UP Geology-based student orgs join OSM mapping

Five student organizations based in the University of the Philippines’ National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS) now work hand in hand with Project NOAH in mapping the country. The members of these organizations committed their time and effort to help achieve the common goal of achieving a disaster- resilient Philippines. Project NOAH coordinated with the…

Project NOAH at 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction for BNPB’s Symposium on Strengthening Disaster Information System

The Indonesian disaster management authority Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana  (BNPB, English: Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management) organized a seminar at the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (UN WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan last 14 March 2015. The side event, entitled Symposium on Strengthening Disaster Information System, gathered disaster experts from Indonesia and…

NOAH head wins prestigious Plinius medal

In recognition of his achievement on research and development in natural hazards, DOST Project NOAH’s Dr. Mahar Lagmay was awarded the 2015 Plinius medal by the European Geosciences Union (EGU). “This is a very relevant award bestowed to us by the international community, which acknowledges the dedication of scientists who work on natural hazards. It’s a…

Effective communication of hazard and risk information

Written by: Efrath Silver MSc. September 2014 Download PDF here. NB: Views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author’s and not necessarily those of VSO, EU ECHO or project NOAH. 1 Summary Local government units (LGUs), national government agencies and other organisations in the Philippines communicate with the public about hazards and…

Development of Inundation Map for Bantayan Island, Cebu Using Delft3D-Flow Storm Surge Simulations of Typhoon Haiyan

Camille Cuadra, Nophi Ian Biton, Krichi May Cabacaba, Joy Santiago, John Kenneth Suarez, John Phillip Lapidez, Alfredo Mahar Francisco Lagmay, Vicente Malano Abstract On average, 20 typhoons enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility annually, making it vulnerable to different storm hazards. Apart from the frequency of tropical cyclones, the archipelagic nature of the country makes…