Given the transboundary nature of hazards, institutionalized regional cooperation is needed for integration of early warning systems, enhancing weather and climate services for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. RIMES adopts a regional approach to draw upon outputs from global and regional WMO centers for hydro-meteorological hazards and UNESCO/IOC centers for tsunami, to enhance the capacities of NHMSs and other national institutions to generate high-resolution early warning information.

RIMES bridges operational and technical gaps - serving as an interface institution between National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, climate-sensitive user sector and global organizations.