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…

Storm surge inundation validation in Daram, Samar during Typhoon Hagupit (2014)

J. Tablazon1,3, A. M. F. Lagmay1,2, C. Ladiero1, J.V. Puno1, J.K. Suarez1, and J. Santiago1,4 1Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines 2National Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines, C.P. Garcia corner Velasquez street, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines 3Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon…

Project NOAH Job Posting

We are currently looking for talented and highly-motivated individuals to join our ranks in DOST-Project NOAH. Interested applicants may submit their CVs to info@noah.dost.gov.ph. Email heading must include the position applied for. Trainers (3)           Job Description: Be in charge of organizing and facilitating the training activities to be implemented in NOAH-UNICEF Project…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…