University of the Philippines Diliman
Names of Grantees
Gerry Bagtasa, PhD
Conventional weather forescasts make use of current measurements from weather stations all over the world, then utilize these in computer models to predict future weather. This project utilized a non-conventional method of using observation of people (crowd-sourced data) as an additional input to a weather prediction model, making use of the population’s online connectivity. A web and app-based interactive user interface, including well researched, population-sector appropriate visual and industrial design, was developed to gather data on users’ behavior towards weather forecast as well as utilize users’ observations in the field as an additional parameter in a weather forecast.