This project organized by Communicating Science and Technology Research and Development at the University of the Philippines (CoST UP), aims to promote science journalism and help enhance the science and technology writing skills of campus journalists. The one-day training will include lectures on the fundamentals of Science Journalism, critical issues, data visualization, and actual engagement with UP scientists and innovators. Workshop fellows will receive training kits, food, and certificates.
The UP Cebu team, employing LIDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, a remote sensing method using light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure variable distances to the Earth, was able to pinpoint the location of structures buried under the Naga City, Cebu landslide debris. It is one of the expertise of CENVI or the Central Visayas Center for Environmental Informatics of UP Cebu.