Pablo (2012) Landslide in Barangay Andap, New Bataan, Compostela Valley

4 December 2012 Compostela Valley was not regularly frequented by typhoons. This was cited by survivors as the reason why evacuation was not implemented in most areas. Despite warnings and preparations by communities against the typhoon, a total of 612 people died in Compostela Valley due to Typhoon Pablo (international name, Bopha), mostly in Barangay Andap, in the municipality of New Bataan. New Bataan is a small agricultural town of mostly farmers[…]

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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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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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