DOST-ASTI presents DRRM efforts in APAN54 DMWG

2 Sep 2022 10:10 AM

Quezon City, Ph -- The Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) celebrated its 54th meeting iteration through a hybrid event last 22-26 August 2022. Celebrated and hosted in Jinan, China, the APAN54 once again provided an excellent platform for networking and for academics and scientists to work together to promote national, regional, and international Internet development. 

The event hosted keynote speakers and different variety of programs including training, workshops, tutorials, presentations, demonstrations, conference sessions, and discussion panels. Among which is the Disaster Mitigation Working Group (DMWG) which DOST-Advanced Science and Technology Institute has long been a part of.

In the DMWG, DOST-ASTI Director Franz A. De Leon was among the panelists. He welcomed the participants and attendees to the said meeting, albeit virtually. Dr. De Leon said that he was thrilled to again be a part of APAN, as the agency continuously seeks to work closely with relevant organizations, institutions, groups, and individuals around the world to further enhance the adoption of and research into advanced network applications and technologies. 

The pandemic has never been a hindrance in enabling APAN to be the backbone network that connects the research and education networks of its members and other research networks, but it became another route to upgrade structures and techniques,” he added. 

During the DMWG Meeting, Ms. Neyzielle Ronnicque Cadiz, one of the Senior Science Research Specialists of the Space Science and Technology team of DOST-ASTI also presented the DRRM efforts of the agency through space technology and other DOST-ASTI infrastructures. 

She presented the agency’s initiatives including the development and deployment of weather sensors, with a platform where data from these sensors can be accessed in real-time; the establishment of a facility to support the storage and computing needs for DRRM initiatives; provision of critical earth observation data for extreme weather and disaster events; release of AI-based maps for extreme weather and disaster events, among other DOST-ASTI initiatives.

On the other hand, Mr. Bani Lara, Supervising Science Research Specialist, also took part in the Network Engineering- ARENA-PAC Updates meeting where he presented the current initiatives and activities of PREGINET.  

With all the continuous support and efforts of APAN primary members and partners, APAN has become a very important community in the Asia Pacific Region for scholars, experts, teachers, engineers, and students from or related to national academic network organizations to share ideas and experiences of Internet development, to face the challenges, and to explore collaboration opportunities.   

As a primary member of APAN since 2003, the DOST Advanced Science and Technology Institute mirrored its focused link that centers on discussions and case studies in the areas of network technology, natural resources, and technology applications. 



APAN is also a key driver in promoting and facilitating network-enabled research and education activities. These include research collaboration, knowledge discovery and sharing, tele-health and natural disaster mitigation.  Read more: