The UP NOAH Center

The UP NOAH Center is a core component of the UP Resilience Institute. It was formally adopted by the University of the Philippines during the Board of Regents 1325th meeting on February 23, 2017 as a research center for climate actions and disaster risk reduction and management. An Executive Order signed by UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, (EO PLDC 17-03), established the NOAH Center as a research institute in the UP System.

The core of UP NOAH’s work is producing freely accessible, accurate, reliable, and relevant scientific disaster data. It also highlights a multidisciplinary approach in assessing risk and using the lens of different scientific areas. This ensures that Filipinos are provided an integrative appraisal of the natural hazards that put them in danger.

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UP Resilience Institute to Lead SUCs in Assisting LGUs with LCCAP

22, September 2017 / RESILIENCE

"If all the SUCs (State Universities and Colleges) will help the LGUs (Local Government Units) in the respective areas, mapapabilis (it...

Scientist presses probabilistic map use for LGU plans (LCCAD)

13, September 2017 / RESILIENCE

This is a news release from the Local Climate Change Adaptation for Development (LCCAD) embargoed until September 11, 2017 QUEZON CITY – "A multi-hazard map is...

Rep. Joey Salceda: Resilience and development needs Science

12, July 2017 / RESILIENCE

In his speech at the UP RI Launch last 20 June 2017, United Nations Senior Global Champion on Climate Change...

Sen. Loren Legarda: Science is Crucial

10, July 2017 / RESILIENCE

Senator Loren Legarda, the current Chairwoman of the Climate Change Oversight Committee of the Senate, was the keynote speaker during...

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bagtasaDr. Gerry Bagtasa is an atmospheric scientist currently teaching in the Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology (UP - IESM). He received his doctorate degree in the field of atmospheric physics / atmospheric remote sensing in Chiba University, Japan. Before that, he got his bachelor and masters degree, both major in physics, from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines.

He developed and currently runs Weather Manila which provides pin-point local weather information for any place on land or sea in the Philippines. The website became online on June of 2012 after almost a year of testing. Weather Manila aims to deliver up-to-date, accurate and detailed weather information of cities in the Philippines as a supplement to the national weather bureau's (PAGASA) weather forecast.

Dr. Gerry Bagtasa

College of Science | UP Diliman
Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology
Associate Professor