PIA News Service - Monday, July 15, 2013

DOST to launch project Moses

By Johny S. Natad

BUTUAN CITY, July 15 (PIA) - - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will launch project Mobile Operational System for Emergency (Moses) which complements the operation of the project NOAH or Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazard.

The department will pilot test Moses which will be done on the onset of the National Science and Technology week celebration on July 22 said
DOST-Caraga Regional Director Dominga Mallonga during the recently held Regional Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction Management.

Moses uses mobile tablet computers designed by DOST for hazard monitoring and evacuation assistance. One thousand units of Moses tablets are ready for distribution to identified pilot areas for testing. The tablet computers will be used for fast transmission of disaster alerts or warnings. The device will provide localities with key information when a calamity strikes.

Mallonga said the Moses tablets has eight inches mobile tablet size with dual Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) and equipped with radio utilities. The tablet cost of P20,000 per unit. It gathers data like temperature, moisture, and other vital information directly accessible from Doppler radar, water level sensors, and water gauges. The project aims to boost the full implementation of the project NOAH.


“Project Moses tablet is purposely designed to help local DRRMC in making decisions concerning the impending disaster, whether to declare suspension of works or classes in schools or to take evacuation actions in their areas of concern,” Mallonga added. (FEA/PIA-Caraga)