Our Mandate as Special Provision in the 2018 General Appropriations Act:

 The University of the Philippines Resilience Institute UP RI together with other state universities and colleges shall support the Climate Change Commission in training LGUs to formulate and complete Local Clima


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.

M.Sc. Applied Meteorology and Climatology MSc

University of Birmingham (United Kingdom)

Weather and climate are integral parts of the Earth system. The monitoring of meteorological variables, together with the knowledge and modelling of underlying processes, are key to understanding our interaction with the natural environment.

Website: http://www.mastersportal.eu/studies/2947/applied-meteorology-and-climatology-msc.html

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A year after NOAH’s homecoming in UP

23, February 2018 / The UP Resilience Institute

University of the Philippines — This day last year, the University of the Philippines (UP) Board of Regents approved the...

House of Representatives Committees Hold Meeting on DRR Bills

12, February 2018 / The UP Resilience Institute

House of Representatives — UP Resilience Institute and NOAH Center Executive Director Mahar Lagmay presented the importance of Probabilistic Models and Open...

UP RI and NOAH Center at the 2018 AOGS-EGU Joint Int'l Conference

09, February 2018 / The UP Resilience Institute

Tagaytay City, Philippines – The four-day New Dimensions for Natural Hazards in Asia: An AOGS-EGU Joint Conference took place this week from...

CCC Conducts Project ReBUILD Meeting with UP NOAH and Other Partners

02, February 2018 / The UP Resilience Institute

Ortigas, Quezon City - A board meeting was held last Tuesday, January 30, by the Climate Change Commission (CCC) to...

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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