The ULAT Project

The ULAT Project Understanding Lightning and Thunderstorm (ULAT) ULAT project aims to leverage weather and lightning data by observing extreme weather events to further improve the country’s weather forecasts. The project’s initiatives can help the lives of the Filipino people by providing real-time localized weather data to LGUs, stakeholders, and other related agencies. This may … Read more

Mapping of Burnt Areas in Kabayan Benguet

Mapping of Burnt Areas in Kabayan Benguet Did you know that satellite images play a big role in identifying and assessing damage from disasters? Diwata-2 captured the February 2020 forest fire in Benguet that approximately burned 2,714.59 hectares, excluding other possibly undetected areas covered by clouds and their shadow. Affected areas included Itogon, Bokod, Kabayan, … Read more

Philippine Groundwater Outlook or PHIGO

Philippine Groundwater Outlook or PHIGO Groundwater monitoring is critical in ensuring water quality and quantity in every region. This is an essential component in environmental information systems and decision-making. The fact that water is one of our primary needs, the Philippine Groundwater Outlook or PhiGO Project of the Ateneo de Manila University has set underway. … Read more

Turbidity in Laguna de Bay

Turbidity in Laguna de Bay Have you ever heard of spatiotemporal monitoring? Spatiotemporal monitoring is a technique to capture several images at different times in a given period. An example of this is the images taken by Diwata-1 and Sentinel-3 of the Total Suspended Solids (TSS) in Laguna de Bay at different times of the … Read more

Bicol region had the third biggest shale reserves

Bicol region had the third biggest shale reserves in the 1990s. Rocks as sources of natural gas? Today‚Äôs Discover Geology series introduces you to shale, a fine-grained sedimentary rock formed through the deposition and compaction of silts and clays. Shale is the most abundant type of sedimentary rock categorized under mudstone. They account for 70% … Read more