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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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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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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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Localizing Climate Change Scenarios for the Maldives

Written on January 30, 2012 at 5:31 am, by


  In 2011, the Government of Maldives partnered with RIMES to take new steps towards preparing for climate change impact on the small island state made up of 1200 low lying islands. The nine-month project initiated research for developing a down-scaled climate model and for interpreting the future climatic change scenarios that could provide projections…

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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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RIMES at JSCE/TCA Seminar on impact of earthquake & tsunami on concrete structures

Written on September 13, 2011 at 4:07 am, by


  RIMES participated in the Joint Seminar on Damage of Concrete Structure due to Recent Big Earthquakes in Japan and Seismic Design based on JSCE Standard Specification, organized by the Thailand Concrete Association (TCA) and Japan Society of Civil Engineering (JSCE) and held on 17 August 2011, in Bangkok, Thailand. RIMES’ Seismic Risk Evaluation &…

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New Publication: Prediction of severe tropical cyclones over Bay of Bengal during 2007-2010

Written on August 31, 2011 at 7:15 am, by


Prediction of severe tropical cyclones over Bay of Bengal during 2007-2010 using high resolution meso-scale model Authors: P.V.S Raju, J.Potty and U.C Mohanty. Published in: Natural Hazards, DOI:10.1007/s11069-011-9918-I http://www.springerlink.com/content/51702u3883054vx6/fulltext.pdf Abstract In this paper, the performance of a high resolution mesoscale model for prediction of severe tropical cyclones over the Bay of Bengal during 2007-2010 (Sidr,…

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