Catanduanes Province congratulates UP’s adoption of NOAH

The province of Catanduanes passed a resolution on 13 March 2017 congratulating the University of the Philippines (UP) for adopting the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH). The resolution includes a commendation for the university’s decision, as well as the recognition that the tools developed by NOAH have helped in mitigating the ill effects of disasters in the Philippines since its inception in 2012. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Catanduanes notes[…]

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NOAH paper among top cited articles in IJDRR

The NOAH-produced article, Devastating storm surges of Typhoon Haiyan, was mentioned by the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction as one of its most cited articles since 2012. The paper, published in 2015, was a study on the destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 based on storm surge models combined with field data and news reports. Haiyan, locally called Typhoon Yolanda, is considered as one of the most powerful tropical cyclones[…]

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NOAH finishes mapping building footprints of 16 provinces

Project NOAH has finished mapping the building footprints of its 15 target provinces and the province of Aurora with the initiative of the Aurora PDDRMO. With the help of several organizations and individuals (MAVC program, Aurora PDRRMO, UP Rockhounds, Geographic Society of the University of the Philippines-GSUP, Eastern Samar State University, Eastern Visayas State University, UP NSTW-CWTS program, OSM-PH contributors, etc.) and through the OpenStreetMap (OSM) website, NOAH finished mapping[…]

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Project NOAH Center to be established in UP (GMA News)

By TJ Dimacali, GMA News This article was originally published by GMA News on February 23, 2017. The University of the Philippines has moved to establish an office that will continue the initiatives started by the government’s Project NOAH disaster response program. In a meeting on Thursday, February 23, the UP Board of Regents approved the establishment of a “Project NOAH Center” in the UP System, according to a post[…]

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UP to continue Project NOAH (UP System)

This article was originally published on the University of the Philippines System Website on February 23, 2017. At its 1325th meeting on February 23, 2017, the University of the Philippines Board of Regents approved the adoption of Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) by UP upon the termination of its administration by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on February 28. “In a sense, Project NOAH is coming home,”[…]

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NOAH partners with LMP and LCCAD in 2017 National Roll-out of LCCAP

The League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) and the Local Climate Change Adaptation for Development (LCCAD) group are currently spearheading Training-Workshops on the Formulation of the LCCAP in the Philippines and Federalism. With support from Climate Change Commission (CCC), the Second District of Albay headed by Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda, University of the Philippines, UP NIGS, and Project NOAH, the 2017 National Roll-out has been continuously ongoing from January[…]

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