House of Representatives Committees Hold Meeting on DRR Bills

House of Representatives — UP Resilience Institute and NOAH Center Executive Director Mahar Lagmay presented the importance of Probabilistic Models and Open Data to the members of the Technical Working Group on Disaster Preparedness Bills chaired by 2nd District Albay Representative Joey Sarte Salceda earlier today. The Committee on Government Reorganization, jointly with the Committee on National Defense and Security, continues with its discussion on disaster preparedness bills (House Bills[…]

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UP RI and NOAH Center at the 2018 AOGS-EGU Joint Int’l Conference

Tagaytay City, Philippines – The four-day New Dimensions for Natural Hazards in Asia: An AOGS-EGU Joint Conference took place this week from February 4 to 8, 2018. It was attended by over 200 geological hazards experts from all over the world.

Fifteen UP Resilience Institute and NOAH Center researchers and scientists presented their scientific studies in the conference in the two-day simultaneous sessions.

On the third day of the conference, UP RI and NOAH Center Executive Director Mahar Lagmay was also given a 60-minute plenary talk on “Natural Hazards in the Philippines: Processes, Events, Mitigations and Policies”.

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CCC Conducts Project ReBUILD Meeting with UP NOAH and Other Partners

Ortigas, Quezon City – A board meeting was held last Tuesday, January 30, by the Climate Change Commission (CCC) to implement the Exit Strategy and Sustainability Plan (ESSP) for the ReBUILD Project.

For its part, the UP NOAH Center, core component of the UP Resilience Institute, helped the CCC develop the Geospatial Analytics National Platform (GANaP) which serves as a repository for the exposure, sensitivity, adaptive capacity, vulnerability and risk level data for the partner communities.

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UP RI and NOAH Researchers Visit the UP Los Baños Campus for the Resilient Campuses Project

As part of the UP Resilience Institute and UP NOAH Center’s efforts under the UP Resilient Campuses Project, researchers visited the University of the Philippines Los Baños Campus last week, from 16 to 19 January 2018. Some of the objectives for the event include the validation of OpenStreetMap data in the campus, capacity assessment of the different units through interviews, and collection of existing reference material from the university records.

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