Project NOAH partners with LMP and LCCAD in 2017 National Roll-out of Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP)

The League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) and the Local Climate Change Adaptation for Development (LCCAD) group are currently spearheading Training-Workshops on the Formulation of the LCCAP in the Philippines and Federalism. With support from Climate Change Commission (CCC), the Second District of Albay headed by Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda, University of the Philippines,…

AFP awards ‘Gawad sa Kaunlaran’ to Project NOAH

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) awarded the “Gawad sa Kaunlaran” medal and ribbon to Project NOAH Executive Director Mahar Lagmay, and geologists Peter Khallil Figueroa and Carmille Marie Escape last December 27, 2016. With the aim of helping the residents of Calayan, Cagayan prepare for and respond to the threat of natural hazards, GoShare…

Project NOAH Year in Review

This year has yielded an extensive use of science and technology for Project NOAH — from continuous simulation of high resolution flood, landslide, and storm surge hazard map data, to considerable efforts in averting the effects of natural hazards, thus minimizing the likelihood of disasters. During the early part of 2016, Project NOAH shifted from…

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…

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…

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…

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…