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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Filipino Scientists Featured in the 2nd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition

14, December 2017 / RESILIENCE

UP Diliman, Quezon City -- The 2nd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition award ceremony took place at Aldaba Hall of the University...

UP NOAH at the DOST ASTI’s 30th Anniversary Events

11, December 2017 / RESILIENCE

Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Quezon City — Last December 1 to 8, 2017, in celebration of their 30th anniversary, the DOST...

“Delubyo” as a Filipino Keyword in UP Diliman’s Linggo ng Wika 2017

05, December 2017 / RESILIENCE

August 24, 2017 — Experts from two different disciplines shared their knowledge about the words “indie” and “delubyo” in the...

Volunteers for OSM Mapping Party help in Building Resilient UP Campuses

29, November 2017 / RESILIENCE

Makati City — Map the Philippines, Grab, and OpenStreetMap (OSM) Philippines co-organized a mapping party in celebration of the OSM’s Geography Awareness Week at Grab PH’s...

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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