UK assists PHL in project for disaster preparedness (Business Mirror)

Written by Marvyn N. Benaning / Contributor  THE Department of Science and Technology  (DOST) and the University of the Philippines (UP), with assistance from the British Embassy, on Thursday oversaw the maiden flight of two aircraft  carrying state-of-the-art Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) instruments at Clark Airbase to begin “scanning” the Pampanga river basin. The event started the country’s first three-dimensional (3D) mapping program billed as the Disaster Risk and Exposure[…]

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Weather forecasting in Philippines enters 21st century

Original post from http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/252662/weather-forecasting-in-philippines-enters-21st-century By Dona Z. Pazzibugan Weather forecasting in the Philippines has finally entered the 21st century. Scientists at the University of the Philippines who were pooled together by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) set up in a span of a few months sophisticated weather monitoring systems not available to the country’s weather bureau during the catastrophe of Tropical Storm “Ondoy” in September 2009. “We have developed seven[…]

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Habagat (2012) Flood in Marikina City, Metro Manila

7 August 2012 The 2012 Metro Manila Flooding commonly known to locals as Habagat 2012 was an eight-day period of massive rain and thunderstorms in early August of 2012. The storm was a strong movement of the southwest monsoon caused by the pull of Typhoon Gener (international name, Saola) from August 1-3, 2012 (Sawada and Kuroishi, 2015). It was also strengthened by Typhoon Haikui, although located hundreds of kilometers away from the[…]

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Project NOAH matagumpay (REMATE Online)

LABIS na ikinatuwa ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Marikina sa pangunguna ni Mayor Del De Guzman ang matagumpay na paglulunsad ng Department of Science and Technology (DOST) ng Project NOAH o Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards na pinasinayaan mismo ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino III. Ito ay ginanap sa Nangka Del Covered Court sa Balubad Settlement Phase II, Brgy. Nangka noong ika-6 ng Hulyo. May temang “Siyensya at Teknolohiya Kontra Sakuna,[…]

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