NAMRIA provides geographic and resource information through its surveying, land classification, remote sensing, mapping and information management and dissemination services.
Utilizing advanced technologies, especially the use of GIS or geographic information system, vital data on land use, forestry, agriculture, water resources, the coastal zone and other natural resources and environmental information are provided to both government and private sectors.
NAMRIA has two (2) institutionalized national centers responsible in providing data, and technical services to the public both in the government and non-government sectors.
National Remote Sensing Center
The National Remote Sensing Center or NRSC serves as the archiving, processing and application center of remotely sensed data, such as satellite imageries. The Center's specific functions are:
(1) to provide the operational digital image processing and remote sensing data requirements of NAMRIA, DENR and other government agencies and the private sector;
(2) to formulate and implement remote sensing project applications; and
(3) to integrate the use of geographic information systems (GIS) to remote sensing applications.
Spot image (raw & enhanced) - with 4 spectral bands, 20-meter resolution
Landsat Thematic Mapper - with 7 spectral bands, 30-meter resolution
The NRSC is located at the NAMRIA Annex building in Fort Bonifacio. For more inquiries, please contact The OIC, NRSC (63-2) 810-4831 loc 460 or email to.
National Oceanographic Data Center
The NODC, a section within the Oceanographic Survey Division of Coast Geodetic Survey Department (CGSD), was established to acquire, process, store, archive and disseminate oceanographic data.
The Philippine NODC products and services are available for both local and foreign data exchange programs and may be provided for on a cost recovery basis in accordance with the guidelines and policies established by the NAMRIA.
At the NODC, there are less than a hundred MBT profiles; there are marine meteorological data sets observed hourly on board NAMRIA research/survey vessels for a long period of observation, and time-series of sea surface temperature and salinity at tidal/coastal stations. All these data are either in manuscript or digital form.
The following are the types of data holdings at the NODC:
(1) Oceanographic data actually observed by Filipino Scientists as a result of observations from cooperative projects.
(2) Data acquired through direct bilateral exchange with other countries and through the IODE system.
(3) Data observed by NAMRIA in the performance of its function as a hydrographic and oceanographic office of the government.
Current NODC data holding include measurements of water temperature, salinity and density, water analysis, ocean meteorology, bathymmetry, tides, tidal and ocean currents, BT data, etc. Data are available in forms, reports, publications and/or floppy disks.
Please email NODC for more inquiries or call at (63-2) 241-3494 loc. 105.