National Meteorological Institute (IMN)

About The IMN (for its acronym in Spanish) is an institution affiliated to the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE), is a scientific body that is in charge of the coordination of all meteorological and climatological activities in the country. It maintains a systematic monitoring of the weather to provide support for the safety of air navigation in the country, for the prevention of hydrometeorological disasters and contribute to the adverse effects of variability and climate change. Collects, studies and analyzes the meteorological and climatological information that measures and records the network stations of the Institute in the country, as well as information necessary for the preparation of studies and research in such fields as agrometeorology, climatology, climate variability, air pollution and interaction ocean-atmosphere, greenhouse gases, climate change, and others; in order to support national development from the point of view of institutional competences. These studies can be inter-institutional and inter-disciplinary, and result provides information, and are related to decision-making in such varied aspects as: food safety, phases of the ENSO phenomenon, the climate and human health, the climate threat, vulnerability and risk to extreme meteorological events, including information that other institutions can take to achieve the best use of water resources for hydroelectric production, the vulnerability of water for human consumption and others; at local, regional or national level. Mission Provide official information on weather, climate, water, variability and climate change, providing experience and innovation for decision making, to society in general. Vision To be the vanguard meteorological and climatic entity at regional and international level at the service of society.
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Company Offices

  • Costa Rica (headquarters)
  • San Jose
  • Barrio Aranjuez, Avenida 9 y Calle 17.