Latest Simultaneous Dugong Monitoring in Calawit Show Promising Results
UP-IESM through its Marine Mammal Research & Stranding Laboratory (MMRSL), together with C3-Philippines conducted its yearly Simultaneous Dugong Monitoring (SDM) activity from 18 to 19 June 2022 in Calawit Island, Busuanga, Palawan. Sixty-eight (68) local volunteers from Bantay Dugong, Nurutan Yang Calamian Tagbanua Yang Calawit May Quezon (NTCQ) councils, and Busuanga Eco-Warriors participated as observers (citizen scientists) in the activity. Read more.
Latest small cetacean surveys in the southern Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TPSP)
Last July 21-24, 2022, UP-IESM through its Marine Mammal Research & Stranding Laboratory (MMRSL) conducted boat surveys for small cetaceans in the southern Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TPSP) under its DOST-PCAARRD funded project "Assessment and mobilization of research initiatives on Philippine marine mammals (PHL MarMams)”. Read more.
Irrawaddy dolphin found dead in Bicol
First sighting of the Irrawaddy dolphin in Bicol was confirmed by Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones. The female sub-adult dolphin was found dead on August 16, 2022, along the coast of Calabanga town, Camarines Sur. Bicol region is one of the only three areas (including Region 6 and Malampaya Sound) in the Philippines where the species is documented to occur. Read more.
Congratulations to Dr. Gerry Bagtasa: UP Scientist CY 2020-2022
IESM congratulates the UP Scientist CY 2020-2022: Dr. Gerry Bagtasa!
Congratulations Dr. Mylene Cayetano!
Congratulations Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez!
Ringor: Fullfilment not Perfection
(April 15) ― “As an environmental scientist, the environment plays an important role in the success of society,” Cherry L. Ringor, PhD, said.
Career aces. As environmental scientist, she had in mind the society’s welfare, particularly the Philippine society when she put together the Portable Potable Water Equipment for Disasters and Emergencies (PWEDE) project.
Ringor is the Deputy Director for Academic Affairs of the UP Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology (IESM). She is also head of the UP IESM Earth Surface Materials and Processes Laboratory. And she is the latest woman scientist celebrated by the College of Science (CS).
Empowered Women in Science: Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
Growing up with parents who used to work in science, Dr. Cherry Ringor naturally found it easier to study science herself. This paved the way for a science-related education and eventually, a career as a geologist.
Taking up BS Geology in UP Diliman back in 1991 was a challenge for Dr. Ringor. At that time, the program was still new in the Philippines so there was no “backgrounder” about it back in high school and only a few schools offered it. Geology was also often stereotyped as a course for the men, but she was one of the women who took up the challenge to explore a male-dominated field.
Dr. Ringor took up masters in UP Diliman and her doctorate degree in Kanazawa University, Japan. Now the Deputy Director for Academic Affairs of the Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology (IESM), she has spent 25 years working in the academe as a scientist and educator. Her research interests include sedimentology, coastal morphology and marine geology.
Updated UP Diliman Post-ECQ Guidelines
In response to the current surge in COVID-19 cases and the spread of new variants, the UP Diliman COVID-19 Task Force requires stricter implementation of and compliance with health and safety protocols in the workplace and community.
The Updated UP Diliman Post-ECQ Guidelines reflect new restrictions outlined in the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution 104 (March 20, 2021) and Quezon City's supplemental guidelines (March 14, 2021).
These guidelines are designed to prevent further virus transmission in the community and will be in place from March 22 to April, 2021 and until further revised.
Sierra Madre deforestation cancels gains of greening program
Deforestation in the Sierra Madre in northern Luzon has canceled out the gains of the National Greening Program (NGP), according to scientists who observed satellite data in the past two decades to assess the results of the government’s massive reforestation project.
Scientists from the University of the Philippines (UP) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the United States said continued forest loss amid reforestation efforts highlighted the urgency to implement environmental laws as well as the greater need to protect and conserve the country’s remaining forests.
Dr. Gay Jane Perez of the IESM is the Deputy Director General of the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA).
Read more: UPDate Diliman
Congratulations to the UP Scientists CY 2019-2021
IESM congratulates the UP Scientists CY 2019-2021: Dr. Gay Jane Perez, Dr. Mylene Cayetano, and Dr. Benjamin Vallejo.
College of Science Graduate Office is now accepting DOST Scholarship applications for 2nd Semester AY2019-2020. Deadline for submission is on September 13 (Friday). Other details and requirements are on the College of Science ADMAPA.
WMO reconfirmed IESM's status as Regional Training Centre
(Jan.22)—The UP Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology (IESM) is still a World Meteorological Organization-Regional Training Centre (WMO-RTC) after its reconfirmation on Dec. 19.
Congratulations Dr. Gay Jane Perez!
IESM congratulates its Deputy Director for Research & Extension, Dr. Gay Jane Perez for winning the 2018 ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women and as the first Filipina to win the said title.
UP Resilience Institute’s latest featured expert is IESM’s Deputy Director for Research, Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
See more at https://resilience.up.edu.ph/