4th Quarter of 2022 Highlights

A strong end to 2022 as VIP CORALS reach the final leg of fieldworks of the past projects of the center. The last quarter was a fruitful end to a productive year which were comprised of seminars, symposiums, trainings, fieldworks, and extension activities. Here’s a look of how VIP CORALS ended 2022.

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Thank you for your continued support!

3rd Quarter of 2022 Highlights

Reaching past the halfway mark of this year, we would like to share an update on the accomplishments of our research center. Fieldworks, trainings, center and project activities have already transpired. And as we are nearing to closeout year 2022, our focal vision have only remained steadfast. We hope that our quarterly updates have been in service to apprise the community in support for all of the activities governing research and our utmost serviceability on maintaining commitments, tie-ups, and to reach other sectors as well. See what makes our research center productive and passionate in this slideshow.

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Thank you for your continued support!

2nd Quarter of 2022 Highlights

As we reach the first half of 2022, the VIP CORALS have been able to maintain its utmost efforts on research and service for the Verde Island Passage and to our local communities. The continuance of projects with supporting activities and events to LGUs, NGOs, and to the whole academic community has been well. To see a glimpse of what our research center has been doing, our accomplishments for the past 2nd Quarter is featured in the gallery below:

 

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VIP CORALS 1st Quarter of 2022 Highlights

Dr. Saco’s exit presentation entitled “Green tide blooms in the Philippines: Implication to the coastal ecosystems and insights to research opportunities” on his stint as Balik Scientist spearheaded the start of a fruitful year for VIP CORALS. See how VIP CORALS started the 1st Quarter of 2022 in our gallery below:

 

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Publication:

Preliminary assessment of potential farming sites for commercially important seaweed, Kappaphycus alvarezii in Lobo, Batangas, Philippines

Alecs L. Persia, Chryzantine Joy W. Domingo, Kathrina Joy D. De Austria, Jayvee Ablaña Saco

Read here: http://irjiest.batstate-u.edu.ph/#/main/home

Podcast:

The Tides: Lows & Highs of a Researcher

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3Q2PUiT7CoT3cHHmL6ol0u?si=276d8cbcb33341e8

 

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VIP CORALS Highlights of Accomplishments 2021

          In this 2021, VIP CORALS have been blessed to stay healthy despite the pandemic we are in. And in turn, we are able to stay true to our vision and made 2021 a prolific year in line with the standards of VIP CORALS. As we feel even more elated to be in service for the whole purpose of the marine research in 2022 and the years to come, for now, we present you a summary of our accomplishments in 2021. May you still be part of our mission and service. VIP CORALS thank you all for your continued support!

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New Research Publication on Marine Macrophytes in Verde Island

The NAGAO-funded research “Marine macrophyte composition during summer, southwest and northeast monsoons in Verde Island, Batangas City, Batangas, Philippines” of the VIP CORALS was published in the Philippine Journal of Systematic Biology. The study was aimed to determine the composition, distribution, and dominance of marine macrophytes during the northeast monsoon, summer, and southwest monsoon in four coastal areas in Verde Island.

Jayvee Ablaña Saco, Najeen Arabelle M. Rula, John Matthew Arcega, Alvin Tabuga, Alecs Persia, and Mark Anthony Alub. Marine macrophyte composition during summer, southwest and northeast monsoons in Verde Island, Batangas City, Batangas, Philippines. Philippine Journal of Systematic Biology.  14(3). 1-15

The VIP CORALS Marine Repository Hub: Laying foundations for science and discovery in the VIP

VIP CORALS proudly presents its first official publication in Philippine Science Letters.
 
Rula, Najeen Arabelle M., Saco, Jayvee Ablaña, Vacarizas, Joshua M., Valera, Jovy Ann Patchicoy, Sabban, Emilia Andrea V. and Briones, Romel U. 2020. The VIP CORALS Marine Repository Hub: Laying foundations for science and discovery in the VIP. Philippine Science Letters. 13 (1): 72-75.
 
Read the publication here:
https://philsciletters.net/2020-72/?fbclid=IwAR3nTFH2Nbq7pRs2VjJO5kU-AoweVlemPomZ93SJkpoVezZulTlXv54E0jk

Master of Science in Marine Biology Requirements

The Batangas State University through the Verde Island Passage Center for Oceanographic Research and Aquatic Life Science and College of Arts and Science (Main I) would like to inform everyone of the official offering of the newest graduate program of the University – Master of Science in Marine Biology. The program will be offered this coming 1st Semester, Academic Year 2020-2021.

Interested applicants may email their requirements for a preliminary evaluation to vipcorals@g.batstate-u.edu.ph.

Kindly wait for further information regarding the application form and entrance examination since the Testing and Admission Office (TAO) is still finalizing the new guidelines to accommodate the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reminders:
1. The subject of the email should follow this format – MS Marine Biology Application_Surname.
2. Recommendation letters should be directly emailed by the recommenders.
3. The filename of the recommendation letter should follow this format – Recommendation Letter_Surname of Applicant.

For further information and inquiries, you may email us at vipcorals@g.batstate-u.edu.ph.

 

Balik Scientist Webinars

During the Enhanced Community Quarantine, Balik Scientist Dr. Jayvee A. Saco conducted a series of webinars on “Green Tide Blooms in the Philippines.”

The first webinar was launched on April 27, 2020, in coordination with DOST-PCAARRD. A second webinar was carried out on May 4, 2020, to accommodate those who were not able to participate in the first webinar.

Photos from DOST PCAARRD Official Facebook Page

On May 15, 2020, Dr. Jayvee A. Saco was invited as a speaker to a webinar entitled “Biology: Through the Eyes of Research” organized the PLM Society for Biological Sciences. On the same day, Dr. Jayvee A. Saco participated in the pilot episode of #MicroVlogs organized by the UP MSI – Microbial Oceanography Laboratory as part of the celebration of the Month of the Ocean.

Photos from PLM Society of Biological Sciences and Microbial Oceanography Laboratory Official Facebook Pages

Catch Dr. Jayvee A. Saco’s latest webinar on May 20, 2020!

Photo from UAP Singapore Chapter Official Facebook Page

Master of Science in Marine Biology

The Batangas State University through the Verde Island Passage Center for Oceanographic Research and Aquatic Life Science and College of Arts and Science (Main I) would like to inform everyone that we will be officially offering the newest graduate program of our University – MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MARINE BIOLOGY. We will be offering the program this coming 1st Semester Academic Year 2020-2021.

For further information and inquiries, please email us at vipcorals@g.batstate-u.edu.ph.