Environment & Disaster Management
This Sector is led by India.
Before the 1st BIMSTEC Summit, the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF) of the department of Science and Technology of India had held an operational Meeting about the examination, prediction, and warning of cyclones and tropical Monsoons on 25-28 March 2003.
During the 1st BIMSTEC Summit, India proposed cooperation in information sharing on Remote Sensing for the purpose of agricultural, environmental, and catastrophe management. Additionally, India has put forward a plan to establish the BIMSTEC Centre on Weather and Climate in New Delhi. The established centre has been working since August 2004.
So far, India has hosted Workshop on Geoinformatics Application in Disaster Management on 12-16 November 2007, New Delhi.