The Division is composed of 168 eligible researchers (72 regular and 96 associate members) from various government institutions such as the PAGASA, PHIVOLCS, PCASTRD, Department of Energy, PNRI, and the academe such as UP NIGS and the Department of Meteorology and Oceanography.
Foreign linkages have been set-up with the following research institutions:
- IGU (International Geographical Union)
- SCOPE (Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment)
- IGBP (International Geosphere-Biosphere Program)
- ICSU (International Committee for Scientific Union)
The Earth Scientists can indulge in the large areas of concern of the Division. The following are only some of them:
- Power energy generation and conservation
- Investigation on the possible sources of renewable energy sources such as wind, ocean and solar energy.
- Massive information dissemination on products that use less energy and provide the necessary technology to produce them locally (e.g., microwaves).
- Water conservation through proper use of recycling
- Water resource management through establishment of catch basins as stockade of water during rainy/typhoon season.
- Waste Management through the establishments of sanitary landfills.
- Natural and man-made disasters mitigation
- Reduction of risk of disaster in air, water and ground pollution
- Control of ozone depleting substances
- Improvement of drainage systems
- Increase financial assistance in S&T basic researches.
Upgrade the S&T Master Plan with priorities on environmental concerns and sustainable development. The Division can also envision helping policy makers in the revision and formulation of laws related to the exploitation and preservation of the environment
Division XII aims to come up with research projects that are linked to the pole-vaulting program into the 21st century. Specifically, the Division would like to develop the expertise in improved prediction of natural hazards, water resource management, new methods of detection of mineral ores and techniques in recovering precious stones.
Overall, the Earth Sciences Division would like to contribute to the goals and mandates of the Council.