BOR Appoints Prof. Lagmay as 1st Director of the UP NOAH Center, UP Resilience Institute (UP System)

This article was originally published on the University of the Philippines System Website on April 7, 2017. At the 1326th UP Board of Regents Meeting on 5 April 2017, Prof. Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay was appointed as Director of the UP Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Center, effective 21 March 2017 until 20 March 2020, and as Executive Director of the UP Resilience Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction[…]

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Catanduanes Province congratulates UP’s adoption of NOAH

The province of Catanduanes passed a resolution on 13 March 2017 congratulating the University of the Philippines (UP) for adopting the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH). The resolution includes a commendation for the university’s decision, as well as the recognition that the tools developed by NOAH have helped in mitigating the ill effects of disasters in the Philippines since its inception in 2012. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Catanduanes notes[…]

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NOAH paper among top cited articles in IJDRR

The NOAH-produced article, Devastating storm surges of Typhoon Haiyan, was mentioned by the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction as one of its most cited articles since 2012. The paper, published in 2015, was a study on the destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 based on storm surge models combined with field data and news reports. Haiyan, locally called Typhoon Yolanda, is considered as one of the most powerful tropical cyclones[…]

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NOAH finishes mapping building footprints of 16 provinces

Project NOAH has finished mapping the building footprints of its 15 target provinces and the province of Aurora with the initiative of the Aurora PDDRMO. With the help of several organizations and individuals (MAVC program, Aurora PDRRMO, UP Rockhounds, Geographic Society of the University of the Philippines-GSUP, Eastern Samar State University, Eastern Visayas State University, UP NSTW-CWTS program, OSM-PH contributors, etc.) and through the OpenStreetMap (OSM) website, NOAH finished mapping[…]

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