground survey data; and building survey and analysis for the determination…

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Development of RIMES online tool for tsunami inundation simulation and loss estimation, in press for the Continental Shelf Research journal

Written on October 17, 2012 at 10:25 am, by


The development of RIMES’ online tool for tsunami inundation simulation and loss estimation, including the low-cost survey methodology for generating high-resolution near-shore bathymetric, topographic, and exposure data was a collaborative effort among RIMES, Asian Institute of Technology, and Chulalongkorn University, with funding support from ESCAP. The technical paper on the tool’s development, testing, and validation,…

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RIMES/AIT at the WCRP Open Science Conference

Written on November 8, 2011 at 5:32 am, by


    RIMES and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) participated jointly in the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Open Science Conference (OSC) held from 24-28 October in Denver, Colorado, USA. S.H.M Fakhruddin (RIMES) and Mukand S. Babel  (AIT) presented a research paper on experiences with the decision support system (DSS) for a location specific…

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Reducing natural hazard risks in low lying coastal zones: WMO-RIMES Project Meeting

Written on October 3, 2011 at 4:57 am, by


    The Project Meeting for the WMO-RIMES Joint Project on “Reducing risks of tsunami, storm surges, large waves and other natural hazards in low elevation coastal zones” was held from 28-30 September 2011 at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Conference Center in Pathumthani, Thailand. This joint project implemented by the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard…

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Iraqi Government Delegation visits Thailand’s Disaster Management System

Written on August 17, 2011 at 7:25 am, by


  An Iraqi government delegation, including Iraq’s Honorable Deputy Minister of Science & Technology, Samir Salim Mohammaed Raouf, and the Honorable Deputy Minister of Environment, Hikmat Jebraiel Gorgees Shokah, led a 11 member delegation of senior Iraqi government officials on an learning visit on the Disaster Risk Management Systems in Thailand, during 14-23 August 2011.…

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