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PAGASA, one of the attached agencies of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) under its Scientific and Technical Services Institutes, is mandated to “provide protection against natural calamities and utilize scientific knowledge as an effective instrument to insure the safety, well being and economic security of all the people, and for the promotion of national progress.”  (Section 2, Statement of Policy, Presidential Decree No. 78; December 1972 as amended by Presidential Decree No. 1149; August 1977)

Mission, Vision and Values

Mission

Protecting lives and properties through timely, accurate and reliable weather-related information and services.

Vision

Center of excellence for weather related information and services

Values

Integrity, Commitment and Patriotism

Brief History

Function (Executive Order No. 128; January 1987)

Services

Services

Products

Weather Forecast & Tropical Cyclone Warning

Flood Forecasting & Warning Services
Climatological & Farm Weather Services
Research and Development 
  • Conduct of R&D on Hydrometeorology, Tropical Meteorology, Weather Modification, Meteorological and Hydrological Instruments and on Astronomy, Space Science and applications
  • Dispatch Storm Chaser Team to areas threatened and affected by  typhoons
  • Conduct Calibration, Repairs & Testing (for private and government sectors) of Barometers and other related Equipment
  • Assist Researchers from Different Schools, Colleges, Universities and other Agencies
Astronomical Services
  • Philippine Standard Time (PST)
  • Promotion of Astronomy through Stargazing/Telescoping Sessions and Planetarium Shows
  • Planetarium tour in selected areas in Luzon
Information, Education and Public  Outreach
  • Public Awareness Campaign on Natural Hazards, specifically Weather, Climate, Typhoons, Floods, Storm Surges and other related hazards
  • Conduct of Seminars/Workshops on Meteorological & Hydro-meteorological Hazards
  • Conduct of Seminar for Science Teachers on Basic Astronomy
  • Public Information Drive for the target areas of monitored Dams
  • Conduct of Flood Drills
  • Conduct of Annual Media Seminar-Workshops on PAGASA Services
  • Conduct of Annual Typhoon and Flood Awareness Week
  • Participation in Special Events like Exhibitions, School Celebration and other government and non-government organizations
  • Development of PAGASA print materials and non-print materials (flyers, brochures, posters and exhibit display materials)

International and Local S&T Linkages

PAGASA continue to foster stronger cooperation, closer linkages and broaden its network on collaboration with international and local organizations.  This is actively done in terms of exchanges of information on meteorology, hydrology and other related fields.  These activities helped enhance the technical and scientific knowledge of DOST-PAGASA personnel and utilized towards the improvement of the agency’s services to the public.

International Linkages:

WMO      World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
UNESCO         United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
FAO   Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
IOC  Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)
UNEP  United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP)
IPCC  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

Regional Association

APEC Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
APCC  APEC Climate Center (APCC)
ACTS APEC Research Center for Typhoon and Society
APN  Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN-GCR) 
  ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee
  Tokyo Regional Specialized Meteorological Center (RSMC)

 

Funding Institutions

ACIAR Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
UNDP United Nation Development Program (UNDP)
US-AID US Agency for International Development (US- AID)
AUS-AID Australian Agency for International Development (AUS-AID)
JICA Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
KOICA Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
TECO Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO)
NORAD Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)

Collaboration/Inter-Agency Involvement with National Agency

NDRRMC National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
DILG Department of Interior and Local Government
OCD Office of Civil Defense
MMDA Metro Manila Development Authority
ASTI Advance Science and Technology Institute
NRCP National Research Council of the Philippines
PCIEERD Philippine Council for Industry, energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development
  Philippine Coast Guard
  National Irrigation Administration (NIA)
  National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP)
  National Power Corporation 
  Climate Change Commission

Partnership with Media and Business/Private Sector

 

AGHAM Partylist SMART Communications

PDRF  (Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation)

Pscijourn (Philippine Science Journalist Association)

About the Logo



The four circles joined together signify S & T Progress through; Excellence, Relevance, Cooperation and Cost-Effectiveness.  The 6 stars are for the major PAGASA Branches and the date 1865 to commemorate the Weather Services as one of the first in Asia.  The wind vane and anemometer represent the agency's functions, and the colors (black) represent the Unknown, (white) truth and Enlightenment and (blue) Progress.

