The Ateneo de Zamboanga University is proud to announce the acquisition of a Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus Weather Station which was installed last June 10, 2011. It is the 8th of its kind in the entire Philippines using sensor technology. The Weatherlink console is equipped with a built in data logger capable of storing retrievable data for a maximum of eight days which may be used to study/analyze cases of untoward weather conditions /events.
This instrument was awarded to ADZU as part of an agreement between the Manila Observatory and the five Ateneos (ADMU, ADDU, XU, ADNU and ADZU) in the Philippines, to make Ateneo de Zamboanga University as a Regional Hub for Climate Change Adaptation specifically in Disaster Risk Management (CCA-DRM). The Weather station has a built in Integrated Sensor Suite (ISS) that combines rain collector, temperature (room and ambient), humidity sensors, anemometer (wind velocity and direction), barometer, and solar and UV radiation sensors. Data from the weather station is wirelessly transmitted to the Weatherlink Console. The console is connected to a computer via LAN with the Weatherlink Software configured to download data every 5 minutes keeping the weather data updated every five minutes real time, and posted in the ADZU website. More importantly, the ADZU Weather Station will not only provide locally updated weather condition but primarily weather data record for future analyses/use in local, national and international researches.
The ADZU Weather Station is currently under the supervision of Mr. Mario S. Rodriguez, a faculty from the College of Science and Information Technology who was assigned to oversee the whole project . He is being assisted by a team of five CITS personnel (Mr. Richter Vecina, Mr. Al Hamis, Mr. Gener Cerna and Mr. Raymond Ong), lead by Engr. Eugene Kanindot to maintain the overall efficiency of the instrument with Mr. Emir V. Epino as the weather data base administrator and Engr. Ronald Serimogan to oversee the Physical facilities.