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Tuesday, 17 December 2013 07:46

To further understand and see how their system and network work, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) regional offices’ directors and staff visited different DOST agencies during the last day of the three-day “Training on Disaster Risk Reduction: The Role of DOST Regional Offices” on Dec. 12, 2013.

The training, organized by and held at the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), was done in partnership with Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), Office of Civil Defense (OCD), and Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

The participants, together with the facilitators, traveled to National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Operations Center, PAGASA Weather and Flood Forecasting Center, PAGASA Weather Forecasting Center, PAGASA Flood Forecasting Center, and back to PHIVOLCS for a tour in its Data Receiving Center and Volcano Monitoring Division.

Later in the afternoon, a discussion among the participants on the DOST Roles in Disaster Risk Reduction, a presentation of their outputs and plans, and an open forum followed.

DOST Usec. Fortunato De la Peña, who graced the closing of the training, expressed his appreciation for the active participation of the regional office representatives and asked for their commitment to apply all the learning in their respective field.

An awarding of certificates led by De la Peña concluded the event.

Educational trip in PAGASA

 
DOST Regional Offices' Staff Train in Disaster Risk Reduction 2/3 PDF Print
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 07:45

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) regional offices’ directors and staff listened to the speakers as they lectured on different geologic hazards during day-two of the three-day “Training on Disaster Risk Reduction: The Role of DOST Regional Offices” being held on Dec. 10-12, 2013 at the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) Auditorium, Quezon City.

The training is organized by PHIVOLCS in collaboration with Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), Office of Civil Defense (OCD), and Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

The second day of the training involved lectures related to earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruption and the Monitoring Network and preparedness measures of PHIVOLCS being the agency that has the mandate to studying these geologic phenomena.

Also, NAMRIA discussed basic map reading and appreciation while MGB, PAGASA and PHIVOLCS explained the contents of their respective hazard maps and information products which the general public can access.

Identifying the six most active volcanoes (before and after an eruption) in the Philippines An exercise on understanding the use of hazard maps An exercise on understanding the use of hazard maps

 
DOST Regional Offices' Staff Train in Disaster Risk Reduction PDF Print
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 11:00

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) regional offices’ directors and staff participate in the activities during the first day of the three-day “Training on Disaster Risk Reduction: The Role of DOST Regional Offices” being held on Dec. 10-12, 2013 at the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) Auditorium, Quezon City.

Day-one of the training included lectures and activities meant for the participants to understand their respective office’s duties in the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Structure on the local levels.

The training is organized by PHIVOLCS in collaboration with Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), Office of Civil Defense (OCD), and Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

PHIVOLCS Director Renato U Solidum Jr. gives his opening remarks during the first day of the training.
The participants play the information relay game facilitated by Ms. Shelby Ruiz of OCD.
Participants plot the given coordinates on a map during the Typhoon Tracking Exercise facilitated by PAGASA.
 
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