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Hydrometeorology Division

Mission

A participatory hydrology service of PAGASA to help prevent/ mitigate the disastrous effects of flooding;

and to assist in the development and management of water-related structures nationwide.

Vision

Continually improve flood and warning and hydrometeorological/ hydrological prediction;

Extend these activities to other river systems and ungauged areas through the coordinated participation of the local government.

Section Functions

Office of the Division Chief

Flood Forecasting and Warning Section (FFWS)

Hydrometeorological Data Application Section (HMDAS)

Hydrometeorological Telemetry Section (HMTS)

River Flood Forecasting And Warning Centers (RFFWCs)

The primary functions of the Pampanga, Agno, Bicol and Cagayan (PABC) River Flood Forecasting Warning Centers are:

Climatology and Agromoteorology Division

Climate Information, Monitoring and Prediction Services and related activities

The Climatology and Agrometeorology Division (CAD) is responsible for the collection, quality control, processing, storage and retrieval of meteorological, agrometeorological, climatological and allied data and information in usable format; the provision of standard statistical products, customized climatological products and user services specially tailored for policy/decision makers and other users in the various sectors, such as in agriculture, energy and water resources; and, the preparation and issuance of long term climate predictions, seasonal climate outlooks and advisories on extreme climate events such as El Niño and La Niña. It also undertakes specialized climate and climate change studies and researches in support of national development.

Data Management

This involves the operation and maintenance of the PAGASA's Climate Data Bank and Management System for the collection, processing, storage and retrieval of climatological and allied data for research and for general usage. Maintain and update the database of Meteorological, Climatological, Agromet, Marine, Ozone, Solar radiation and allied data and information.

To ensure the integrity and reliability of data, the quality control, processing, and archiving of meteorological, climatological and allied data are done in accordance with World Meteorological Organization (WMO) recommended practices and standards.

Certified customized information to interested clientele such as those required in litigation proceedings and other purposes, are routinely issued.

The CAB also generates and issues meteorological and climatological publications, and other processed information such as standard statistical products, for the consumption of scientists, researchers, professionals, students and other interested parties.

Information And Prediction Services

The CAB vigorously pursues activities to develop and evaluate techniques for the improvement and/or operationalization of medium and long term climate information and prediction services for industry, agriculture and other sectors, including a viable system for packaging and commercialization of information specially tailored to the specific requirements of clients/users.

Drought bulletins, intra-seasonal climate predictions, weather-based crop calendars, agrimet bulletins and advisories, and customized climate information are periodically prepared and issued for educational, engineering, commercial, industrial, agricultural and other purposes needed for sustainable development.

The CAB also prepares and issues, on a regular basis, climate impact assessments for various sectors such as in energy, land use, building design, tourism, marine and water resources, pollution, and health, among others, as inputs to planning and decision making.

Research And Development

Specialized monitoring stations for research, are operated and maintained by the CAB. These include climate / rain, agro-meteorological, ozone and regional background air pollution monitoring stations.

As part of its research and development activities, researches and studies on the application of meteorology and climatology, especially as they relate to agriculture, human health, industry, commerce, and the environment, are undertaken. Studies are also conducted on agriculture- weather relationships, validate or modify available statistical/dynamic models, and develop agroclimatic indices and zoning for the country.

 The CAB maintains liaison and coordinate with local and international bodies and organizations in the conduct of collaborative researches and studies in climatology, seasonal climate prediction/variability, climate change, agrometeorology and allied fields.

