Friday, March 2, 2018

PHIVOLCS progressing with SAMBRO implementation

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) is mandated with the detection and alerting of earthquake, tsunami, volcanic, and landslide hazard events in the Philippines. Currently they are engaged with the Mayon volcano. Earthquakes are quite frequent, being surrounded by multiple trenches and sitting in the pacific ring of fire.

The CAP-on-a-Map project had involved PHIVOLCS in the capacity building and implementation exercises. However, there were delays in securing the required IT resources to operationalize SAMBRO. We are now working in developing and testing the CAP message templates. The aim is go-live by the second quarter of this year.