Research and Development and Training Division (RDTD)
Training Plan for 2014
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is one (1) of the attached agencies of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) under its Scientific and Technical Services Institutes. It 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.”
PAGASA was designated as the Regional Meteorological Training Centre (RMTC) for the South West Pacific (Region V) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1968 with the Institute of Meteorology, now the Research and Development and Training Division (RDTD) as its “Training Component”. In 1978, the Department of Meteorology (DMO), now the Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology (IESM), University of the Philippines(UP) was added as its “University Component.”
The RDTD, the training, research and astronomy arm of PAGASA conducts regular training courses on Meteorology, Hydrology, Meteorological Observations and other specialized technical courses. The Meteorologists Training Course (MTC) has the compulsory topics in the atmospheric science, which include physical meteorology, dynamic meteorology, synoptic meteorology and climatology. It also contains includes most of the elective fields of specialization (aeronautical and agricultural meteorology, weather forecasting, etc.) This is in accordance with the guidelines for the Education and Training Personnel in Meteorology and Operational Hydrology (WMO- No. 258, 4th edition) and the Manual on the Implementation of Education and Training Standards in Meteorology and Hydrology (WMO-No. 1083). This course usually requires one academic year.
The Hydrologists Training Course (HTC) is also in accordance with the guidelines of WMO-No. 258 4th Edition and the Manual on the Implementation of Education and Training Standards in Meteorology and Hydrology (WMO-No. 1083). This course also requires one academic year. On the other hand, the Meteorological Technicians Training Course (MTTC) follows the guidelines as provided in the WMO-No 258 4th Edition.
The Training, Fellowships and Scholarships Unit (TFSU) of the Training and Public Information Section (TPIS), RDTD, PAGASA is tasked to carry out plans, coordination and the conduct of training in the atmospheric, geophysical and space sciences including the administration of local and foreign grants; and the operation and maintenance of the training facilities of the Agency in support of its human resources development program.
Training Plan for 2014
Hydrologists Training Course (HTC) – 05 August 2013 to 17 July 2014
General Objective: Participants shall acquire broad knowledge and skills in hydrology.
Training Course for PAGASA’s Forecasters, Hydrologists and Researchers: Capacity Enhancement for Doppler Radar Applications in Nowcasting
General Objective: Enhance the capacity of Forecasters, Hydrologists and Researchers in weather forecasting and warning using Doppler Radar
General Objective: Acquire knowledge in Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting
General Objective: Participants will be qualified meteorological technicians having completed the basic instruction package for meteorological technicians (BIP-MT). They will be able to carry out weather, climate and other environmental observation and perform related tasks.
Southern Luzon PRSD - 19-21 February 2014
National Capital Region PRSD - 12-14 March 2014
Mindanao PRSD - 26-28 March 2014
Visayas PRSD - 04-06 May 2014
Northern Luzon PRSD - 14-16 May 2014
Mindanao PRSD - 02-05 April 2014
Southern Luzon PRSD - 09-12 April 2014
Visayas PRSD - 07-10 May 2014
Northern Luzon PRSD - 28-31 May 2014
Information, Education Communication (IEC) on Meteorology, Hydrology and Astronomy
General Objective: Participants shall be able to acquire knowledge and understanding in meteorology, hydrology and astronomy.
Three (3) Ad Hoc Training – to be determined later