PROJECT NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards)
NOAH's mission is to undertake disaster science research and development, advance the use of cutting edge technologies and recommend innovative information services in government's disaster prevention and mitigation efforts. Though the use of science and technology and in partnership with the academe and other stakeholders, the DOST through Program NOAH is taking a multi-disciplinary approach in developing systems, tools, and other technologies that could be operationalized by government to help prevent and mitigate disasters.
NOAH's immediate task is to integrate current disaster science research and development projects and initiate new efforts within the DOST to achieve this objective. Presently there are nine(9) component projects under the NOAH program, namely:
- Hydromet Sensors Development
- DREAM-LIDAR 3-D Mapping Project
- Flood NET-Flood Modeling Project
- Hazards Information Media
- Strategic Communication Intervention
- Disaster Management using WebGIS
- Enhancing Geo-hazards Mapping through LIDAR
- Doppler System Development
- Landslide Sensors Development Project
- Storm Surge Inundation Mapping Project
- Weather Information - Integration for System Enhancement (WISE)
See more at: http://noah.dost.gov.ph/
PAGASA MET-HYDRO DECISION SUPPORT INFOSYS
To enhance PAGASA’s weather data gathering capabilities, automatic rain gauges (ARG) and automatic weather stations (AWS) were installed throughout the country. These ARGs and AWSs are automated version of the traditional weather station that enables measurements of parameters such as barometric pressure, atmospheric pressure, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and direction from remote areas using meteorological sensors attached to rechargeable batteries powered by solar panels. With the use of mobile technology, these stations report through the telecommunication networks.
See more at: http://meteopilipinas.gov.ph/
UP DREAM PROGRAM
The Disaster Risk and Exposure Assessment for Mitigation (DREAM) Program is a Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Grants-In-Aid (GIA) Program-funded effort that is implemented by the University of the Philippines Training Center for Applied Geodesy and Photogrammetry (UP TCAGP).
The Program is one of the nine (9) components of the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards Project (Project NOAH). Through the use of cutting-edge technology, such as the LiDAR, it generates updated and top-quality flood maps and models. These high-precision hazard maps are made accessible to the public through the Project NOAH website.
See more at: http://dream.upd.edu.ph/
WISE or Weather Information-integration for System Enhancement is one of the latest additions in the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) program that aims to enhance the weather predicting capabilities of the country. Using High-Performance Computing (HPC) and smart analytics, the WISE Project will contribute to the improvement of PAGASA's current numerical weather prediction model. The WISE project aims to generate weather forecast seven days ahead. The results will also be integrated with FloodNet, Climate X and other components of the NOAH program of the Philippine government. Assimilation of data from the ground stations, radar and satellite will help provide accurate forecasts.
See more at: http://projectwise.weebly.com/
PREDICT (Philippine Real-Time Environment Data Acquisition and Interpretation for Climate-Related Tragedy Prevention and Mitigation) is a nationwide system that is meant to complement the existing observation capability of PAGASA. It consists of a network of automated weather stations that gather and transmit observation data to a central server through the celular network. Each observation station is a rugged device equipped with sensors for the various required parameters such as temperature, pressure, humidity, wind diection, wind speed, and rainfall. It is also equipped with a GSM/GPRS modem to transmit data to the central server.
This project includes the design and production of the automated weather station (AWS) units, development of the server software, and deployment of the AWS in the selected sites.
The environmental parameters that will be acquired and stored by the units will be used for weather forecasting and real-time environmental monitoring. These data will be used for agricultural applications, disaster mitigation, and for general research.
See more at: http://fmon.asti.dost.gov.ph/weather/predict/
PAGASA LIBRARY FACILITIES AND SERVICES
Training and Public Information Section (TPIS)
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