SMART wins Best Community Telecom Project for Project NOAH's Android app

The Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards’ (NOAH) Android mobile app won the Best Telecom Project in the recently concluded 16th Telecom Asia Awards. The award was given last April 17, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, and was received by SMART Communications Inc., who helped develop Project NOAH’s mobile application for Android through the Smart Developer Network (SMART DevNet). “This is an excellent example of a mobile application that was designed to[…]

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DOST’s ‘Hydromet’ project to put sensors in Mindoro river (Newsbites.ph)

Posted on 26 Apr 2013 at 3:00pm The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with officials of Oriental Mindoro for the Hydromet Project, a component of Project Noah or Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards. The ceremonial MOA signing took place last April 16, 2013 in conjunction with the opening ceremony of the 2nd Regional Contest and Exhibits – MIMAROPA held at the Filipiniana[…]

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DOST teams up with major cable providers for 24/7 weather channel

Written by Mona Carina E. Montevirgen & George Robert E. Valencia III, S&T Media Service, DOST-STII Tuesday, 26 March 2013 12:23 The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has sealed an agreement with the country’s biggest cable provider alliance, the Philippine Cable Television Association, Inc. (PCTA), to create “DOSTv”, a 24/7 cable weather information channel to complement the services of DOST’s main weather agency, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical[…]

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Project NOAH scientists map out towns damaged by ‘Pablo’ in Compostela Valley (Business Mirror)

Written by Manuel T. Cayon / Mindanao Bureau Chief DAVAO CITY – Filipino scientists working on a project to evaluate climate hazards would start mapping out the Compostela Valley towns of New Bataan and Monkayo, using a precision light-detection mapping gadget attached to a single-engine airplane. Seventeen Filipino engineers, geologists and climate scientists from the University of the Philippines and other government agencies were scheduled to start their aerial-borne light-detection and[…]

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Science to Survive: Mahar Lagmay at TEDxManila

  Published on Jan 11, 2013 The Philippines has recently been more prone to natural disasters, from land slides to unexpected city floods, which have cost some Filipinos not just their property but their lives. Mahar Lagmay, Executive director for the DOST Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (Project NOAH), enlightens us on how the country and its natural events have always existed, and how these human disasters can be avoided with[…]

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What hit Barangay Andap, New Bataan, Compostela Valley (Initial Assessment)

AMF Lagmay, RN Eco, J Alconis, B Salvio Abstract On 4 December 2012, typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha) made landfall over the Philippine island of Mindanao. More than 44,437 families were evacuated in Mindanao and in the Visayas Region, Central Philippines. Despite advanced warnings and preparations by communities against the tropical cyclone, Pablo exacted heavy damage in Mindanao with 459 deaths, 532 missing and 4.17 billion pesos worth of damage to infrastructure and[…]

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