Dubbed as Expo Science 2013, the National Science and Technology Week opens Tuesday to run until Saturday (July 23-27) at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City to showcase the latest innovations, interventions and inventions of Filipino scientists, engineers and various works by the entire scientific community. This year, the event organized by the Department of Science and Technology(DOST) gives more attention to DOST’s solutions to the pressing needs of various sectors like agriculture, transportation, industry, services and climate change.
With the theme “Science, Technology and Innovation: The Road to a Smarter Philippines,” the annual NSTW 2013 gives emphasis on the role of science and technology in making a better future for Filipinos through its projects and services that spur socio-economic development.
To be showcased during the event are some of the DOST technologies that include the Advanced Materials Testing Laboratory or ADMATEL, a testing facility for the semiconductor industry; the Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) system aimed at providing alternative transportation in Metro Manila to ease traffic congestion; the Project NOAH and its components asa vital tool to address climate change; DOST’s Certified Seed Production program for improved agricultural productivity; and the other ICT-driven tools to make the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry more competitive.
The event opens on Tuesday highlighting DOST’s innovations on disaster preparedness and climate change, such as the MOSES or Mobile Operational System for Emergency Services, a locally designed computer tablet designed to receive real-time weather and flood information reports from DOST’s Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and Project NOAH. Said information will help local officials down to the barangay level make informed and accurate decisions to prevent massive destruction and casualties. For the pilot test, DOST will provide 1,000 units to different barangays in Metro Manila.
The opening day will also feature the ceremonial switching of Project NOAH’s 1,000 sensors expected to be installed within the year. The public will also be updated on DOSTv, a web channel that provides 24/7 information on the weather and other related matters. Further, there will also be a Disaster Summit in the afternoon to be participated in by local government unit officials.
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