Providing downscaled GCM outputs for four selected rice growing regions

This collaboration between the Manila Observatory and the International Rice Research Institute  (IRRI) is one of the activities  within  the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change  Agriculture and Food  Security (CCAFS) project at IRRI. IRRI pursues a comprehensive research agenda  on climate change...

Manila Observatory on Makati City’s Weather Monitoring Station Project

Makati City and the Manila Observatory take on climate change and disaster risk management together as the city’s weather monitoring station project was formally launched in Barangay San Lorenzo by Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay, city officials and barangay kagawads. Manila Observatory’s...

UNEP-ASoG Nueva Ecija climate analysis

In  partnership  with  the  United  Nations  Environment Programme  (UNEP)  and  the  Ateneo  School  of Government,  the  Manila  Observatory  used  station observations  from  the province of  Nueva  Ecija  to  identify local  temperature  and  rainfall  trends  for  the  agriculture  sector.  This study showed that there...

Highlights of 2012

The  year  2012  was  a  year  of  growth  for  the  Manila  Observatory.  We  celebrated  triumphs,  new  collaborations  and  the  strengthening  of  partnerships  in  the pursuit  of  our science agenda. Here are some of the many highlights of our work in 2012. Exhibit by...

2012 MAGDAS/ISWI School on Space Science in Ciloto, Indonesia

Clint Bennett and Dr. Quirino Sugon Jr., faculty members of the Department of Physics of Ateneo de Manila University, attended the 2012 ISWI and MAGDAS School on Space Science in Ciloto, Indonesia last 17-26 September 2012. ISWI stands for the International Space Weather...

Albay Sustainable Development Guidebook

The  Albay  Sustainable  Development  Guidebook  is the product of  two-year  research conducted  by Manila Observatory scientists  in partnership  with  Chevron  Geothermal  Philippines  Holdings  Inc.  and  the  provincial government of  Albay. Analysis  of  land  use and  land  use  change,  hazard  &  vulnerability  mapping  and ...

Workshops on Sustainable Development with Communities and Local Governments

In  the  development  of  the  Albay  Sustainable  Development  Guidebook,  Manila Observatory scientists and researchers worked closely with the local governments of Tiwi and  Malinao. The communities  in Tiwi  and Malinao are  located  in  the  province  of  Albay.  Communities  in  Albay  are  exposed  to...

RS-GIS Analysis for Tiwi and Malinao

The  Observatory in partnership with Chevron Geothermal  Philippines Holdings  Inc.  and  the  provincial  government   of  Albay created a sustainable development  guidebook  for  the local  governments  of  Tiwi and Malinao.  GED  contributed to the spatial  analysis  of  the  area, including  its land use and ...

Christian Aid Documentary on Flooding in 2012: “Big River Rising”

In  August  2012,  Metro  Manila  and its environs were affected  by  a  period  of  heavy and  continuous  rainfall  caused  by  an  enhanced  monsoon  season  (Habagat).  The  disaster  affected  millions  because  of  flooding and  rainfall-induced  landslides.  Christian  Aid,  a  UK-based  international  development  and relief ...

Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

The  Philippines  is  the  third most at risk  to  disasters  in  the  world,   along with being vulnerable  to  the effects of  climate change. Disaster Risk  Reduction  as well  as Climate  Change  Adaptation  (DRR-CCA) need to be approached together in order to  face  the...

The Ridge, River to Reef Rural-Urban Land Use Evaluation System for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management (R3 RULES for CCA-DRM)

Located in the tropics within the Pacific  Rim  of  Fire  and  being  archipelagic,  the  Philippines  is  hazard-prone  and  most  vulnerable  to  impacts  of  climate  change.  Local government units are required  to prepare Comprehensive  Land  Use Plans  or  CLUPs  to  plan the development and...

Making Climate Change Adaptation a Multi-Disciplinary Challenge: IRIACC-CCaR Launch

by: Geonelle Louise Corneby In recent years, typhoons such as Ondoy and Sendong, as well as other natural hazards, have incurred economic losses, massive loss of lives and property and damage to infrastructure. These have, in turn, increased the need for and urgency...