With increasing awareness of the potential impacts of climate change, it is realized that socio-economic sectors such as water, agriculture or fisheries, that are highly sensitive to weather and climate extremes like droughts, floods, cyclones and storms, heat waves or cold waves, have to enhance the use of climate information; however, decision-makers in these sectors are not sufficiently equipped to make effective use of climate information to manage current and future climate risks.
RIMES facilitates development/enhancement of enabling mechanisms for countries to make full use of global information and services. RIMES also provides a test bed for translating research products into operational products for application; facilitates linkages for accessing information necessary for prediction and forecasting; provides training in numerical prediction and downscaling for generating tailored forecast products, in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization, as well as interpretation and translation of forecast products into user-friendly information.
- Enhancing early warning system for community-based response in Bangladesh under SHOUHARDO- II (Integrated into Program Area 4)
- Piloting of Bay of Bengal cyclones and depression tracks and landfall for enhanced accuracy and improved lead time for disaster risk reduction in Nobo Jibon Program areas, Bangladesh (Integrated into Program Area 4)
- Reducing risks of tsunami, storm surges, large waves, and other natural hazards in low elevation coastal zones (Integrated into Program Area 4)
- Strengthening of Myanmar’s Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (Integrated into Program Area 4)