PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for the Province of Ilocos Norte
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 09:20
Group Picture of REDAS Ilocos Norte Participants

PHIVOLCS conducted a six-day training entitled "Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning,  and Emergency Preparedness through the Provision and Use of the REDAS Software" for the province of Ilocos Norte last October 24 - 29, 2016. The training was held at Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) Hostel, City of Batac, Ilocos Norte. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capabilities of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for gathering exposure data and conducting impact assessment.   The training is part of the PCIEERD-funded project on “Regional Disaster Science and Management S&T Capacity Development”, a collaborative project between PHIVOLCS, Isabela State University and MMSU.

There was a total of 45 participants during the training.  Twenty-nine of them came from the local government units (LGUs) of Ilocos Norte namely: City of Batac (3), Dingras (2), Laoag City (2), San Nicolas (2), Bacarra (2),  Badoc (2), Carasi (2), Dumalneg (2), Marcos (2), Paoay (2) and Vintar (4).  There were also participants from MMSU (10), Mapua Institute of Technology (4) and Laoac, Pangasinan (1). The participants were provided with REDAS version 2.9a.  A total of 42 REDAS software license keys was issued during the said event.

REDAS Staff Joana C. Umbaña lectures about  the PC-based REDAS Exposure Database Module (EDM)

Main topics included installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Software, Building Risk Database, Earthquake Risk Assessment, the use of SQLite as a Relational and Spatial Database System, and Seismic Hazard Assessment. In addition, software such as Exposure Database Module (EDM), SQLite and Quantum GIS, and the EDM and MyTracks in Android devices were also installed during the training. The participants were taught how to use the EDM in Android Devices for conducting building survey. Different earthquake risk assessment methodologies and computations were also taught in the training, as well as identifying building earthquake damage levels for conducting earthquake risk assessment.  The two REDAS modules namely Severe Wind Impact Forecasting Tool (SWIFT) and the Flood Loss Assessment Tool (FLOAT) were also taught in a REDAS Training for LGUs for the first time

Speakers and facilitators during the training were Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito G. Lanuza, Julius M. Galdiano, Analyn D. Aquino, Lara Jennina A. Gianan, Karen M. Garcia, Bhenz Rodriguez, Kristofferson R. Vidad, Lawrence Aaron C. Bañes, Ruffy R. Villanueva, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Greggue Ann Lyza T. Castro, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, and Joana C. Umbaña. Two guest speakers, Francisca J. Francisco and Cynthia O. Iglesia (PAGASA), both from PAGASA-Laoag Station gave the talk on hydrometeorological hazards.

 Group Picture of REDAS Ilocos Norte Participants
 
PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for Makati City
Thursday, 17 November 2016 08:32

PHIVOLCS conducted a six-day training entitled “Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning and Emergency Preparedness through the Use of the REDAS Software” for Makati City from September 26 – October 1, 2016 . It was held at Makati Palace Hotel, Makati City. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capabilities of the REDAS software especially the modules which are designed to be used for risk assessment.

There was a total of 27 participants during the training from the following offices: Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO), Engineering and Public Works (DEPW) and Urban Development Department (UDD), Department of Environmental Services (DES), Office of the City Building Official (OBO), Ospital ng Makati, Assessor’s Department, Department of Education, Economic Enterprise Management Office (EEMO), Health Emergency Management Services (MHD-HEMS), Liga ng mga Barangay, Makati Cooperative Development Office (MCDO), Makati Social Welfare Development (MSWD) and Public Employment Office (PESO).The participants were provided with the latest version of REDAS (2.9a) and a total of 27 REDAS software license keys was issued during the said event.

Photo shows REDAS Makati Participants and Facilitators taken during the Graduation ceremony on October 1, 2016

The topics included basic REDAS installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Software, as well as lectures on hazards and basic map reading.  Other topics included Building Risk Database, Earthquake Risk Assessment, the use of SQLite as a Relational and Spatial Database System, and Seismic Hazard Assessment. In addition, software such as Exposure Database Module (EDM), SQLite and Quantum GIS, and the EDM and MyTracks in Android devices were also installed during the training. The participants were taught how to use the EDM in Android Devices for conducting building survey. Different earthquake risk assessment methodologies and computations were also taught in the training, as well as identifying building earthquake damage levels for conducting earthquake risk assessment.

 Awarding of certificates to the participants given by PHIVOLCS Deputy Director Bartolome C. Bautista (left) and DRRMO Head Richard Raymund R. Rodriguez (Right)

Speakers and facilitators during the training were Director Renato U. Solidum, Jr. Deputy Director Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Ishmael C. Narag, Angelito G. Lanuza, Rhommel N. Grutas, Analyn D. Aquino, Jayvie H. Nadua, Ruffy R. Villanueva, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Greggue Ann Lyza T. Castro, Chrisfil Vinson T. Tesoro, Chayserie A. Moises, and Joana C. Umbaña.

