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Department of Science and Technology

PHILIPPINE INSTITUTE OF VOLCANOLOGY AND SEISMOLOGY

MANDATES

  1. Predict the occurrence of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes and their related geotectonic phenomena
  2. Determine how eruptions and earthquakes shall occur and also areas likely to be affected
  3. Generate sufficient data for forecasting volcanic eruptions and earthquakes
  4. Mitigate hazards of volcanic activities through appropriate detection, forecast and warning system
  5. Formulate appropriate disaster preparedness plans

VISION

A leading global science and technology institution in helping develop communities safe from and resilient to volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis and other related hazards.

MISSION

We provide timely and quality information and services for warning, disaster preparedness and mitigation.

This we do through the development and application of technologies for the monitoring and accurate prediction of, and determination of areas prone to, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis and other related hazards, and capacity enhancement for comprehensive disaster risk reduction.