Kicking off the 2021 National Science and Technology Week #2021NSTW of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the DOST’s Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) presents a virtual tour that showcases the DOST-PHIVOLCS headquarters in Quezon City from its exterior façade and aerial view to its lobby exhibit area and data receiving center for both earthquake, tsunami and volcano monitoring.
This 360-degree virtual exhibit tour is web-based and accessible to students; teachers and everyone to appreciate better the many innovations developed by DOST-PHIVOLCS to keep our communities safer during the occurrence of natural hazards. For the tour, just visit this link to virtually walk-through, view, gain knowledge and experience the DOST-PHIVOLCS just visit https://virtualtour.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph.
DOST-PHIVOLCS will also hold a three-day talk series titled “PHIVOLCS Talk” that will feature the volcano monitoring techniques, earthquake scenarios and practical tools on hazard awareness via webinar and will be open to the public through PHIVOLCS official website, www.facebook.com/PHIVOLCS.
The first talk series will start on Wednesday, November 24 that features Volcano Monitoring System of the Philippines’ Most Active Volcanoes, followed by Searching for the BIG ONE: Understanding Earthquake Scenarios in the Philippines on Thursday, November 25 and lastly on Friday, November 26 that will feature Practical tools on Hazards Assessment for Individual and Family Preparedness. These webinar events will start from 10:00AM to 11:30AM. Please visit the official page of PHIVOLCS for more details www.facebook.com/PHIVOLCS.
This webinar activities aim to increase awareness and heighten preparedness of various stakeholders to these geologic hazards amidst the pandemic. This is in line with the #2021NSTW theme Agham at Teknolohiya: Tugon sa Hamon ng Panahon. We also invite you to check on other activities within the 2021 National Science and Technology Week please visit this website for more details and link to live events http://nstw.dost.gov.ph/ (By Ryan Sebastian Soyosa, DOST-STII)