𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐂𝐒𝐃𝐒 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐍𝐀𝐌𝐑𝐈𝐀 & 𝐍𝐀𝐕𝐌𝐄𝐓𝐎𝐂 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐀𝐟𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞 (𝐃𝐅𝐀𝐓) 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 (𝐌𝐑𝐈) 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐧

by | Nov 16, 2023

𝑵𝑨𝑴𝑹𝑰𝑨 𝑯𝒚𝒅𝒓𝒐𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒑𝒉𝒚 𝑩𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒉 𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝑹𝒐𝒐𝒎, 𝑩𝒊𝒏𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒐, 𝑴𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒍𝒂- On November 7, 2023, a collaboration meeting between the Australian Government represented by Mr. Jack Williams, Second Secretary – Political and Ms. Jodie Bisco, Program Officer from the Australian Embassy in Manila together with Geoscience Australia Senior Geo Spatial Advisor Mr. Jonah Sullivan, Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff led by Executive Director Atty. Teodoro Jose S. Matta, MNSA, National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) led by OIC Director Ms. Sylvia L. Esperanza, and the Philippine Navy Naval Meteorological and Oceanographic Center (NAVMETOC) led by COMMANDER CAPT. PETER G. TOLENTINO III PN to improve the sustainable use of marine resources by harnessing zoning, mapping and cartography skills of Philippine governments agencies.

Cartography Program scholars from NAMRIA and NAVMETOC presented their feedback on the on-going Category B Cartography Training highlighting practical comprehension of hydrographic surveying and nautical cartography and challenges encountered. Future collaborations on coastal assessments and mapping were also discussed including marine protected area delineations in consideration of the changing climate, aligned with the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan.