Philippines to buy ground radars for accurate geohazard mapping

Philippines to buy ground radars for accurate geohazard mapping

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Philippines: The Mines and Geosciences Bureau of Philippines is planning to buy 15 ground-penetrating radars next year to help map areas prone to flooding and landslides.”The purchase is included in the agency”s proposed budget for 2014 and the new radars will be used to produce a 1:10,000 geohazard map,” said Leo Jasareno, bureau director. The portable radars, which cost around P 6 million (approx $1,37,316) each, which will help engineers see underground, are part of the mapping project. The bureau will also map coastal areas prone to erosion to define no-build zones.

Source: GMA network