50 WeatherPhilippines automated weather stations to run on solar power
But despite the impression of finer weather, the months of October, November, and December actually bear witness to strong tropical cyclones such as Haiyan, Hagupit, and Melor. Thus, there is still a need to stay vigilant, and to be #WeatherWiser during this season.
Last October 6, WNI WxBunka Foundation of Japan partnered with WeatherPhilippines Foundation to create a weather preparedness culture that is deeply embedded in the Filipino consciousness.
WNI WxBunka Foundation, a corporate social responsibility effort of Weather News, Inc., which considers the importance of unconventional wisdom and out-of-the-box thinking for the development of practical weather-based applications that respond to the need for disaster mitigation, economy and environmental issues across a wide range of businesses, organizations, researchers and individuals, will initiate this vision with WeatherPhilippines through a donation of ¥2.5 million or P1.7 million.
The donation will enable WeatherPhilippines to convert 50 of its automated weather stations (AWS) in priority meteorological sites into solar-powered units.
“We are pleased to partner with the WNI WxBunka Foundation in our campaign to build a #WeatherWiser nation by creating more sustainable and resilient AWS. Every bit of help counts, and we are honored to partner with an organization that is aligned with our thrusts and goals in creating a #WeatherWiser nation,” Dave Valeriano, WeatherPhilippines Vice President and General Manager, said.
“Through this partnership, Japan and the Philippines can build a weather culture that sustainably saves lives and enhances livelihoods,” said Jiro Miyabe, WNI WxBunka Foundation Head Director.