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…

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…

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…

NOAH Completes Flood Map of Camiguin

Project NOAH has recently completed the flood hazard map for the province of Camiguin! It can also be recalled that OpenStreetMap contributors through the initiative of Project NOAH was able to finish mapping the building footprints of the province last March. With these accomplishments, end-users, especially the officials of the local government unit (LGU) of Camiguin, can now…

Project NOAH Wins USAID Harnessing Data for Resilience Award

After being one of the five finalists, Project NOAH takes home the Harnessing Data for Resilience Recognition Award from the Harnessing the Data Revolution for Resilience Summit in Bangkok, Thailand. Represented by its External Relations Officer, Oscar Victor Lizardo, NOAH competed with over 70 international organizations for the award. The Impact Demonstration category for the award are for…