DOST 12 deploys 86 early warning devices in SOCCSKSARGEN Region (PIA)

By D.E. Doguiles (PIA 12 with report from DOST 12) This article was originally published by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) on November 23, 2016. KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Nov. 23 (PIA) — Since 2012, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has deployed 86 hydro-meteorological (hydromet) devices in the SOCCSKSARGEN Region These consist of 56 automated rain…

DOST encourages use of science-based tools in disaster management (PIA)

By Andrew Doga-ong This article was originally published by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) on October 06, 2016. BONTOC, Mountain Province, Oct.6 (DOST) – – Disaster managers of the various local government units (LGU) here are advised to use science-based tools to enhance their disaster prevention and mitigation programs. DOST personnel gave the recommendation after conducting a Training…

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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.…

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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…