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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…

Dr. Mahar Lagmay as one of the Asian Scientist 100. (Photo credit: Asian Scientist Magazine and University of the Philippines Diliman)

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…

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Project NOAH starts thermal scanning on Mt. Apo (MindaNews)

By Antonio L. Colina IV This article was originally published in MindaNews on April 20, 2016. DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Apr) – A team from Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) started on Wednesday morning the thermal scanning of the portion of Mt. Apo damaged by massive fire that lasted for more than two weeks since March 26 before it was put under control…

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Deep-seated rotational soil slump induced by Typhoon Goni in Sitio Buagi, Bakun, Benguet

J.A.M. Galang*1,2, J.J Sulapas1,2, C.M. Escape1,2, K.R. Montalbo1,2, R.N. Eco1,2 1Nationwide Operation Assessment of Hazards, U.P. NIGS, C.P. Garcia Ave., U.P. Diliman, Quezon City, 1101 Philippines 2National Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines, C.P. Garcia corner Velasquez street, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City. 1101 Philippines *Corresponding author: Email address: jam@noah.dost.gov.ph Abstract Typhoon Ineng (international name…

Figure 2: Images depicting the devastation caused by the debris flows that occurred during Typhoon Koppu. (A) A house buried halfway by debris flow deposits. (B) Thick debris flow deposits were measured within various locations. (C) Debris flows are very strong that they can displace concrete bridges. (D) Debris flow deposits at the side of a cleared road (human for scale). Photos courtesy of the Nueva Ecija debris flow team.

Differentiation of debris flow deposits through image classification of Landsat 8 images in Nueva Ecija after Typhoon Koppu

Carmille Marie J. Escapea,b,* aNationwide Operation Assessment of Hazards, U.P. NIGS, C.P. Garcia Ave., U.P. Diliman, Quezon City, 1101 Philippines bNational Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines, C.P. Garcia corner Velasquez street, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City. 1101 Philippines *Corresponding author: Email address: carms.escape@gmail.com Abstract As Typhoon Koppu traversed the northeastern provinces of Luzon last…