By: P/Ens Marck Daniel R. Santos
In celebration of the World Hydrography Day, the Hydrography Branch conducted an Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign to promote the importance of hydrography in the Philippines and encourage senior high school students to pursue engineering and marine science courses.
LCdr Luma-ang (Left) while discussing hydrography and its importance to Grade 12 Students (Right).
The event was held at the Manila Science High School (MaSci) auditorium on June 20, 2017 and was attended by around 200 students from Grades 11 and 12.
Lt Sinsuat discussing the products and services offered by NAMRIA-HB.
LCdr Carter S. Luma-ang introduced the World Hydrography Day to the students and discussed about the importance of hydrography. Lt Bai Dyanna G Sinsuat and P/Ens Angelica P. Prado discussed about the products and services of NAMRIA.
Curious students with the NAMRIA HB Officers at the mini-exhibit.
The World Hydrography Day was declared by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) to be celebrated on June 21 annually. It aims to increase public awareness of the vital role that hydrography plays in everyone’s lives.
LCdr Luma-ang answering questions from students and teachers during the open forum.
Aside from the discussions with the NAMRIA commissioned officers, MaSci students were also given the chance to see old hydrographic surveying equipment at a mini-exhibit in their school.
NAMRIA HB Officers with the Manila Science High School Students.
The HB officers provided copies of NAMRIA's book on Bajo de Masinloc, Philippine Map, nautical charts of the Philippine Rise and the Kalayaan Island Group, the Philippine-Indonesia Maritime Boundary Delineation Map, and the 200 Year Calendar as a tokens of appreciation.
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