It also undertakes the processing, analysis and interpretation of data such as ozone, climate change, rain acidity and chemistry, and conduct relevant studies, as part of its regular functions.

Weather Division

Mission:

Real time collection of high-quality meteorological data for effective use in the provision of weather information, the issuance of timely and accurate forecasts and warnings for the general public, shipping and civil aviation.

Vision:

Envisions itself to be of relevant service to society by attaining world-class competence in weather forecasting and warning that will ensure the safety and welfare of communities vulnerable to meteorological hazards and promote the economic well-being of the nation.

Functions:

Undertakes continuous monitoring, analysis and prediction of atmospheric conditions and issues forecasts daily for the general public, shipping and civil aviation. Issues warnings and bulletins on tropical cyclones and other potential dangerous meteorological conditions for the welfare of society and the country; maintains an efficient meteorological telecommunication system for effective collection/reception of data, local and international exchange of data and warning bulletins, weather forecasts and other relevant information; and conducts operational studies/investigations for the continuing development/improvement of weather analysis and prediction techniques.

Weather Forecasting Section

Function:

Marine Meteorological Service Section

Function:

Techniques Application and Meteorological Satellite Section

Function:

Meteorological Data and Information Exchange Section

Function:

Aeronautical Meteorological Services Section

Function:

Research & Development and Training Division

Office of the Chief

 

Climatology & Agrometeorology  Research and Development Section (CARDS)

 

Hydrometeorology, Tropical Meteorology & Instruments Development & Research Division (HTMIRDS)

 

Numerical Modelling Section (NMS)

Space Sciences and Astronomy Section (SSAS)

Training and Public Information Section (TPIS)

Engineering and Technical Services Division

 

Office of the Division Chief
 

• Management, coordination and supervision of activities concerning engineering and technical services for the agency
  including maintenance of facilities and equipment;
• Direct functions, operations, programs, activities and services of the Division;
• Implements plans and programs for field station infrastructure, facilities and equipment modernization;
• Provides updated standards and guides on meteorological instruments and methods of observation in accordance with
  established international and/or regional techniques and procedures for meteorological observing services.



Meteorological Equipment and Telecommunications Technology Services Section (METTSS)
 

• Undertakes installation, repair and maintenance of the agency’s Weather Surveillance Radars, Upper-Air Sounding  
  equipment, Automatic Weather Station (AWS), Meteorological basic instruments and equipment;
• Provides technical services for the maintenance of the agency’s meteorological telecommunications system (s) and facilities;
• Provides technical assistance to other offices/branches primarily in the installation, repair and maintenance of various
  telecommunications system and other electronics and communications equipment;
• Undertakes design, development and maintenance of agency’s network infrastructure and other services pertaining to  
  Information Communication Technology (ICT); and
• Formulates updates and implements an effective and efficient agency Information System Strategic Plan (ISSP).



Mechanical, Electrical, Infrastructure and Engineering Section (MEIES)

• Coordinates the planning, management and supervision on matters concerning the maintenance, repair and rehabilitation of
  the agency’s critical support facilities and equipment, power generators, air-conditioning and refrigeration, water pumps and
  other electrical and office equipment;
• Fabricate instrument shelters, wind mast and similar support facilities for basic meteorological instruments and related
  products necessary and/or required for the maintenance of facilities;
• Provides technical services for the repair and/or maintenance of agency’s service vehicles
• Undertakes planning, design and implementation of infrastructure programs and projects of the agency.


Meteorological Guides and Standard Section (MGSS)
 

 Undertakes quality control of surface synoptic, upper-air, marine, aeronautical agro-meteorological, precipitation and
  weather radar observation data in accordance with national/regional/international standards for real-time and other uses by
  the agency’s major units;
• Coordinates and monitors status of station operations and recommends solution and alternative to maintain field station
  operations;
• Provides updated guidelines, procedures and technical regulations on weather instruments and methods of observation
  in accordance with the WMO standards.