DOST-ASTI sets up two meteorological buoys in Luzon

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The Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), a research and development agency attached to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), has installed two meteorological buoys in Luzon as part of the Philippine government’s modernization of disaster management and mitigation.

Mr. Gerwin P. Guba, project leader of the “Development of a Low-Cost and Locally-Designed Meteorological Buoy (METBUOY) Project”, said the meteorological buoys were deployed in Matnog, Sorsogon on 02-09 June 2014 and Aborlan, Palawan on 26 June 2014 – 03 July 2014.