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Pass law on easy data access to save lives from disasters – Lagmay

Apr 22, 2018 - 6:50 PM

'A lot of scientists have agreed that data should be made open. It's for the public good. It's for humanity,' says UP Resilience Institute executive director Mahar Lagmay

OPEN DATA. UP Resilience Institute Executive Director Mahar Lagmay says that keeping data open is important in preparing for disasters. Rappler screenshot

Expert: PH tech, understanding of disasters 'on par with world's best'

Mar 02, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Dr Alfredo Mahar Francisco Lagmay says the Philippines is among the few countries that invested in LiDAR technology, which helps build disaster-resilient communities

BEST TECH. An expert on natural hazards said that the Filipino technology and understanding of natural hazards is at par with the best in the world. Photo by Don Kevin Hapal

How to prepare for floods

Dec 29, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Rappler talks to NOAH executive director Mahar Lagmay on how Filipinos can prepare for floods

FLOOD. This file photo shows waist-deep flooding in Marikina on August 2016. File Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

WATCH: UP Resilience Institute is Project NOAH's new home

Jun 23, 2017 - 6:45 PM

A few days before the country observes the National Disaster Consciousness Month in July the University of the Philippines officially relaunches Project NOAH

UP NOAH. UP Resilience Institute executive director Mahar Lagmay (1st from L) and UP President Danilo Concepcion (4th from R) welcome disaster risk reduction champions during the relaunch of the institute, Project NOAH's new home, on June 21, 2017. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

UP Resilience Institute to integrate Project NOAH as information hub

May 22, 2017 - 8:04 PM

The UP NOAH Center under the UP RI will offer reports for cities and municipalities to help them manage their ecological vulnerabilities

Several delegates faint due to heat at Palarong Pambansa 2017 opening

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:49 PM

The summer heat takes its toll on some Palaro delegates as the national youth games open

De Lima arrest, Villegas vs Duterte, Project NOAH | Midday wRap

Feb 24, 2017 - 3:13 PM

Watch Rappler s midday newscast with Margie de Leon

'New lease on life': UP adopts Project NOAH

Feb 24, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Project NOAH has literally been a lifesaver for millions of Filipinos threatened by natural disasters like floods landslides and storm surges UP is happy to welcome it into its fold says UP president Danilo Concepcion

PAGASA defends its scientists amid Project NOAH turnover

Feb 14, 2017 - 8:48 PM

State weather bureau PAGASA says it has received criticism on the agency s credibility resulting to resentment and demoralization among the employees

CREDIBILITY. State weather bureau PAGASA holds a press conference on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, after receiving comments questioning their credibility as a warning agency. Photo by Gwen de la Cruz/Rappler.com

Project NOAH 'not just about the technology' – Lagmay

Jan 31, 2017 - 12:52 PM

We have invested heavily on human resources says NOAH head Mahar Lagmay; Our intention is to maintain these disaster scientists

MORE THAN TECH. Staff of Project NOAH at work. Rappler file photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 31, 2017

Jan 31, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Hello Here s a round up of news you need to know this Tuesday

How does Project NOAH contribute to PH's disaster management?

Jan 30, 2017 - 8:29 PM

The country s flagship disaster prevention and mitigation program aids Filipinos during times of calamity Here s what you need to know

Pagasa to take over Project NOAH, says DOST

Jan 30, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Project NOAH has reached its completion and project ending date New project proposals are welcome if there is a new study to be made the science department says

Disaster responders urge Duterte to #SaveProjectNOAH

Jan 30, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Project NOAH has averted at least 13 disasters since it was introduced in 2012

Gov't to stop Project NOAH due to 'lack of funds'

Jan 29, 2017 - 8:30 PM

UPDATED Project NOAH which provides real time weather data and hazard maps for communities will only run until February 28

DISASTER. The government is set to stop Project NOAH, its flagship disaster initiative, by March 2017 due to 'lack of funds.'

