To jumpstart the country’s first extensive three dimensional (3D) mapping program, two aircrafts carrying state-of-the-art Light Detection and Ranging or LiDAR instruments took off last week at Clark Airbase to begin scanning the Pampanga river basin.

The development of 3D maps is part of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)’s Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards or Project NOAH, the country’s flagship program in disaster mitigation. Particularly, it is a component of Project NOAH’s Disaster Risk and Exposure Assessment for Mitigation or DREAM Program.


The Department of Science and Technology’s Balik Scientist Dr. Edsel Maurice Salvana was nominated  for this year’s  annual  Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) of the World award.

The TOYP award is an international award conferred by the Junior Chamber International (JCI), an international non-profit organization of people aged 18 to 40 who focus on creating positive change in their fields.