Filipino Scientists Featured in the 2nd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition

The 2nd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition award ceremony took place at Aldaba Hall of the University of the Philippines, Diliman campus last December 5.

A documentary featuring UP Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Center Director and UP Resilience Institute Executive Director Mahar Lagmay as a Filipino scientist won the Viewers’ Choice Special Award. Videos for the category were chosen by viewers after they were streamed online from November 27 to December 1.

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

Through the Philippine Research, Education, and Government Information Network (PREGINET) and the Computing and Archiving Research Environment (CoARE), DOST-ASTI has been a partner of UP NOAH since the latter’s conception in 2012. UP NOAH participated in three events: the Philippine Launch of [email protected] Network, the 3rd CoARE Stakeholders’ Meeting and Policy Forum, and the Philippine Earth Data Resource and Observation (PEDRO) Center Stakeholders’ Meeting.

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

For his part, Dr. Lagmay underscored the importance of “wika” in helping Filipino communities embrace available lifesaving information towards a more resilient nation.

Dr. Lagmay talked about the use of the keyword “delubyo” in efficiently and effectively preventing disasters. According to him, the keyword should be addressed by warning and response. Warning is the responsibility of the government and it needs to be timely, accurate, understandable, and reliable. On the other hand, response means that communities need to do their part to act correspondingly and accordingly upon the warning that the government provides.

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Volunteers for OSM Mapping Party help in Building Resilient UP Campuses

Makati City — Map the Philippines, Grab, and OpenStreetMap (OSM) Philippines co-organized a mapping party in celebration of the OSM’s Geography Awareness Week at Grab PH’s headquarters in Makati last Saturday, November 25. It was attended by volunteers, students, government employees, non-government organization (NGO) workers, and some of the Grab personnel who significantly helped map the building footprints UP Campuses. Taking from the event’s description, students, map lovers, families and[…]

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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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CCC and UP NOAH Center introduces the Geospatial National Analytics Platform (GANaP) for Climate Vulnerability and Disaster Risk Assessment

By Joy Santiago The Climate Change Commission celebrated the Climate Change Consciousness Week last November 20-24 and highlighted the efforts in putting forward solutions for tackling the challenges of climate change shared by the key stakeholders of the country including, but not limited to, the government, the private sector, and the academe. The activities sought to promote and gather support in taking actions to build resilience in pursuit of sustainable development goals.[…]

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