The CLSU Phil-LiDAR 1 and 2 projects generated maps that were promoted during the 2016 National Science and Technology Week “Juan Science One Nation” at Walter Mart, San Fernando Pampanga on July 25-27, 2016. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) celebrated the 2016 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW), dubbed as "Juan Science, One Nation" on 25-29 July. It is a simultaneous celebration in all DOST regional offices. The celebration was led by the newly appointed DOST Secretary Fortunato T. De La Peña. The 2016 NSTW main features included inauguration of several technologies open houses, scientific fora, career talks, technology fairs, film screenings and symposia. The NSTW is celebrated every third week of July each year which recognizes the contribution of science and technology in the development of the country.
The CLSU Phil-LiDAR 1 2D Flood Hazard Maps and Flood Depth Maps of Santo Tomas and Bucao River Watersheds in Zambales were displayed at ICCEM booth during the exhibit to provide awareness to the public the state-of-the-art technology of the DOST funded projects which will help Filipino communities be prepared with the highly destructive typhoons. Preparedness to disaster is everyone’s concern because each and every one of us may be vulnerable to disaster such as floods.
Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials produced by the project were also displayed and distributed to visitors. IEC materials will help increase public awareness and knowledge on environmental issues such as effects of climate change. Increasing awareness will help people protect the environment and mitigate or adapt with the changing environment. The following IEC materials that were displayed and distributed during the NST Week are: Mga Kalamidad at Sakuna sa Aurora, Mga Kalamidad at Sakuna sa Bataan, Mga Kalamidad at Sakuna sa Pangasinan, Mga Kalamidad at Sakuna sa Zambalales, LUSAY: Kahalagahan at Konserbasyon, Seagrass: Importance and Conservation, BAKAWAN: Kahalagahan, Proteksyon at Konserbasyon and MANGROVE (Tree of Life): IMPORTANCE, PROTECTION AND PRESERVATION.
On the other hand, the CLSU Phil-LiDAR 2 also featured their generated detailed Coastal and Agricultural resources maps using LIDAR data. The team also showed the processing of the data using different softwares. Mapping of resources are valuable to achieve the proper planning and monitoring of the local government units on the available resources on their respective areas.
CLSU Phil-LiDAR 2 researchers showing the processing of data using different softwares to some visitors.