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…

Project NOAH prepares multi-hazard maps of the future

Improved resilience to future disasters means helping communities and ecosystems cope with changing climate conditions. In order to do this, efforts must be made to mainstream Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk and Vulnerability Reduction and Management (CCA and DRVRM) into existing local development plans such as the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP), Comprehensive Development…

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…

Map Your Community in OpenStreetMap with Project NOAH

Part of the current goals of the Integrated Scenario-based Assessments of Impacts and Hazards (ISAIAH) component of Project NOAH is mapping the building footprints of communities. This effort involves a collaborative partnership with the OpenStreetMap (OSM) community. Aside from developing useful applications for hazards information and risk analysis, NOAH is also equipped with techniques on OSM…