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, 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.
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 training to increase the capacity of the ASEAN member states in the area of space technology and geoinformatics applications.
The participants were grouped based on the track of the training that they wanted to pursue. 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.
Specifically, the participants gained 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. The participants presented their final map outputs and analysis 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)
By Ariane Jaraplasan