by Mary Angelica Bonifacio on August 10, 2013
Our Vigattin Radio discussion today was very much in time for our country’s rainy season, which is also our rice planting season. The whole PhilRobotics Team and representatives from Project NOAH joined us to discuss projects that are relevant to agriculture and the environment.
Our guests were Mr. Leo Godfrey T. Jao, Information Officer III, and Mr. Oscar V. Lizardo, Chief Science Research Specialist, both from Disaster Management using Web Geographical Information System (Web-GIS) under the Hazards Information Media Component of Project NOAH. They discussed the relevance and importance of Project NOAH to our country’s climate and topography.
NOAH stands for Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards. It’s primary purpose and function is to mitigate and prevent climate-related disasters and calamities, like floods and landslides. By sharing near real-time information and data to the public, Project NOAH raises awareness and concern so that people will know what to expect about the weather and what to do during such situations.
The devastating impacts of the previous year’s typhoons led to the development of Project NOAH under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Aiming for disaster prevention and not just disaster control, Project NOAH is continuously plotting its high-resolution geo-hazard maps to help in the early decision-making of our local government units.
Project NOAH can be seen and explored through its website, http://noah.dost.gov.ph/. You can also download its free mobile app called “Project NOAH DOST”. It is available for both iOS and Android devices.
This article was originally published in http://vigattintourism.com