Researchers of DOST funded projects on Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology at Central Luzon State University thru the Institute for Climate Change and Environmental Management (ICCEM) participated in the 36th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing with the theme “Fostering Resilient Growth in Asia” at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Quezon City last October 19-23, 2015. ACRS was aimed to unite stakeholders around Asia to discuss about resilient ways in resolving environmental problems and disasters. The event was organized by Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS) headed by General Secretary Prof. Kohei Cho.
Engr. Nicasio C. Salvador of PHIL-LiDAR 1 talked about “Community Based Watershed Monitoring System for Biodiversity Conservation” while Engr. Guiller B. Damian of PHIL-LiDAR 2 tackled “Generation of Land Cover Classifying Map from LiDAR and Aerial Image Using Object Based and Flood Susceptibility Assessment of Agricultural Areas”. Two other papers were presented by the PHIL-LiDAR 1 reasearch team particularly about the “Geographic Information System Assisted Flood Hazard Mapping of Bucao and Santo Tomas Rivers” which was presented by Engr. Bennidict P. Pueyo and “Remote Sensing Application of the Geophysical Changes in the Coastlines and Rivers of Zambales, Philippines” which was discussed by Mr. Edmark P. Bulaong. The conference was attended by 926 participants from 10 countries in Asia.
The project leaders, Dr. Annie Melinda Paz-Alberto (PHIL-LiDAR 1) and Dr. Ronaldo T. Alberto, (PHIL-LiDAR 2) being co-authors of the various papers presented joined the CLSU PHIL-LiDAR team during the conference. Other member researchers of CLSU PHIL-LiDAR projects some of whom are co-authors of the papers participated also in the ACRS and they are as follows: Engr. Gloria N. Ramos, Melissa Joy M. Sison, Sean Russel R. Indon, Hanna Mae T. Carganilla, Jeremy Joel J. Barza, Eleazar V. Raneses Jr., Jose T. Gavino Jr., Christopher R. Genaro, Cenon Conrado C. Divina, Noah Z. Panuyas, Ariel R. Biagtan, Miguelito F. Isip, Engr. Klifford M. Orge, Mark Joseph C. Quinto, Romnick C. Tagaca, Arnel B. Celestino and Princess Joy C. Hernando.