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by: Ms. Camille Grace M. Dumala-og
The Department of Science and Technology- National Capital Region and telecommunications giant Smart Communications have teamed up for the implementation of the Program NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards), which would help reduce climate risks, environmental hazards and promote disaster prevention in Metro Manila.
DOST-NCR and Smart Communications signed the Memorandum of Agreement last February 16, 2015 at One Pacific Place, Makati City. Under this partnership, Smart Communications will host the installation and operation of six (6) units of Automated Rain Gauge (ARG) equipment within the company’s facilities. Smart will also provide the cellular network support system in the operation of weather monitoring equipment and the transmission of real time weather data prevailing in cities and municipalities.