At its 1325th meeting on February 23, 2017, the University of the Philippines Board of Regents approved the adoption of Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) by UP upon the termination of its administration by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on February 28.
This is some sort of homecoming for Project NOAH, since it was developed with the help of UP professors;
Project NOAH began as a research program under the DOST in 2012 following the Typhoon Sendong tragedy in 2011. Having delivered its research results and after two extensions, the project was scheduled to end when UP stepped in to continue it.
TJ DIMACALI, reporting for GMA News;
Ill-fated disaster risk service Project NOAH is set to be turned over to the national weather agency, according to DOST Sec. Fortunato de la Peña. – See more at: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/597649/scitech/science/dost-project-noah-tech-to-be-turned-over-to-pagasa#sthash.hNye9I5a.dpuf
PAGASA is the perfect agency to continue Project NOAH. Yesterday, Emmanuel Pinol Agriculture Secretary said that are interested in taking over the project.
Emmanuel Pinol Agriculture Secretary just announced on Facebook that they want to take over Project NOAH. Hopefully, Project NOAH will have a new lease under the Department of Agriculture.
I just cannot see why would the Government kill a useful tool like Project NOAH, specially with the strong Typhoons that are “visiting” the country. Unless of course they plan to replace it with a better “tool”.
Carl Lamiel, writing for Yugatech;
The Department of Science and Technology’s real-time weather platform called Project NOAH is in danger of being terminated due to lack of funds, according to local news.
It’s sad to see a project as essential as Project NOAH be terminated just because their not included in the priority list of the Government.