Project NOAH Press Conference Statement

DOWNLOAD PDF OF THE NOAH STATEMENT HERE. We called for this press conference because of the many requests for interviews regarding the end of Project NOAH. On 29 January 2017, we had an interview with DZRH regarding the NOAH program. The radio show highlighted the importance of Project NOAH in saving lives. The program was…

AFP awards ‘Gawad sa Kaunlaran’ to Project NOAH

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) awarded the “Gawad sa Kaunlaran” medal and ribbon to Project NOAH Executive Director Mahar Lagmay, and geologists Peter Khallil Figueroa and Carmille Marie Escape last December 27, 2016. With the aim of helping the residents of Calayan, Cagayan prepare for and respond to the threat of natural hazards, GoShare…

Project NOAH Year in Review

This year has yielded an extensive use of science and technology for Project NOAH — from continuous simulation of high resolution flood, landslide, and storm surge hazard map data, to considerable efforts in averting the effects of natural hazards, thus minimizing the likelihood of disasters. During the early part of 2016, Project NOAH shifted from…

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.…

We’ve finished mapping Zambales!

With the continuous mapping effort of OpenStreetMap (OSM) contributors through the initiative of Project NOAH, Zambales is now completely mapped! One province at a time, OSM contributors have been regularly adding building footprints using the task grids opened by Project NOAH. This is in line with improving the resilience of communities through technological practices such…

First Hackathon for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management held in Manila

Science and Technology has always played a vital role in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) worldwide. Recognizing the threats of extreme weather disturbances and hazards, Freelancer.com Philippines kicked off their first hackaton event in their office at Ecotower, Fort Bonifacio Taguig last July. Hackzilla in Manila is an innovative inter-collegiate competition for young and…