The Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) is an international and intergovernmental institution, owned and managed by its Member States, for the generation and application of early warning information. RIMES evolved from the efforts of countries in Africa and Asia, in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, to establish a regional early warning system within a multi-hazard framework for the generation and communication of early warning information, and capacity building for preparedness and response to trans-boundary hazard.


RIMES provides the following services to national and local level institutions within each Member States’ early warning frameworks:

Assistance in establishing and maintaining observation and monitoring stations of regional benefit

Specialized Expert System for Agro-Meteorological Early Warning for Climate Resilient Agriculture

Climate Data Access and Analysis System

Ocean State Forecast and Advisory System
Evaluation System for Computing Accessibility and Planning Evacuation
INternet-based Simulation Platform for Inundation and Risk Evaluation