International experts extend assistance to Project NOAH

Published on March 24, 2014 Updated on August 28, 2014   The Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Program continues to contribute to the Philippines’ disaster risk reduction efforts by tapping into the expertise of various international disaster scientists, who are committed to helping our country in its goal to create safer and disaster-resilient communities.…

Science chief reports on two-year performance of Project NOAH; 5,060 barangay flood hazard maps done through LiDAR technology (PIA)

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 MANILA, July 23 – Two years after the launch of the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards or Project NOAH in July 6, 2012 in Marikina City, the program has considerably made significant milestones in the area of disaster preparedness and mitigation. After the directive of President Benigno S. Aquino III for…

How to map using Open Street Map (OSM)

  Mapping communities is an integral part in creating a disaster resilient environment. By identifying points of interest, critical facilities (e.g. health centers, schools, town halls), buildings, and other infrastructures in the community, areas vulnerable to disaster can be easily identified, and risk and exposure details (number of affected houses, commercial buildings, evacuation centers) would…

Marikina City barangays receive MOSES Tablet from DOST (PIA)

MARIKINA CITY, June 10 (PIA)–Marikina City was once again chosen by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) as a pilot area for testing its Mobile System for Emergency Services also known as MOSES Tablet.  The City’s 16 barangays recently received a MOSES Tablet from the DOST)-Project NOAH (Nationwide…