A training on LiDAR Applications for Disaster Risk Reduction & Resources Management

 

Training on LIDAR Application for Disaster Risk and Natural Resource Management
for the ASEAN Region 
National Engineering Center, University of the Philippines Diliman
June 26-30, 2017


Participants and trainers with Engr. Raul Sabularse, Chairperson, Association of Southeast Asian Nations – Committee on Science and Technology – Sub-Committee on Space Technology Applications (ASEAN-COST-SCOSA) and Dr. Enrico C. Paringit, Program Leader, PHIL-LIDAR 1 Program


QUEZON CITY, METRO MANILA – Seventeen (17) representatives from the ASEAN Region –five (5) from Cambodia, five (5) from Laos PDR, two (2) from the Philippines, two (2) from Singapore, and three (3) from Vietnam, have successfully completed the Training on LIDAR Application for Disaster Risk and Natural Resource Management for the ASEAN Region held on 26-30 June 2017 at the National Engineering Center, University of the Philippines Diliman.In one with the goal to increase the capacity of the ASEAN member states on the area of space technology and geoinformatics applications, the ASEAN-COST Sub-Commitee on Space Technology and Applications through the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) in cooperation with the ASEAN Research and Training Center for Space Technology and Applications (ARTSA) and the University of the Philippines Diliman – PHIL-LIDAR Program initiated and facilitated the conduct of the said training.The participants were divided into two groups based on the track of the training that they want topursue. PHIL-LIDAR 1 Track focused on the use of LIDAR technology for disaster risk reduction while PHIL-LIDAR 2 Track focused on the use of LIDAR technology for natural resources management. At the end of the training, the participants were able to gain skills in the use of LIDAR data for disaster planning and flood risk assessment and the use of LIDAR technology for mapping and inventory of natural resources. Final map outputs and analysis were presented by the participants during the culminating activity.



PHIL-LIDAR 1 Track – Hands-on training for Disaster Risk Management



PHIL- LIDAR 2 Track – Hands-on training for Natural Resource Management


Participants during the Opening Program


Participants and trainers during the Welcome Dinner with Dr. Leah J. Buendia,
Assistant Secretary for International Cooperation, Department of Science and Technology (DOST)