ANNOUNCEMENTS

previous arrow
next arrow
Slider

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 to Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano for being awarded as 2021 Outstanding ASIAN Science Diplomat. Your IESM family is very proud!


Congratulations Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez!

IESM congratulates our very own Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez for being awarded the 2021 NAST Outstanding Young Scientist for Satellite Technology (Physics). Your IESM family is very proud!


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).

Continue reading...

 


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.

Continue reading...

 


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.

Continue reading...

 


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.

(a) Map of Northern Luzon showing the locations of the different land cover types as classified by the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), and forest losses from 2001 to 2010 (in blue) and 2011 to 2018 (in red) using Hansen et al.’s data; (b) Annual forest losses from 2001 to 2018 in both open forest (light green) and closed forest (green); and (c) Annual forest losses within NGP sites.

 

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.

Continue reading...

 


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.


DOST Scholarships

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.

Continue reading...


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