The CSU Phil-LiDAR 1 project, also called “Flood Hazard Mapping of the Philippines Using LiDAR: Caraga Region”, is one of several projects under the “Phil-LiDAR-1. Hazard Mapping of the Philippines using LiDAR” program funded by the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development – Department of Science and Technology (PCIEERD-DOST). Projects under this program are being implemented nationwide by several state universities and colleges (SUCs) and higher education institutions (HEIs) for 3 years starting 2014.
An extension of the UP DREAM program, Phil-LIDAR 1′s purpose is for SUCs/HEIs to undertake researches on the utilization of LiDAR technology to generate flood hazard maps of their assigned project areas.
CSU Phil-LiDAR 1 in particular will generate flood hazard maps of the river basins and watershed of Caraga Region (except the Agusan River Basin which has been covered by the UP DREAM program).
For its Year 1 implementation, Phil-LiDAR 1 will focus on three major river basins in Caraga Region (Region 13), Mindanao, Philippines with a total drainage area of 2,811 square kilometers:
- Cabadbaran River Basin, Agusan del Norte (215 km2)
- Mainit-Tubay (including Asiga) River Basin, Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte (1,241 km2)
- Tago River Basin, Surigao del Sur (1,355 km2)