Philippines [Projects]


This project aimed to reduce fish kill caused by oxygen deficiency in the Taal Lake in Batangas and succeeded in constructing a sensor network that measures and supervises the dissolved oxygen level, temperature and transparency of the water. The project also built a knowledge database that contributes to market growth and the training of young fisher folk.


APT J2: Open platform broadband farm to market ecosystem (2009) 

This project was conducted to explore the technologies and protocol needed with a view to design the implementation (on a pilot scale) of an open access broadband farm to market ecosystem. 


APT J3: A Broadband Farm to Market Ecosystem for Fisherfolk Communities (2010) 

This project is a continuation of the previous APT J2 programme and covered activities leading to the pilot deployment and development of a network of sensors, field servers, ICT telecenters and knowledge management systems aimed at enabling a fully functional research, social, economic and education ecosystem centered around the tilapia raising industry of a well-organised community of fisherfolks in the Seven Lakes of San Pablo City, Laguna, Philippines. 

Four sites were sampled, specifically: 

Site 1 is at the inlet where water comes into the Palacpaquen from Lake Calibato; 

Site 2 is at the pool beside the inlet, where there is relatively calm water; 

Site 3 is on the periphery of the lake in between the inlet and outlet; and 

Site 4 is at the lake outlet under the bridge. 


This project designed, built and constructed a sensor network that measured and monitored the dissolved oxygen level, temperature and transparency of the water. Eventually, once internet connection is established in the deployment site, the floating field server would be stationed anywhere in the lake to monitor the different lake parameters. As part of the lake monitoring, an unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with camera was also deployed for map stitching and surveying to make sure that the carrying capacity of the lake was maintained. 


 System configuration in Palapakin Lake

Furthermore, it also builds on a knowledge database that contributes to market growth and training the young fisherfolk. In the information system, the field server data are all displayed and often data (like pictures taken from the lake) can be added. Through the approach, the research team is able to demonstrate a lake management system. 


e-Disaster Risk Management 

In times of calamities, there is a need for immediate communication of information in order to minimize damage and loss of human life, and to provide evacuation updates and other vital information to those concerned. In response, DOST-ICTO and the Ateneo de Manila University spent a considerable time looking for various ways to address communication problems resulting from damaged communication networks caused by natural disasters. 


APT J2: Broadband wireless for disaster operations: resilient networks and reconfigurable information systems for rapidly deployable disaster response (2012) 

A broadband wireless network that was very resilient and could be rapidly deployed for quick end to end information flow from affected areas to the war rooms was envisaged for the project. The system had to be able to carry effective broadband content, prepare communities especially persons with disabilities (PWDs) during the critical pre-disaster planning and preparation periods, and for effective immediate response upon the onset of disasters and over the long term recovery effort.

There is a critical need for systems designs offering broadband access solutions to disaster risk management. assessment, rescue, medical treatment, survivor support system, resource allocation and long term recovery. 

The system configuration shows a system architecture which highlights the different components of an information network suitable for disaster risk reduction and management. In this architecture, War rooms are the disaster information sources and have the function of delivering such information to disaster sites and other sites. The disaster related information to the disaster sites includes timely critical information for evacuation and short searchable video of survivors.


 Future Wireless System for Pre-Disaster Preparation and Post Disaster Rescue and Recovery



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