EU holds second convention on area program in PH

Taal Volcano impression evaluation

MANILA, Philippines–The European Union Delegation to the Philippines is holding a second nationwide convention on its flagship area program Copernicus, whose mapping know-how was utilized throughout Taal Volcano’s current exercise.

The convention, titled “Copernicus – a strategic partner for Earth Observation and sustainable development”, might be held Thursday on the Diamond Residencies Lodge in Makati.

“The conference will highlight prominent aspects for science, innovation and technology to support sustainable development and will discuss the many benefits of satellite remote sensing and space data management for disaster management, environmental protection, and climate change adaptation,” the EU Delegation to the Philippines mentioned in an announcement.

“It will also serve as a platform to enable agencies, organizations and multiple stakeholders in the Philippines to engage more closely with the European space sector,” it added.

Tthe European Union Delegation to the Philippines has been working very intently with the Division of Science and Expertise since early 2019 to develop a nationwide capability help program on Copernicus for the Philippines.

This potential new cooperation goals to handle the important thing goals of the Philippine authorities to develop and make the most of Earth Statement satellite tv for pc purposes to boost hazard administration and catastrophe mitigation methods and to additional strengthen the nation’s resilience to local weather change.

Copernicus is EU’s flagship area program, which screens and supplies important data on the Earth’s atmosphere and its many ecosystems from built-in area and ground-based airborne and seaborne-measured knowledge.

The European Fee’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) of the European Civil Safety and Humanitarian Support Operations (ECHO) had used Copernicus’ mapping system since 13 January to supply correct speedy and spatially express data on the hazards, publicity and vulnerability surrounding the actions of Taal Volcano.

By way of the Copernicus Programme, four maps–including first estimated product, reference delineation and grading maps–were produced.

The know-how was additionally tapped throughout Habagat flooding in 2012 and different typhoons that hit the nation like Yolanda (Haiyan in 2013), Landao (Koppu in 2015), Ompong (Mangkhut in 2018).

The data generated from the Copernicus Programme assist in strengthening the implementation of threat discount measures on the native degree.

Dr. Philippe Brunet, former EU Director for House Coverage, Copernicus Programme and Defence and now Principal Advisor to the European Fee Directorate for Cooperation and DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña will present keynote addresses from the European Fee and the federal government of the Philippines whereas Rafael de Bustamante, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the EU Delegation to the Philippines, will open the convention.

Inquirer requires help for the victims of Taal volcano eruption

Responding to appeals for assist, the Inquirer is extending its reduction to the households affected by the current eruption of Taal volcano.

Money donations could also be deposited within the Inquirer Basis Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Present Account No: 007960018860.

Inquiries could also be addressed and emailed to Inquirer’s Company Affairs workplace via [email protected]

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