 
REDAS training for National Government Agencies
Monday, 07 November 2016 09:57

A six-day training entitled "Capacity Enhancement of National Government Agencies on Hazards, Risk and Exposure Database Development through the Use of the REDAS Software" last September 5 - 10, 2016 for the staffs of different National Government aAencies (NGAs). The training was held at the Brentwood Suites, Quezon City. The aims of  the training were 1) to teach NGA staffs with the various modules of REDAS and 2) to explore possible levels of harmonization in exposure data gathering and multi-hazard impact data collection. 

There was a total of 48 participants during the training. Twelve (12) came from DSWD, 9 from DPWH, 8 from DILG, 6 from CCC, 2 participants each from OCD, DOH, HLURB, MGB, PAGASA and PHIVOLCS, and one from DBM. The participants were provided with REDAS version 2.9. A total of 47 REDAS software license keys was issued during the said event.

The first day of the training covered the introduction of PHIVOLCS, installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Software, as well as lectures on hazards and basic map reading. The succeeding days of the training covered lectures ranging from Building Risk Database, Earthquake Risk Assessment, the use of SQLite as a Relational and Spatial Database System, and Seismic Hazard Assessment. In addition, software such as Exposure Database Module (EDM), SQLite and Quantum GIS, and the EDM and MyTracks in Android devices were also installed during the training. The participants were taught how to use the EDM in Android Devices for conducting building survey. Earthquake risk assessment methodologies were also taught in the training, as well as identifying building earthquake damage levels for conducting earthquake risk assessment.  A workshop exploring the modes of exposure data collection being employed by various NGAs including data attributes, frequency of collection and software used was facilitated by Mr. Ishmael C. Narag of PHIVOLCS.  Another question tackled is the manner how there agencies were gathering post-damage information and how are these are being collected.  The results show that there is willingness to share data as long as a MOA is signed between agencies. There was also a suggestion to create a TWG to be led by OCD on harmonization of data collection and establishment of standardized damage collection methodology.

Speakers and facilitators during the training were Director Renato U. Solidum, Jr. , Deputy Director Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Ishmael C. Narag, Angelito G. Lanuza, Analyn D. Aquino, Jayvie H. Nadua, Ruffy R. Villanueva,  Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Anace Jenica P. De Vera (MGB), Greggue Ann Lyza T. Castro, Yvan F. Pagdonsolan, John Ted S. Sison, Jan Lawrence L. Lontoc, Chrisfil Vinson T. Tesoro, Chayserie A. Moises, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, and Joana C. Umbaña.

instagram Takipçi Hilesi instagram Takipçi Hilesi | instagram Beğeni Hilesi | instagram Takipçi Hilesi | instagram Beğeni Hilesi | instagram Takipçi satın al | Takipçi Siteleri |instagram Takipçi Siteleri |
 
PRESS RELEASE: WORLD TSUNAMI AWARENESS DAY
Thursday, 03 November 2016 09:41

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology – Department of Science and Technology (PHIVOLCS-DOST) joins the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) in the observance of World Tsunami Awareness Day on November 05, 2016 with the theme “effective education and evacuation drills”.

November 5 was chosen in honor of a true story from Japan: “Inamura-no-hi”, which means the “burning of the rice sheaves”. During an 1854 earthquake, a farmer saw the tide receding, a sign of a looming tsunami and he set fire to his harvested rice to warn villagers, who fled to high ground.

As PHIVOLCS is a strong advocate of tsunami awareness, preparedness and mitigation, will conduct lectures about tsunami and exhibit tour for high school students on November 04, 2016 at PHIVOLCS Building, C.P. Garcia Avenue, UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City. The activity aims to promote geologic hazard awareness and preparedness among the students.

Recently, PHIVOLCS commemorated the 40th anniversary of the 1976 Moro Gulf Earthquake and Tsunami last August 17, 2016. The magnitude-8.1 earthquake hit the island of Mindanao on August 17, 1976 at 12:11 AM (PST) that caused damage and collapse of houses and buildings. The off-shore earthquake produced a massive tsunami killing about 6000 people making it one of the most disastrous tsunami to hit the Philippines. Tsunami waves as high as nine (9) meters struck the town of Lebak in Sultan Kudarat and it inundated almost all nearby coastal towns.

PHIVOLCS also encourages schools and the local government units to conduct activities such as Information, Education and Communication Campaigns, and Tsunami Drills that will increase the people’s awareness and preparedness.

 

Download Press Release here.

 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 6 of 17

PHILIPPINE STANDARD TIME


Collaborative Projects