DOST-PAGASA acknowledges weather monitoring, forecasting systems developed by Geo-SAFER
The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Association (DOST-PAGASA) recognized and provided additional inputs to enhance the data, systems and other outputs developed by the Geo-SAFER Mindanao program. The said parties met for a harmonization meeting conducted last May 2, 2019 at the Geo-SAFER Mindanao Office, Caraga State University, Butuan City.
PAGASA Hydro-Meteorology Division personnel headed by Mr. Roy Badilla, Mr. Anthony Joseph Lucero from Mindanao PAGASA Regional Services Division (Mindanao PRSD), and Ma’am Lolita Vinalay of PAGASA Butuan participated in the said harmonization meeting. During the meeting, The Geo-SAFER Agusan project presented its different outputs, including the Mindanao online rainfall and water level monitoring systems. DOST-PAGASA acknowledged the outputs developed by the project and said that it would be useful in conducting weather monitoring activities.
With the inputs and suggestions of DOST-PAGASA, the project’s developed systems have already considered conforming to the standards, protocol and technicalities set by PAGASA as the country’s weather bureau. Geo-SAFER Agusan continues with its mission to help in the attainment of flood resilience in the various communities of Caraga.