Philippines fund for disaster mitigation

Philippine President Aquino directed the release of 1.6 billion Philippine Peso to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to improve the government’s disaster planning and response system with new state-of-the-art technology .

Under the Disaster Risk Exposure Assessment and Mitigation Project (DREAM), the department will acquire geospatial data gathering technologies, particularly Light Intensity Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and Airborne Radar Interferometry (INSAR) to produce more accurate flood inundation maps. This will identify future flood prone areas and be useful in rescue and relief operations.

Sachiye Day, VERTICES research assistant. sachiye@vertices.com

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