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Retrospect. Deliver. Realize: ADZU hosts the Phil-LiDAR 1 Mindanao Cluster Colloquium

The Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) LiDAR Program, headed by Mr. Mario Rodriguez, hosted the Phil-LiDAR 1 Mindanao Cluster Colloquium and Map Turnover Ceremony with the theme "Retrospect. Deliver. Realize" last February 16-17, 2017 in Zamboanga City. Around 300 participants from the academe, local government units, national government agencies, and non-government organizations from all over the country attended the event.

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Philippine National LiDAR Conference 2017 takes Cebu City by Storm

The Philippine National LiDAR Conference 2017 hosted by the University of San Carlos (USC) and University of the Philippines, Cebu (UP Cebu) took place in Waterfront Cebu City Hotel last January 18-20, 2017 with the theme "On the Cutting Edge: Geospatial Technology at the Forefront of Disaster Risk Reduction and Natural Resource Management in the Philippines." This was attended by more than 500 stakeholders coming from all corners of the Philippines. Present were Department of Science and Techology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato Dela Pena, the Cebu City Administrator representing Cebu Provincial Governor Hilario P. Davide, III, Father Dionisio Miranda, President of the University of San Carlos, Dr. Enrico C. Paringit, Program Leader of the Phil-LiDAR 1 Program, Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, Program Leader of the Phil-LiDAR 2 Program, DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development Usec. Rowena Guevara, Congressman Erico Aumentado who is the Chairman of the Science and Technology Committee in the 17th Congress, DOST Region VII Regional Director Edilberto Paradela, Mr. Rene Meily, President of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), Mr. Baltazar Tribunalo, Jr., Cebu PDRRMO representative, Dr. Alfredo Mahar Lagmay, Executive Director of Project NOAH, Atty. Gloria Estenzo-Ramos, VP of Oceana Philippines, Engr. Ayin Tamondong, Project Leader of CoastMAP, and For. Nerissa Gatdula, Chief Science Research Specialist of PARMAP, as well as the partner state universities and higher education institutions of both the Phil-LiDAR 1 and 2 Programs.

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UP Baguio Phil-LiDAR 1 Turns Over Flood Hazard Maps to Region I and CAR LGUs

The Luzon Cluster of the Phil-LiDAR 1 Program held its 4th conference and flood hazard maps turnover at the Marco Polo Function Room of El Cielito Inn, Baguio City on January 5-6, 2017. The host state university for the two-day event was University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB) headed by Dr. Chelo S. Pascua, Project Leader of UPB Phil-LiDAR 1. 

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Phil-LiDAR 1 Program concludes 2016 with Year-End Assessment Training

The PHIL-LiDAR 1 – Hazard Mapping of the Philippines Using LiDAR Program conducted its annual Year-end Assessment on December 19, 2016 at the La Breza Hotel in Quezon City. The program was attended by a total of 146 of its 160 personnel including the program leader, project leaders, chief science research specialists, (CSRS), senior and supervising science research specialists, research associates and administrative personnel. The sessions were facilitated by Mr. Alvin P. Principe, a Fellow of the Development Academy of the Philippines’ Center for Governance and designated as the Director of the Operations Management Office with expertise on topics such as strategic and operations planning, project development and management, organizational assessment and development, leadership and management development, and process reengineering.

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Philippine National LiDAR Conference Online Registration

Registration for the Philippine National LiDAR Conference may be done through the following link:

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Luzon Partner Universities Converged in Dagupan for 3rd Luzon Cluster Conference

The 3rd Luzon Cluster Conference and Data Turnover Ceremony was held on December 1-2, 2016 in Dagupan City, Pangasinan. Hosted by the Central Luzon State University’s Institute for Climate Change and Environmental Management (CLSU-ICCEM), the event was attended by local government officials from Region 1.

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Phil-LiDAR 1 & 2 Participate in the 8th MGA Conference Held in Manila

The UP Phil-LiDAR 1 and 2 proactively attended the recently concluded 8th MGA Conference 2016 held in Sofitel Hotel, Manila on November 14-16, 2016. The conference this year had the theme, “Providing the Solutions using Multi-GNSS and Other Space Applications in the Asia-Pacific Region”, expanding the development of solutions beyond GNSS but as well as including related technologies such as remote sensing and big data analysis relevant for Asia-Pacific region.  Our very own Engr. Louie Balicanta, Project Leader of DVBC co-chaired the Local Organizing Committee. The event was jointly organized by BELS, GNSS Asia, JAXA, DOST (PHIVOLCS), NAMRIA, and sponsored by LiDAR 1&2, University of the Philippines, Digital Globe, DOST, Mitsubishi Electric, QZSS Services, Certeza, GSMi, Kokusai Kogyo Co., and PASCO Philippines.

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VSU Hosts Visayas Cluster Conference and Data Turnover Ceremony

The PHIL LiDAR 1 Visayas Cluster Conference and Data Turnover Ceremony was conducted in Visayas State University, Baybay campus in Leyte on November 10-11, 2016. The event catered to both external and internal stakeholders of the program by providing a venue to present the significance of the program’s outputs to efforts on disaster preparedness and local government planning, distribute flood hazard maps to local government units within the region and orient local officials on the basic features of the maps and how to access them through the LiPAD website. The business meeting conducted on the second day provided a venue for PHIL LiDAR SUCs/HEIs within the Visayas region to discuss their outputs, set targets on program deliverables and schedules as well as to identify gaps on program implementation and recommend possible solutions. The first day was attended by local government officials, representatives from DOST-PCIEERD, as well as representatives from the NGO sector and Engineering students. PHIL-LiDAR 1 personnel from UP Diliman, Visasyas State University, UP Cebu and University of San Carlos.

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PHIL-LiDAR 2 Orientation with Forest Conservation Officials from the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

The Forest Resources Extraction from LiDAR Survey (FRExLS) component of the PhiLiDAR 2 program briefed officials from the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Ministry of Environment and Forests on how LiDAR can be utilized for forest resource management. This study visit was a part of a training program in the University of the Philippines- Los Baños (UPLB) sponsored by the World Bank. The group was accompanied by UPLB’s College of Forestry and Natural Resources’ Ms. Analyn Cadilan and Ms. Vanessa Palma. The purpose of the activity was to enable the trainees to know how Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) can be used to map forest resources and provide data on policy formulation, planning and management. This was held in the Executive Board Room of the National Engineering Center, UP Diliman on October 20, 2016.

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