Focal point for RIMES Secretariat
Ali Shareef, Deputy Director General of Maldives Meteorological Service, is the current focal point for RIMES Secretariat, representing RIMES in the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWS).
Shareef has over 2 decades of experience in the sector. Since 2008, he has been working as a Deputy Director General of Maldives Meteorological Service, managing meteorological, climatological, and early warning operations at the National Meteorological and Multi-Hazard Early Warning Centre. Previously, he held the positions of director, meteorologist and senior forecaster at the Department of Meteorology of the Government of Maldives.
He is the national correspondent for SAARC Meteorological Research Centre (SMRC) Newsletter, and WMO/ESCAP Panel on Tropical Cyclones’ Newsletter, as well as the editor for the Maldives Annual Climate Report. Ali has participated in many high level training programs in Meteorology around the world.