DOST scientists receive AFP 'Gawad sa Kaunlaran'

Dec 30, 2016 - 12:52 PM

The awardees are DOST Executive Director Dr Mahar Lagmay and geologists Peter Khallil Figueroa Ferrer and Carmille Marie Escape

Project NOAH issues storm surge advisories

Dec 25, 2016 - 3:55 PM

UPDATED Project NOAH raises Storm Surge Advisories 1 and 2 in a number of municipalities in 5 provinces – Quezon Camarines Sur Albay Masbate and Sorsogon

How Typhoon Nina compares to Milenyo, Santi, Glenda

Dec 24, 2016 - 8:35 PM

Typhoon Nina could wreak havoc in the same way that past typhoons Milenyo Santi and Glenda brought extensive damage

SIMILARITIES. Project NOAH executive director Mahar Lagmay says typhoons Nina, Milenyo and Glenda have some similarities. Photo from Mahar Lagmay's Facebook account

Rappler Talk: Technology, disasters, and climate change

Sep 16, 2016 - 2:50 PM

On Friday September 16 Rappler will interview Dr Alfredo Mahar Lagmay of Project NOAH to discuss the role of technology in disaster preparedness and addressing climate change

Philippines' Project NOAH gets Asian award for public safety initiative

Aug 17, 2016 - 9:14 PM

Project NOAH has been named as the Top Smart City Initiative for Public Safety in the IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards 2016

Project Noah: Marikina floods won't reach Ondoy levels

Aug 13, 2016 - 10:39 PM

There is no truth in the statement that floods in Marikina will reach Ondoy levels Project NOAH never said that

Business community launches first-ever disaster operations center

Aug 11, 2016 - 1:57 PM

The center located in Makati will run 24 7 in times of a disaster to gather data and coordinate preparedness and response plans of PDRF’s member companies

DASHBOARD. Jerome Zayas of EMI briefs PDRF Board Members of the features of the EMOPS platform. Photo credit PDRF

Western Visayas shares disaster communication tips for LGUs

Jul 08, 2016 - 6:08 PM

At the ICT Bayanihan Summit held in Iloilo City on Thursday July 7 local agencies share good practices and challenges in the use of information communication technology during disasters

PREPAREDNESS. Local government responders and uniformed personnel participate in a 2-day conference on ICT for DRRM organized by the Office of Civil Defense. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

#Du30Cabinet Watch: Netizens suggest Mahar Lagmay for DOST

May 27, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Who could be the next Department of Science and Technology DOST head in the Duterte administration? Netizens weigh in

#FloodPH: Lando-like floods in C. Luzon expected night of Dec 16

Dec 16, 2015 - 9:01 PM

UPDATED Project Noah releases a map of villages in Bulacan and Pampanga that are at risk

Storm surge, lahar flow alert up in Bicol and Visayas region

Dec 14, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Storm surges as high as 3 meters could hit dozens of municipalities in Bicol and Visayas

Project Noah revamps disaster management platform

Dec 12, 2015 - 9:14 PM

The improved website contains more hazard maps ranging from storm surge landslide to debris flow plus detailed barangay flood hazard maps

NEW PLATFORM. The new look and added features of Project Noah website make it more informative and faster to use. Screengrab from Project Noah website

NEDA chief: Mega Manila flood masterplan subject to 'refinements'

Nov 04, 2015 - 5:35 PM

Notwithstanding the kind of rigor we exercise during program and project deliberations we acknowledge that there is always room for improvement NEDA chief Arsenio Balisacan assures the public and critics of the project

PROBLEM PERSISTS. Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson admits in June 2015 that the worsening floods in Metro Manila will not be solved overnight. File photo by George P. Moya/Rappler

Typhoon Lando: Communities with storm surge advisories

Oct 18, 2015 - 6:30 PM

PAGASA and DOST Project NOAH releases an official list of communities with an impending threat of a storm surge

VULNERABLE. More than half of the Philippine population live on the coasts. Photo from Agence France-Presse

Power to empower: DOST Project Agimat launched in Marikina

Oct 12, 2015 - 10:24 PM

How would you send messages when communication lines are cut off during a disaster? An instant messaging platform may be the answer

SIGNING OF MOA. (From Left to Right) Marikina Vice Mayor Jose Fabian Cadiz, Open Garden Global Marketing Head Marina Azcarate and Project NOAH Executive Director Mahar Lagmay sign the memorandum of agreement for Project Agimat. Photo by Joey Ramos/City Government of Marikina

Project NOAH is official map for Yolanda rehab

Oct 10, 2015 - 6:06 PM

Confused which multi hazard map to use? Project NOAH maps are the official ones says NOAH Executive Director Mahar Lagmay

Photo from AFP

UP disaster scientist wins top European geosciences award

Apr 16, 2015 - 11:09 PM

UPDATED Europe’s premier geosciences union recognizes Dr Alfredo Mahar Lagmay for his outstanding work on volcanic hazards earthquakes typhoons landslides and floods

How to use PAGASA’s color-coded rainfall advisory

Apr 04, 2015 - 1:22 PM

Pagasa uses a new set of color coded rainfall advisories composed of 3 colors: Yellow Orange and Red The darker the color is the more dangerous it gets

