DOST encourages use of science-based tools in disaster management (PIA)

By Andrew Doga-ong This article was originally published by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) on October 06, 2016. BONTOC, Mountain Province, Oct.6 (DOST) – – Disaster managers of the various local government units (LGU) here are advised to use science-based tools to enhance their disaster prevention and mitigation programs. DOST personnel gave the recommendation after conducting a Training…

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…