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BOR Appoints Prof. Lagmay as 1st Director of the UP NOAH Center, UP Resilience Institute

Prof. Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay. Photo from UP Diliman website.
At the 1326th UP Board of Regents Meeting on 5 April 2017, Prof. Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay was appointed as Director of the UP Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Center, effective 21 March 2017 until 20 March 2020, and as Executive Director of the UP Resilience Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, effective 1 April 2017 until 21 March 2018.
Widely recognized as one of the world’s leading international scientific experts on natural hazards, Prof. Lagmay is a Professor at the National Institute of Geological Sciences, UP Diliman. …

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UP to continue Project NOAH

A screenshot of the Project NOAH website (http://noah.dost.gov.ph/) with the project’s logo.
At its 1325th meeting on February 23, 2017, the University of the Philippines Board of Regents approved the adoption of Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) by UP upon the termination of its administration by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on February 28.
“In a sense, Project NOAH is coming home,” said UP President Danilo L. Concepcion after the BOR meeting, noting that the project was conceived by the DOST with the help of UP professors, led by its executive director Dr. Alfredo Mahar Lagmay from the …

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Palma Hall Annex named after illustrious Psychology prof

President Alfredo Pascual, Chancellor Tan, and Prof. Alfredo Mahar Lagmay have just unveiled the unfinished bust of National Scientist for Experimental Psychology Alfredo Lagmay at the lobby of the Palma Hall Annex now renamed Alfredo V. Lagmay Hall after the late scientist. Below it is a reproduction of the honoree’s handwritten message on teaching logic in 1947: “My task would be to make people think better, not to make them think the way I do.” Applauding are College of Social Sciences and Philosophy Dean Grace Aguiling-Dalisay and Lagmay’s daughter Violeta Bandong.
Honors were given to the late National Scientist for Experimental …

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Gov’t saves P20 B by hiring UP scientists

The government had saved around P20 billion by hiring scientists from the University of the Philippines to do the flood and hazard mapping using cutting edge Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology.
Alfredo Mahar Francisco Lagmay, executive director of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards), said in a recent presentation on the government’s use of the Internet in saving lives, that the Disaster Risk and Exposure Assessment for Mitigation or DREAM program that involved the setting up of a comprehensive flood early warning system has successfully scanned 18 critical river basins in the …

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DPWH to use DOST’s/UPS project NOAH and DREAM data for planning

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will partner with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the University of the Philippines (UP) Training Center for Applied Geodesy and Photogrammetry in its infrastructure planning for roads, bridges, and flood control projects.
Secretary of Public Works and Highways Rogelio L. Singson, in a seminar held at the DPWH Head Office conducted by DOST, UP, and Office of the Civil Defense, has directed the usage of the latest technologies as tools for planning infrastructure projects to ensure their resiliency and structural integrity.
“As results of the damage inflicted to our infrastructure based …

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Man-made ‘Yolanda’? UP scientist debunks viral video

University of the Philippines scientist Mahar Lagmay belied a video claiming that supertyphoon “Yolanda” was a man-made phenomenon controlled by US-run technology emitting microwave pulse.
“Those claims must first demonstrate that the microwave was the one that formed,” Lagmay said in a televised interview with ANC on Monday.
Lagmay, who spearheaded the online weather monitoring platform Project NOAH under the Department of Science and Technology, said that YouTube user DutchSince who created and lent his voice on the video may not himself believe his claims.
“(He) is just pulling a trick on us … As of the moment, there’s no reason to believe …

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