9th NIGS Lecture Series: Four Years of Project NOAH and Its Future

We would like to invite everyone to attend the 9th NIGS Lecture Series to be held this coming August 23, Tuesday, 3:00 PM at the National Institute of Geological Sciences Audio Visual Room, UP Diliman. The lecture is entitled “Four Years of Project NOAH and Its Future“, to be given by Dr. Alfredo Mahar Lagmay. The talk is open to everyone and admission is free. For clarifications and concerns, you may contact[…]

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Project NOAH wins IDC’s Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA) 2016

The International Data Corporation (IDC) named DOST Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) as the best AP Smart City Project under the Public Safety category for IDC’s 2016 Smart City Development Index. The voting period started on the 23rd of May and it officially ended on June 23, 2016. The Philippines earned 2 nominations out of the 14 award categories. Through the month-long voting period, Project NOAH emerged victorious. SCAPA 2016 names the top smart city project in[…]

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We’ve finished mapping Zambales!

With the continuous mapping effort of OpenStreetMap (OSM) contributors through the initiative of Project NOAH, Zambales is now completely mapped! One province at a time, OSM contributors have been regularly adding building footprints using the task grids opened by Project NOAH. This is in line with improving the resilience of communities through technological practices such as risk management.  Project NOAH aims to prepare local government unit officials in practicing informed[…]

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First Hackathon for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management held in Manila

Science and Technology has always played a vital role in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) worldwide. Recognizing the threats of extreme weather disturbances and hazards, Freelancer.com Philippines kicked off their first hackaton event in their office at Ecotower, Fort Bonifacio Taguig last July. Hackzilla in Manila is an innovative inter-collegiate competition for young and talented developers. This event highlights the developer talent in the Philippines. For the first installment[…]

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Project NOAH hosts DILG Local Government Academy for mayors of Region IX to XIII

Last June 27, the newly elected mayors of Regions IX to XIII visited the home base of Project NOAH in the National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS), University of the Philippines Diliman, to participate in the orientation of local chief executives. Before the mayors took their seats in their respective posts, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) invited them to the Local Government Academy. This was the final installation of[…]

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Cavite is now completely mapped!

OpenStreetMap contributors, through the initiative of Project NOAH, have now completed mapping the province of Cavite! Since March 2016, OSM contributors have been adding building footprints to better present disaster preparedness measures to the province’s local government unit officials. This way, officials down to the barangay level will be able to easily assess the needs of the whole population in case of an impending threat of an extreme weather disturbance.[…]

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