NOAH Completes Flood Map of Camiguin

Project NOAH has recently completed the flood hazard map for the province of Camiguin! It can also be recalled that OpenStreetMap contributors through the initiative of Project NOAH was able to finish mapping the building footprints of the province last March. With these accomplishments, end-users, especially the officials of the local government unit (LGU) of Camiguin, can now better rely on the information integrated into the Project NOAH website tools. This is because the building footprints[…]

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UP Geology-based student orgs join OSM mapping

Five student organizations based in the University of the Philippines’ National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS) now work hand in hand with Project NOAH in mapping the country. The members of these organizations committed their time and effort to help achieve the common goal of achieving a disaster- resilient Philippines. Project NOAH coordinated with the heads and representatives of UP Geological Society, UP CWM Zena’na, UP Geology Majors’ Society, Iuvenis[…]

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Project NOAH Wins USAID Harnessing Data for Resilience Award

After being one of the five finalists, Project NOAH takes home the Harnessing Data for Resilience Recognition Award from the Harnessing the Data Revolution for Resilience Summit in Bangkok, Thailand. Represented by its External Relations Officer, Oscar Victor Lizardo, NOAH competed with over 70 international organizations for the award. The Impact Demonstration category for the award are for organizations that have deployed solutions which have had a significant impact on their audience. The other[…]

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Project NOAH, Finalist in International USAID Resilience Competition

DOST-Project NOAH is one of the five finalists vying for the Harnessing Data for Resilience Competition sponsored by USAID. It competed with over 70 international organizations to join the two-day Harnessing the Data Revolution for Resilience Summit in Bangkok, Thailand on May 10th and 11th, 2016. The summit will bring together hundreds of experts to discuss harnessing the power of digital data to transform the design, implementation, and monitoring of international development programs to support resilience[…]

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How can YOU help build a Disaster Resilient Philippines?

Project NOAH’s risk mapping efforts has been on mapping for the Philippines since the start of its Integrated Scenario-based Assessments of Impacts and Hazards (ISAIAH) component. Another important activity is the utilization of crowdsourced and collaborative mapping through the benefits of using OpenStreetMap data. Project NOAH has long embraced public participation to improve emergency response and disaster mitigation throughout the country. Through this crowdsourced method of generating geospatial data through[…]

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NOAH Director Featured as one of Top 100 Asian Scientists

Dr. Mahar Lagmay was recently recognized as one of the 100 scientists in a list published by Asian Scientist Magazine. Alongside four National Scientists, he makes up the group of five Filipinos acknowledged by the magazine. The 2016 Asian Scientist 100 list features distinguished scientists, innovators, and leaders in the region who made significant contributions to science and technology in the past year. Asian Scientist Magazine is an online publication based in Singapore[…]

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