Key institutions

Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hidrology (CIMH)

Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hidrology (CIMH)

Type of Institution:

Research centre

Work field:


  • Water ressources
  • Agriculture
  • Marine coastal management
  • Vulnerability and impact analysis


Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago


The role Caribbean Institute for Metereology and Hidrology is to improve the meteorological and hydrological services and to assist in promoting the awareness of the benefits of these services for the economic well-being of the Caribbean Meteorological Organization (CMO) countries. This is achieved through training, research and investigations, and the provision of specialized services and advice. The primary functions of the Institute are to: - Provide facilities for the training of various categories of meteorological and hydrological personnel - Operate as a centre of research in meteorology and hydrology and associated sciences - Operate as contractors and consultants on various meteorological and hydrological projects - Maintain a service for the upkeep, repair, and calibration of meteorological instruments - Provide advice to participating governments on meteorological and hydrological matters - Collect, analyze, and publish meteorological and hydrological data