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...

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...

Taal Volcano 2020 Eruption Impact on Air Quality. Part II: Air Quality Measurements and Current Plume Conditions

By Gabrielle Frances Leung1, Miguel Ricardo Hilario1, Grace Betito1, Paola Angela Bañaga1, Xzann Garry Vincent Topacio1, Zenn Marie Cainglet1,3, Shane Marie Visaga2,3, Imee Delos Reyes1, Angela Monina Magnaye2, Lyndon Mark Olaguera2,3, Julie Mae Dado2, Faye Cruz2, Joel Maquiling3, Maria Obiminda Cambaliza1,3, James Bernard...

Taal Volcano 2020 Eruption Impact on Air Quality (Part I)

By Gabrielle Frances Leung1, Miguel Ricardo Hilario1, Grace Betito1, Paola Angela Bañaga1, Xzann Gary Vincent Topacio1, Zenn Marie Cainglet1,3, Shane Marie Visaga2,3, Imee Delos Reyes1, Lyndon Mark Olaguera2,3, Julie Mae Dado2, Faye Cruz2, Joel Maquiling3, Maria Obiminda Cambaliza1,3, James Bernard Simpas1,3, Gemma Teresa...

Local and National Government Agencies and Regional Scientists Come Together for First CORDEX Stakeholder Workshop

11-12 July 2019– As part of the Manila Observatory’s mission, science-based planning is essential particularly in the Philippines, one of the hardest hit countries by climate change and extremes, such as extreme rainfall, drought and tropical cyclones, with unevenly distributed impacts among vulnerable groups. In...

Manila Observatory Participates in NCDR Training Workshops on Big Data and Social Media for Disaster Reduction

The National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR) held two international training workshops on applying big data and social media for disaster reduction in Taiwan.  The first workshop was a three-day training on Big Data Analysis and Applications conducted from 30...