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DOST launches MOSES Tablet for Project NOAH!

The much awaited scientific tool to mitigate, if not prevent, the negative impact of typhoons, floods, tsunamis and even volcanic eruptions and earthquakes called Monitoring and Operating System for Emergency Services (MOSES) tablet was finally launched in the opening day of the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) last Tuesday, July 23. More about the MOSES Tablet specs and features after the jump.

The 8-inch MOSES tablet is designed locally and assembled, specially customized to function in times of emergency or hazards, with its water-proof and shock-proof casing. It has a dual-SIM function, television and radio component, 5MP rear camera and a long-life battery that can last up to three days.

MOSES is a tablet is capable of receiving all disaster and weather-related mobile application in one device. It features the Project NOAH mobile app and Smart Info Board to monitor near-real time typhoons, probability of rain, and more weather forecasts from PAGASA. It also has the ARKO mobile app to monitor location-specific flood maps and Flood Net to directly report flooding in specific areas.

Further, MOSES also provides Doppler radar sensor data, water level sensor data and measurements culled from gauges strategically located in different high-risk areas. Also available in the tablet is a hazard map that is updated in real time.

With this device, local officials, down to the barangay level, can access for accurate decision-making eventually to prevent massive destruction and casualties.

This is the reason why the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) has come up with a tablet device. DOST also aims to provide the 42,028 barangays with this tablets. For the pilot test, 1,000 units are expected to be distributed to different barangays in Metro Manila.

More information about MOSES and Project NOAH are available during the National Science and Technology Week on July 23-27, 2013 at the SMX Convention  Centre, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

Source: DOST and Project NOAH Blog

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