Geo-SAFER joins Mindanao National Science and Technology Week 2018 Celebration
The Geo-SAFER Mindanao Program took part in the Mindanao-wide celebration of the National Science and Technology Week last July 6-8, 2018 at SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang, Davao City as one of the event’s exhibitors.
From L-R: DOST Undersecretary Renato U. Solidum, DOST Secretary Fortunato D. Dela Peña, CSU President Dr. Anthony M. Penaso and Geo-SAFER Program Leader Engr. Meriam M. Santillan during the formal opening of the Mindanao NSTW 2018 exhibit
The program encapsulated its outputs and initiatives by showing a sample flood hazard map, audio-visual presentations about the program and its component projects, a map showing the status of hazard mapping in Mindanao and presenting the web-based near-real time Flood Event Visualization and Damage Estimations (Flood EViDEns) system developed by the Geo-SAFER Agusan Project. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte personally visited the Geo-SAFER Mindanao booth and commended the program for its flood hazard mapping initiatives.
Geo-SAFER Program Leader, Engr. Meriam Makinano-Santillan also conducted a discussion about the Geo-SAFER Mindanao program and it during the scientific forum on Disaster Resilient Communities last July 7, 2018 where she highlighted the importance of flood hazard mapping and geo-informatics and its relevance to the communities especially in disaster preparedness and planning, echoing the Mindanao NSTW 2018 theme: “Science for the People of Mindanao: Innovation for Collective Prosperity”.