Philippine Earth Data Resource and Observation (PEDRO) Center

The project aims to develop the capacity to receive, process and distribute muliti-sensor satellite imagery through the establishment of a multi-mission ground station (MMGS) facility called PEDRO. It involves setting up of a system and infrastructure that will securely receive, process, exploit and distribute space-borne imagery and derive information from the supported remote sensing satellites for various applications such as disaster mitigation, natural resource management, environmental monitoring, pollution control, energy exploration, intelligence, and emergency response management.

STATUS                       Completed
TARGET BENEFICIARY:  Institutions involved in Disaster Risk Reduction efforts

About Us

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