Data from dense observation networks are ideally required for proper monitoring of atmospheric, oceanic, and geologic elements for assimilation into numerical predictions to generate forecasts and subsequent issuance of timely early warning information for disaster prevention. 

To enhance data availability for improved climate forecasting and prediction services, RIMES facilitates the establishment and upgrading of observing stations in RIMES member states. These include telemetered weather, seismic, sea level, deep ocean, water level, and agro-meteorological observation systems.

While the establishment of key observation stations is a national responsibility, some observation stations generate data for regional benefit. RIMES supports establishment of these stations and shares the responsibility of designing, operating, and maintaining the stations when the host countries need assistance. RIMES also enlists observing and monitoring stations in global networks, for sharing data globally.

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