HS Hydrological Sciences
The 2016 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Joy Santiago for the poster/PICO entitled:
Development of Storm Surge Hazard Maps and Advisory System for the Philippines (Santiago, J.; Lagmay, A. M. F.; Malano, V.; Caro, C. V.; Suarez, J. K.; Tablazon, J.; Dasallas, L.; Goting, P. G.)
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Ms. Santiago is a licensed environmental planner specializing in hazard and disaster management and land use planning. She finished her Bachelor of Science in Geography at the University of the Philippines Diliman and is currently completing her thesis for Masters of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning at the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the same university. She has served as Chief Science Research Specialist for the Storm Surge Component of Project NOAH in the past 2 years and efficiently map storm surge hazard of the entire country and developed storm surge advisory for early earning. Project NOAH is Department of Science and Technology’s flagship program for the Philippine government’s public information services in disaster prevention and mitigation. Established in 2012, it has advanced disaster science research and development in the country and has undertaken numerous studies on the use of cutting edge technologies. Project NOAH provides timely, readily accessible, accurate, and understandable information that benchmark disaster risk reduction management (DRRM) and other planning procedures, especially in enabling local authorities to make informed decisions on evacuation and urban development. She also led the team to publish NOAH Open File Reports, a compilation of studies from post calamity assessment, mapping, and development of early warning system for risk reduction, and several international publications. She has comprehensive knowledge in Geographic Information System (GIS), flood hazard modeling and assessment, storm surge modeling, multi-hazard vulnerability and risk analysis, comprehensive land use planning, ecological profiling and environmental impact assessment. She is an experienced researcher with outstanding organizational skills and has the ability to communicate scientific and geographic information that can be best understood both by technical and non-technical people.