UP NOAH and OpenStreetMap (OSM) for building Resilient UP Campuses

The UP Resilient Campuses Project by the UP Resilience Institute (UP RI), having the UP NOAH Center as a core component, aims to create disaster management contingency plans to address the UP campuses’ vulnerability to natural hazards. It intends to take off from previous and existing plans and improve them by using the latest technology and the best methodologies to develop better strategies specific to the higher education units of the University[…]

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Scientist presses probabilistic map use for LGU plans (LCCAD)

This is a news release from the Local Climate Change Adaptation for Development (LCCAD) embargoed until September 11, 2017. QUEZON CITY – “A multi-hazard map is more important than single hazard maps in saving lives and averting disasters,” a multi-awarded Filipino scientist said during his lecture for the towns of Catarman and Capul, Northern Samar. Mahar Lagmay, geologist and Executive Director of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UP RI) and the UP[…]

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Rep. Joey Salceda: Resilience and development needs Science

In his speech at the UP RI Launch last 20 June 2017, United Nations Senior Global Champion on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (CCA- DRR); Philippine Green Economist; and 2nd District of Albay Representative Joey Sarte Salceda emphasized the role of the UP Resilience Institute and the NOAH Center in Philippine development. He highlighted his experiences in Albay as a source of knowledge in facing the threats of[…]

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Sen. Loren Legarda: Science is Crucial

Senator Loren Legarda, the current Chairwoman of the Climate Change Oversight Committee of the Senate, was the keynote speaker during the UP Resilience Institute  launch last 20 June 2017. In her speech, Sen. Legarda specifically stated that UP NOAH has been instrumental in improving disaster preparedness in the country.  She added that NOAH has been “very helpful particularly in providing accurate information and timely warnings to [Philippine] agencies and communities.”[…]

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UP formally unveils Resilience Institute with NOAH as core component

By: LCCAD Media Presence MANILA, Philippines, June 20 — The University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UP-RI) was formally re-launched Tuesday (June 20, 2017) at the Bahay ng Alumni, the UP Diliman campus in Quezon City, highlighting the integration of National Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) as its core component. The event was participated in and is actively supported by the Local climate Change Adaptation for Development (LCCAD) led by[…]

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UP NOAH at the DOST ASTI’s 30th Anniversary Events

Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Quezon City — Last December 1 to 8, 2017, in celebration of their 30th anniversary, the DOST Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) held multiple conferences, stakeholders’ forums and a recognition ceremony with the theme TREINTA: Tatlong Dekadang Masulong na Pananaliksik sa Agham at Teknolohiya. Through the Philippine Research, Education, and Government Information Network (PREGINET) and the Computing and Archiving Research Environment (CoARE), DOST-ASTI has been a[…]

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“Delubyo” as a Filipino Keyword in UP Diliman’s Linggo ng Wika 2017

August 24, 2017 — Experts from two different disciplines shared their knowledge about the words “indie” and “delubyo” in the seminar titled “Mga Susing Salita: Pambansang Seminar sa Pagbuo ng Diskurso sa Konseptong Pilipino” organized by the Sentro ng Wikang Filipino (SWF), headed by its Director, Dr. Rommel B. Rodriguez. Dr. Rolando B. Tolentino, professor and former Dean of the College of Mass Communication; and Dr. Mahar Lagmay, Executive Director[…]

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