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The Agrometeorological Station (Agro-Met) is another derivative station using the advanced remote data-acquisition unit (arQ) geared with multi-parameter weather sensors which can simultaneously measure wind speed speed and direction; air temperature; air humidity; air pressure, rain amount, duration and intensity, soil moisture and temperature, solar radiation, and sunshine duration. The station gets data from the sensor for transmission via SMS or Satellite network.The device was developed to reduce vulnerability of the agriculture specifically resource-poor upland farmers and communities to the impacts of climate change and related natural disasters through timely and accurate data monitoring.Station is equipped with the following components:

  • One (1) unit Advanced Remote Data-Acquisition Unit (arQ) 
  • One (1) unit Multi-parameter sensor 
  • One (1) unit Rain gauge sensor 
  • Two (2) units Soil moisture and temperature sensor 
  • One (1) unit 15W Solar Panel 
  • One (1) Mechanical Mountings and sensor housing

 

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Over the years, the emergence of information and communications technology has greatly affected the lives of people in the world crossing borders among countries and bringing access closer to one another. In the same token, the birth of Microelectronics has resulted to progress in the development of smaller, lighter and more efficient electronic devices.

This development has a striking resemblance to the birth of one of the research and development institutes of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI). It was in 1987 when President Corazon C. Aquino renamed the then National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA) to Department of Science and Technology (DOST). As an offshoot of such sequential events, the DOST-ASTI was created as a research and development institute of the Department by virtue of Executive Order No. 128.

Address: DOST- ASTI Building, U.P. Technology Park Complex, Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines
Contact Number: 927 2541
Email: webmaster@asti.dost.gov.ph