ACT2025: Beyond Dialoguing to Action and Support to Avert, Minimize, and Address Loss and Damage

By Tonichi Regalado (KLIMA – Manila Observatory) Allied for Climate Transformation by 2025 (ACT2025) partners, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCAD) and the Manila Observatory (MO) held a side event entitled “Beyond Dialoguing to Action and Support to avert, minimize and...

Supertyphoon Odette: Precautionary Tale

By: Antonio Gabriel M. La Viña, Yla Gloria Marie P. Paras, Jameela Joy M. Reyes When Typhoon Odette ravaged the Philippines in December 2021, many were caught by surprise. While families knew what to do in case of rain, hardly anyone saw what...

PRESS RELEASE

AUGUST 20, 2021 Filipino climate scientists warn: weather extremes in the Philippines to worsen with further warming A higher global temperature will bring about more frequent and more intense weather extremes in many regions of the world, including the Philippines.  This is the...

Mapping the Impacts of Tropical Depression Dujuan(Auring) in the Eastern Visayasand CaragaRegion

Summary •Several areas in Southern Philippines experienced accumulated 24-hour rainfall exceeding 150 mm during the onslaught of Tropical Depression Auring on Feb. 20-22, 2021.  •Multi-temporal Synthetic Aperture Radar images detected flooding in the municipalities of San Miguel, Tago and Tandag City in the...

Impacts of Taal Volcano Phreatic Eruption (12 January 2020) on the Environment and Population: Satellite-Based Observations Compared with Historical Records

By Ma. Flordeliza P. Del Castillo1, Patricia Mae J. Paraiso1, May Celine T.M. Vicente1, Ma. Laurice P. Jamero2, Gemma T. Narisma3,4 1 Geomatics for Environment and Development, Manila Observatory 2 Resilience Collaboratory, Manila Observatory 3 Regional Climate Systems 4 Department of Physics, Ateneo...

Deepening the Understanding of Clouds and Aerosols Through Shared Science

This August 25, the NASA P-3B started its first flight over the Philippines, gathering samples to understand the interaction between aerosols and clouds. This flight marks the start of the one-and-a-half-months flight campaign of the Cloud, Aerosol, and Monsoon Processes – Philippines Experiment...

Manila Observatory Advances Climate Research Hosting WCRP Academy Support Unit

The Manila Observatory (MO) in the Philippines has become the host of the Support Unit for the WCRP Academy, an initiative of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). MO has established itself as a leader in climate science and research that aid vulnerable...

Manila Observatory at CRS PH Urban Resilience Conference

The Manila Observatory actively engaged participants through an interactive booth at the Breakthrough Resilience: An Urban Resilience Conference, organized by Catholic Relief Services Philippines at the Seda Hotel in Manila from April 24-25, 2024. The booth highlighted recent projects and advocacy initiatives centered...

New Year 2024 Particle Pollution Measurements in Metro Manila and Other Local Urbanized Areas

by Mariane Desiree Avendaño, Zenn Marie Cainglet, Aubrey May De Francisca, Paola Banaga, Melliza Templonuevo Cruz, James B. Simpas, Maria Obiminda Cambaliza, Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ, and Fr. Daniel McNamara, SJ Summary Government policies and annual campaigns by the Department of Health...

GIS-Based Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation (V&A) and Disaster Risk Assessments for Metro Cebu

Read Full Monograph: GIS-Based Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation (V&A) and Disaster Risk Assessments for Metro Cebu The following are the specific objectives of this research project, whose results are narrated in this monograph: a. To establish and develop an evidence-based decision-support platform and...