How a small Samar town survived deadly storm surges

Apr 02, 2015 - 1:01 PM

As the country prepares for Typhon Chedeng learn how a coastal town in Samar successfully weathered Typhoon Ruby by capitalizing on organized response as well as timely specific and localized early warning information

Project NOAH's Arko finalist in international app competition

Jan 25, 2015 - 8:20 PM

Help us win Help us continue our work in empowering Filipino communities to save lives

Predicted storm surge heights go up – NOAH

Dec 06, 2014 - 3:05 PM

Scientists from Project NOAH are predicting storm surge heights of up to 4 6 meters in several municipalities in Samar province

MTSAT Floater image of Typhoon Hagupit as of 0532 UTC 56 December 2014. Image courtesy NOAA

NOAH: More areas warned vs Ruby storm surges

Dec 06, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Project NOAH s latest storm surge predictions show towns in Samar province possibly getting surges as high as 4 1 meters when Typhoon Ruby Hagupit hits

MTSAT Floater image of Typhoon Hagupit as of 2101 UTC 5 December 2014. Image courtesy NOAA

Social media comes alive on eve of typhoon #RubyPH

Dec 05, 2014 - 8:41 PM

The internet is abuzz with netizens reading and sharing critical typhoon related information

WEATHER WATCH. A man monitors a screen at the PAGASA weather center. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

NOAH warns: Meters-high storm surges in parts of Visayas

Dec 05, 2014 - 9:46 AM

Project NOAH: Surges of up to 3 72 m could hit coastal areas of Samar and Leyte based on storm surge simulations

MONSTER STORM. On December 4, 2014, at 02:10 UTC, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite took this visible image of Super Typhoon Hagupit approaching the Philippines. Image Credit: NASA Goddard's MODIS Rapid Response Team

How to know if storm surge threatens your area

Dec 04, 2014 - 3:07 PM

The government website Project NOAH provides easily accessible hazard maps to help communities along a typhoons path identify danger zones and safe zones

Typhoon Hagupit, PAGASA on COA, HK protesters surrender | The wRap

Dec 03, 2014 - 7:15 PM

Typhoon Hagupit is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility Thursday Weather authorities cry foul on reports alleging PAGASA is incapable of properly warning the country against storms 3 Occupy Hong Kong leaders surrender

Ill-equipped agency? Story on COA audit of PAGASA 'misleading'

Dec 03, 2014 - 9:52 AM

Inquirer report based on 2013 Commission on Audit data says officials; Story demoralizing to scientists employees of state weather bureau

How El Niño could affect the Philippines in 2015

Nov 08, 2014 - 2:50 PM

Early warning is critical as it is helps the public prepare ahead for El Niño s impact

After Yolanda: Are we more prepared for storm surge?

Nov 05, 2014 - 2:09 PM

The government says they have made strides in preparing the country for storm surges but some projects are still under development

4 things that kill during typhoons

Oct 09, 2014 - 8:43 AM

Because information is critical during disasters media plays a crucial role as mediator between government and citizens says Science and Technology Assistant Secretary Raymund Liboro

BETTER REPORTING. Science and Technology Assistant Secretary Raymund Liboro says the media is the 'mediator' between government and citizens during disasters. File photo from the DOST website

Climate change research suffers from DOST budget cut

Sep 25, 2014 - 6:24 PM

One of the research initiatives that will experience a setback is a facility to simulate future weather in the country to study its effects on agriculture flora and fauna

How can we prepare for storm surges?

Jul 23, 2014 - 7:27 PM

Can an archipelago like the Philippines with thousands of coastal communities really mitigate the effects of storm surges brought by extreme weather conditions?

NEW MODEL. Dr Keqi Zhang discusses the US NOAA system for giving storm surge forecasts. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

More than 5,000 PH villages have flood hazard maps – DOST

Jul 22, 2014 - 8:45 PM

The country s disaster readiness program Project NOAH has provided local flood hazard maps and 7 day weather forecasts since it was launched two years ago

EARLY WARNING. Project NOAH has surveyed major river basins like the Marikina River Basin to generate flood hazard maps for nearby villages. Photo by Estelita Dalmacio

Bicol, Quezon, M. Manila warned of storm surge

Jul 15, 2014 - 5:28 PM

Ten towns in Camarines Sur Bataan Pampanga and Quezon may experience storm surge of up to 3 meters 9 8 feet

Indonesia, Philippines collaborate on disaster risk reduction tool

Jul 06, 2014 - 8:57 AM

The WebSAFE is a software that analyzes disaster impacts based on available hazards and infrastructure maps adapted from Indonesia’s software INASAFE