Philippines early warning system saves lives as thousands flee Typhoon Bopha (UNISDR)

This post was originally published in UNISDR.org on December 5, 2012. GENEVA/BANGKOK, 5 December 2012 – The UN Office for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) today praised the improved performance of early warning systems in the Philippines as Typhoon Bopha cut a swathe of destruction across the country resulting in over 200 deaths and significant economic losses. UNISDR Head of Regional Office for Asia, Jerry Velasquez, said: “This time last year over[…]

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Project NOAH Android Version Launched (Download)

Original post from http://philnews.ph/2012/10/18/project-noah-android-version-launched-download/ By Ed Umbao One of the most significant breakthrough in the Philippine technology industry is the introduction of the Project NOAH mobile applications. NOAH which stands for Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards will help every Filipino to get critical weather updates with just a few clicks. The project was spearheaded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in coordination with some of the well-known Filipino developers[…]

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Philippines Developing New Technology-based Weather Hazard Tool (Voice of America)

By Simone Orendain Published on September 24, 2012 MANILA — Torrential rains that caused major flooding in the northern Philippines last month tested the country’s brand new weather monitoring system.  Project NOAH, the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards, is a technology-based system intended to ascertain when and where natural disasters strike. Philippine Geologist Carlos Primo David says the phrase “weather whether” has become the common joke for forecasting in the Philippines. “Weather[…]

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3D Mapping Of Entire Philippine Topography Begins On Sept. 17 (Energy Dimensions.net)

MANILA, Philippines — Scientists and researchers of Project NOAH are planning to start the 3D mapping of the entire Philippine topography on Sept. 17 with the arrival of a P200-million high-technology equipment from Ontario, Canada. The LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) equipment is made of a high-resolution 3D mapper for land and a low resolution 3D mapper for water and land. Dr. Mahar Lagmay, director of Project NOAH, announced in[…]

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