PhilGEOS 2012

Philippine Geomatics: practice, applications and accomplishments

Dr. Enrico C. Paringit

Associate Professor

Department of Geodetic Engineering, College of Engineering

University of the Philippines

Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila, The Philippines

Topic:  Entering a New Era of Remote Sensing in the Philippines: Perspectives, Prospects and Challenges

About Dr. Paringit:

Dr. Enrico C. Paringit is Associate Professor in the Department of Geodetic Engineering, UP Diliman. He received his Doctor of Engineering degree from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2003, and his MS degree in Remote Sensing (1999) and BS degree in Geodetic Engineering (1997), both from UP Diliman. His research interests include satellite-based positioning systems, remote sensing, biophysical modeling applications and environmental optics to coastal zone and watershed monitoring and modeling.

Presently, Dr. Paringit heads a Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-funded project LIGTAS^3LiDAR Integration for Geo-environmental Assessment for Safety, Security and Sustainability  (formerly DREAM – Disaster Risk Exposure Assessment Mitigation) which aims to acquire spatial data or geographic information of 18 major river basins of the Philippines which is at least one third of the country’s total land area using Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology.  The data acquired will be used to develop flood hazard models that would produce detailed and updated flood hazard maps for critical river systems.