Secondment Program

Since 2008, seconded scientists from RIMES Member and Collaborating States have been receiving training in earthquake monitoring, tsunami watch, numerical weather and climate prediction, and hydro-meteorological applications at the RIMES Regional Facility in Thailand.

The RIMES Secondment Program aims at building scientific and technical capacities of scientists, forecasters, and technical specialists from RIMES Member and Collaborating States. This capacity building process involves technology transfer, sharing of knowledge and experience, and on-the-job training.

Under the Secondment Program, Member and Collaborating States deputes scientists and other technical staff, by invitation, to the RIMES Regional Facility in Thailand, for an initial period of 6 months, where they train with RIMES in-house scientists and specialists. After 6 months, the secondees, with consent from their offices, have the option to extend their training to one year. On completion of the training, scientists return to their country offices, transferring knowledge and skills among their colleagues, and supporting new developments in their institutions.

Regarding Earthquake and Tsunami, training of seconded scientists involves:

  • monitoring of earthquakes using SeisComP and Antelope and evaluation of its tsunamigenic potential
  • understanding the basic functionalities of systems including SeisComP, Antelope, REDAS and Tide Tool
  • preparation of warning alerts/products including SMS, emails and bulletins
  • knowledge in the use and application of standard operating procedures
  • summarizing of activities undertaken during big events in a situation report
  • rendering of shift hours on a rotation basis as a Watch Stander
  • research on topics of their choice, such as development of ground motion prediction equations, seismic hazard assessment, tsunami modeling, and tsunami risk assessment.

In relation to Hydro-Meteorological research and development Support to National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs), training of seconded scientists involves:

  • understanding the dynamics of weather and climate over their respective countries and the neighboring region
  • understanding the concepts of numerical weather and climate prediction
  • acquiring the knowledge on generating weather forecast using numerical models
  • customization of numerical weather prediction models by a series of systematic numerical experiments
  • learn to analyze in depth, the forecast generated by the numerical weather prediction models, for applications in different sectors.

RIMES has received scientists from Thailand, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.

Earthquake and Tsunami
Name Organization
Aung Hein Htet Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Myanmar
Nguyen Thanh Hai Institute of Geophysics (IGP), Vietnam
 

Earthquake and Tsunami
Name Organization Start Date End Date
Mario Artienda Princer National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), Philippines 27-May-13 26-Nov-13
Vi Van Vung Institute of Geophysics (IGP), Vietnam. 20-Nov-12 28-Apr-13
Nguyen Tan Duoc Research Institute for the Management of Seas and Islands (RIMSI), Vietnam. 01-Oct-12 28-Apr-13
Yin Myo Min Htwe Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Myanamar 01-Jan-12 10-Apr-13
Aaron Ching National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), Philippines 17-Sept-12 23-Mar-13
A.A.C. Priyantha Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB), Sri Lanka 17-Nov-12 14-Feb-13
Nguyen Trung Tam Institute of Geophysics (IGP), Vietnam 15-May-12 14-Nov-12
H.A.D.N. Sanjeewa Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB), Sri Lanka 01-Aug-12 31-Oct-12
Glenn G Jandayan National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), Philippines 30-Jan-12 31-Jul-12
S.W. Seneviratne Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB), Sri Lanka 18-Apr-12 17-Jul-12
Ha Vinh Long Institute of Geophysics (IG), Vietnam 05-Sep-11 04-Jun-12
Boonphor Phetphouthongdy Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Lao PDR 03-May-11 02-May-12
Bui Thi Nhung Institute of Geophysics (IG), Vietnam 08-Jun-11 30-Nov-11
Nilmini Thaldena Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB), Sri Lanka 08-Jun-11 30-Nov-11
Maylord M. De Chavez National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), Philippines 15-May-11 20-Nov-11
Do Duy Toan Research Institute for the Management of Seas and Islands (RIMSI), Vietnam 15-Sep-10 14-Sep-11
Pham The Truyen Institute of Geophysics (IGP), Vietnam 15-Oct-10 06-May-11
Armando B. Amolo National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), Philippines 07-Oct-10 08-Apr-11
Nguyen Tien Hung Institute of Geophysics (IGP), Vietnam 01-Apr-10 30-Sep-10
Tun Lin Kyaw Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Myanmar 01-Apr-10 30-Sep-10
Von Allen Medina National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), Philippines 15-Mar-10 14-Sep-10
Nguyen Xuan Dao Research Institute for the Management of Seas and Islands (RIMSI), Vietnam 01-Apr-10 31-Aug-10
Somphavanh Sittiphong Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Lao PDR 20-Jul-09 19-Apr-10
Nurelius G. Baloran National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), Philippines 01-Aug-09 01-Feb-10
Ahmed Muslim Maldives Meteorological National Service (MMS), Maldives 01-Nov-09 15-Jan-10
Dinh Quoc Van Institute of Geophysics (IGP), Vietnam 03-Aug-09 02-Jan-10
Kyaw Kyaw Lin Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Myanmar 30-Oct-08 29-Sep-09

Hydro-Meteorological Research and Development Support to NMHSs
Name Organization Start Date End Date
Khambai Saypaseuth Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Lao PDR 01-Nov-12 31-Oct-13
Khaemeuy Chao Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Lao PDR 01-Nov-12 31-Oct-13
Tin Mar Htay (PhD) Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Myanmar 18-Feb-13 16-Aug-13
Kyaw Lwin Oo Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Myanmar 18-Feb-13 16-Aug-13
Enkhbat Erdenebat Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Mongolia 01-Sep-11 21-Mar-13
Tharet Papakang Royal Irrigation Department (RID), Thailand 04-Feb-13 15-Feb-13
Chatchai Oakassopha Royal Irrigation Department (RID), Thailand 04-Feb-13 15-Feb-13
Benchamas Phomma Royal Irrigation Department (RID), Thailand 04-Feb-13 15-Feb-13
Vanvisa Mama Royal Irrigation Department (RID), Thailand 4-Feb-13 15-Feb-13
Matharit Namsai Royal Irrigation Department (RID), Thailand 04-Feb-13 15-Feb-13
Edigio Da Costa Guterres National Directorate of Meteorology and Geophysics (NDMG), Timor Leste 16-Oct-12
20-Jul-09
15-Dec-12
22-Sep-09
Martinho Fatima National Disaster Operations Center (NDOC), Timor-Leste 16-Oct-12 15-Dec-12
Chea Monyvycet Department of Meteorology (DoM), Cambodia 23-Sep-12 23-Nov-12
Yem Rithy Department of Meteorology (DoM), Cambodia 23-Sep-12 23-Nov-12
Bounteum Sysouphanthavong Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Lao PDR 03-May-11 31-Jul-11
Sayphone Phommaya Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Lao PDR 03-May-11 31-Jul-11
Shiva Prasad Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), Nepal 15-Mar-11 13-May-11
Raju Dhar Pradhananga Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), Nepal 15-Mar-11 13-May-11
Sangay Tashi Hydro-Meteorological Services Division (HMSD), Bhutan 16-Apr-11 1-May-11
S.M. Quamrul Hassan Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), Bangladesh 03-Feb-10 30-Jul-10
Sein Maw Oo Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Myanmar 30-Oct-08 30-Apr-10
Flaviana Pinto Fernandes National Directorate of Meteorology and Geophysics (NDMG), Timor Leste 20-Jul-09 22-Sep-09