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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 creates NOAH Center

The University of the Philippines UP, by virtue of the  approval of the Board of Regents on Feb. 23 and an Executive Order from UP Pres. Danilo L. Concepcion, established the NOAH Center (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards – NOAH Center for climate actions and disaster risk reduction management) in UP on March 21.
The NOAH Center takes off from Project NOAH which began as a research program under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in 2012. In the past five years, the project harnessed technologies and management services for disaster risk reduction activities. These were  offered by DOST through …

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DOST, UP to fly plane over ARMM to survey areas at high risk to disasters

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will fly a plane over the ARMM to survey the region for hazard preparedness and to determine which areas are at risk of bearing the worst effects of disasters.
The activity is part of the DOST’s project with the University of the Philippines (UP) dubbed as the Disaster Risk and Exposure Assessment for Mitigation (DREAM), a component of the Project NOAH or Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards.
“The plane will gather information on the region using a technology called LiDAR or Light Detection and Ranging to produce high-resolution, detailed, and up-to-date elevation maps and data …

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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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A Climate-Resilient Philippines

CCC Vice Chairperson Sering, GIZ Principal Advisor Dr. Bernd Liss, and UP President Alfredo Pascual during the MOA signing between the CCC and UP on June 19, 2013. Photo by El Bacani.
The 19th of June was in many ways a momentous date.
In the afternoon of that date, UP Diliman’s Quezon Hall saw two formidable entities entering into a Memorandum of Agreement. The first was the country’s national university.  The other, an independent agency under the Office of the President tasked with confronting one of the greatest issues of our age.
The goal? Working together towards the promise of a “climate-resilient Philippines.”
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