DREAM Program joins 2015 DOST Science Nation Exhibit

The UP Disaster Risk Exposure and Assessment for Mitigation (DREAM) Program showcased its Flood Hazard Advisory interactive exhibit and state-of-the-art Urban Flooding Alert System (UFAS) during the 2015 DOST Science Nation Exhibit for the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) held on July 24-28, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, in Pasay City.

The opening day of the said exhibit was attended by Chief Science Research Specialist of the Data Validation Component Engr. Joemarie S. Caballero, Chief Science Research Specialist of the Data Processing Component Engr. Sarah Jane D. Samalburo, Chief Science Research Specialist of the Flood Modeling Component Christopher L. Uichanco, as well as the Training Component. Representatives from various National Government Agencies (NGAs), the Academe, Local Government Units (LGUs), Non-government Organizations (NGOs), and Students from various public and private schools visited the DREAM booth exhibit to gain more information about Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) Technology. DOST Secretary Mario Montejo dropped by the DREAM booth as well as the other booths of Outcome 8, as a measure of support and to personally oversee the outputs for this year’s DOST Science Nation Exhibit.

The DREAM Program is part of Outcome 8 of the Department of Science and Technology’s thrusts in terms of scientific research and development, which focuses on environmental research, especially in disaster mitigation. Also part of Outcome 8 are Project NOAH or the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), and the Philippine Volcanic Institute (PhiVOLCS), among others.