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…

How can YOU help build a Disaster Resilient Philippines?

Project NOAH’s risk mapping efforts has been on mapping for the Philippines since the start of its Integrated Scenario-based Assessments of Impacts and Hazards (ISAIAH) component. Another important activity is the utilization of crowdsourced and collaborative mapping through the benefits of using OpenStreetMap data. Project NOAH has long embraced public participation to improve emergency response…

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…

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…