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Advanced computer modeling and early warning systems as tools for disaster mitigation: 2015 International Geoinformatics and Sustainable Development Camp participants visit RIMES

Written on September 9, 2015 at 6:35 am, by


Participants of the 2015 Asian Summer School International Geoinformatics and Sustainable Development Camp, jointly hosted by Chubu University, Japan, and Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, visited RIMES on 26 August 2015.   The 20 participants come from 9 different countries and diverse background (geoinformatics, economics, education, geography, international relations, etc.). They attended lectures and hands-on…

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Engineers from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Energy and Water visited RIMES for an overview of available products and services, for setting up irrigation projects

Written on September 6, 2015 at 2:39 am, by


The first batch of engineers from the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan visited RIMES Program Unit on 26 August 2015.   The visit was part of a 2-week training course, organized by Asian Institute of Technology, on “Feasibility Studies for Irrigation Projects”. RIMES’ Chief Scientist for Climate Applications,…

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Weaver in Sirajganj, Bangladesh received innovative voice flood warning messages on his mobile phone and saved livelihood assets worth USD 965 during the last monsoon season

Written on August 19, 2015 at 10:22 am, by


In Bangladesh, the monsoon season puts up to a third of the country under water.  For weavers like Lal Chand Miah, with handlooms typically located on the ground, receiving early warning information is an absolute necessity in order to prevent financial losses from damages brought by rising floodwaters.   A pilot project, led by Deltares…

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RIMES 2nd Ministerial Conference adopted RIMES Master Plan 2016-2020 for science-informed risk and resource management

Written on July 23, 2015 at 9:35 am, by


Ministers and representatives of the Ministers of Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Comoros, India, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam adopted RIMES Master Plan 2016-2020 during the 2nd RIMES Ministerial Conference, held on 10 July 2015 in New Delhi.  The Master Plan…

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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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2011 Secondments to RIMES

Written on September 27, 2011 at 8:28 am, by


                      In 2011 secondees from Lao PDR, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam were seconded for training in earthquake monitoring, tsunami watch, and hydro-meteorological applications at the RIMES Regional Early Warning Centre in Thailand.   The RIMES Secondment Program builds scientific and technical capacities in…

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