SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

Philippines Wins Seat at IOC Executive Council

Dr. Gil Jacinto, National Focal Point for IOC, attends the assembly 

29 June 2015 – The Philippines won a seat in the Executive Council of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) for the period 2015 to 2017, at elections held during the 28th session of the IOC Assembly at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. Read more...

 


PH NatCom Partners with IPRED for a Post Earthquake Mission to Bohol

PH NatCom’s Science and Technology Committee joined representatives of the International Platform for Reducing Earthquake Disasters (IPRED) Programme of UNESCO on 24-28 February 2014 to do a post-earthquake assessment of Bohol which was hit by a killer 7.2 earthquake in October 2013. Read more...


Revitalizing MAB–Philippines

Following earlier discussions on how to transform or retool the National Committee on Marine Sciences (NCMS) which had been lodged at PH NatCom for over 50 years into a more current and relevant body, efforts were taken to have the former NCMS network more fully engaged in supporting a related UNESCO science programme:the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme. Read more...


The Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology and Philippine Science Centrum Launch Student Science Competitions

With support from the Science and Technology Committee, the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology (PFST) conducted a two-day educational activity tagged as Assemble and Launch in celebration of World Space Week (04-10 October 2014).   As firm advocates for science and technology popularization and literacy, PFST chose to promote water rocket—a lesser known science project in Philippine schools but already very popular in other countries. Read more...


Filipino Scientists Meet to Discuss Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Resilience to Climate Change

To prepare for the new Global Development Agenda planned for 2015 and beyond (also referred to as the Post MDG period), the University of the Philippines-Visayas in partnership with Manila Observatory organized the “International Scientific Conference on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences: Towards Disaster and Climate Resilience (ISCFAS)” at the Diversion 21 Hotel, Iloilo City on 22-23 Oct 2014. Read more...


Philippines Participates in the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission-Western Pacific (IOC-WESTPAC) Meetings

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO is the UN System’s lead organization for marine science.  Established in 1960, IOC aims to promote international cooperation programmes in research, services and capacity-building, to further the understanding of the nature and resources of the ocean and coastal areas, and apply this understanding to improve the management and sustainability of the marine environment.  In addition, IOC is recognized by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) as the competent international organization in the fields of Marine Scientific Research (Part XIII) and Transfer of Marine Technology (Part XIV). Read more...