An international workshop and training were organized by Krishna Vadrevu (Adjunct Professor) and Chris Justice with support from Garik Gutman (NASA HQ) and local hosts at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, as part of the NASA South and Southeast Asia Regional Initiative (SARI). Attendees and speakers from the Department were Tatiana Loboda, Chengquan Huang, Christina Justice, Kris Lasko and Eric Vermote (Adjunct Professor). Drs. Huang contributed to the training program. A field trip was held before the meeting to visit the crater of Mount Pinatubo (which exploded in 1991) and the surrounding countryside.