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Philippines Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH)

This Tool from Philippines (the) utilizes ICT for society's resilience and is associated with the keywords: Utilizing ICT for Risk AssessmentsUtilizing ICT for Development PlanningEstablishing and utilizing Risk DatabasesUtilizing GIS, RS, ST for DRREnhancing Risk Monitoring & WarningEnabling Rapid Assessments and detailed PDNA

The University of the Philippines Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (UP-NOAH) is a multidisciplinary research center housed in the UP National Institute of Geological Sciences with the goal of helping reduce the impacts of hazards. It seeks to assist the country in disaster risk reduction and management, climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts and related activities through research, development and extension services.

The UP-NOAH website gives users options to check the following maps:

  • Barangay-level flood hazard maps (for major river basins)
  • Storm surge hazard maps (for all coastal communities)
  • Landslide hazard maps (for the entire Philippines)
  • Debris flow hazard maps

Those maps are largely official maps used for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) affected areas. The maps also offer information layers on important infrastructure such as schools and hospitals.

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