By Roy Mabasa
Filipino scientists were given recognition during a recent international scientific gathering in Moscow for two research papers on the use of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology to map river basins in Cavite, Batangas and Rizal during heavy rainfall periods to aid in the disaster and risk reduction and response of local government units in these areas.
Engr. Francis Aldrine A. Uy, Ph.D., Dean of Civil, Environmental and Geological Engineering at the Mapua Institute of Technology and Fibor J. Tan, chief science research specialist at the Mapua-DOST Phil-LiDAR1 project were given a “Best Presenter Award” which were delivered at the International Congress of Scientists 2017 (ICS 2017) organized by the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN) and the IPN Education Group.
The RUDN is one of the leading state higher educational institutions of Russia while the IPN Education Group is an international association dedicated to promote international education and university cooperation in business, art, social science, management, education, science, technology, engineering and other related fields.