Launch event: High Impact Weather Assessment Toolkit for Bangladesh Meteorological Department

Date 30 Mar 2022 to 30 Mar 2022
Venue Bangladesh Meteorological Department, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Contact Persons
Type Launch event
Programmes SERVIR-HKH


About the event

Our SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya (SERVIR-HKH) Initiative is collaborating with the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), NASA SERVIR Science Coordination Office (SCO) and the NASA – Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center (SPoRT) on the implementation of High Impact Weather Assessment Toolkit (HIWAT) for the BMD. The NASA SERVIR Applied Sciences Team developed the system and further customized it for Bangladesh. BMD has invested its own resources to install HIWAT on its high-performance computing cluster to support its operational forecasts.


The event will officially launch HIWAT Bangladesh, which will enhance BMD’s capacity to simulate extreme weather hazards and issue operational forecasts.

Expected participants

BMD officials, ICIMOD representatives, and invited guests from relevant institutions including development partners, university faculty, and media persons will join the launch event at BMD’s premises. Participants from NASA and USAID will join the event virtually.

Tentative agenda