Midterm Report Project in Physical Science entitled:
DOST’s PROJECT NOAH
Dinco, Claire G.
Lasala, Genilyn Grace I.
Marajas, Krizel M.
Nopuente, Ciapel Adora M.
Of section B-218
Professor Jo-ann E. Porillo
August 23, 2012 The Philippine government’s Department of Science and Technology or DOST Advanced Science and Technology Institute along with the help of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA), Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PhilVolcs) and University of the Philippine’s National Institute of Geological Science and its College of Engineering launched its project called “National Operation Assessment of Hazards and Risk” known as “Project NOAH” last July 6, 2012 in the city of Marikina to promote and combine advance science and technology to enhance the disaster management and prevention capacity of the Philippines.
This project was designed to answer the need for a systematic early warning system for floods in the country. As we all know, the Philippines have experienced unexpected huge calamities these past few years examples of those were the Typhoon Ondoy happened last 2009 and the recent monsoon happened two weeks ago that caused great damages on the lives of our fellow countrymen, their properties and source of living which also affected the whole country’s economy. Due to this repetitious and unavoidable condition, this project would provide a more accurate, timely and easy to access warning about hazards that would affect the country for the safety of our people in every area of the Philippines.
With the use of advance technology, this project would be able to provide a six hour ahead of time warning in the communities subjected to danger against incoming floods by the use of a geo- hazard vulnerability map which will be accessed using the internet. Presently this
Bibliography: Genilyn Grace I. Lasala PROJECT NOAH August 23, 2012 B-218 REACTION PAPER Professor Jo-ann Porillo