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

The UP Phil-LiDAR 1 and 2 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.

The LiDAR team showcased the program at the LiDAR booth manned by different reps per component on November 14, 15, and 16 which earned number of visitors from different stakeholders and agencies supporting the event. A number of booths from different agencies and programs both from local and international also showcased theirs. Full AM/PM sessions were held and guests were able to walk around the booths during break time. 

On the third day of November 16, the LiDAR program was able to present its AVP program briefer before the delegates during lunch to share its purpose, inputs, and outputs.