The Minamata Convention on Mercury was adopted at the conference held in Kumamoto City and Minamata City in October 2013. The convention aims to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions/releases of mercury and mercury compounds and stipulates appropriate management and reduction of the emissions through the entire...
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In Waste Management
Municipal solid waste management (MSWM) is considered one of the serious environmental issues in the Philippines, with corresponding linkages to the climate change and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, methane (CH4) linked with indiscriminate dumping of municipal solid waste has received the much attention with regard to public health...
In Applied Geography
We use crowdsourced GIS data from OpenStreetMap to help automate the mapping of land cover in Landsat satellite imagery. The OpenStreetMap data had limited area coverage, but was useful for building a model which could classify land cover in the other areas.
We analyzed the change in vegetated and urban (impervious) area in the Silang-Santa Rosa sub-watershed of the Philippines to assess the implications related to flood risk. Our main findings were: -The impervious area of sub-watershed increased by 54% (from 3,239 ha. to 4,988 ha.). -The vegetated area decreased by 21% (from 8,509 ha. to 6,760 ha)....
In ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
We developed a method for mapping residential areas using freely available satellite imagery. The resultant residential area map can be used for risk assessment (e.g. to estimate the population living in a flood-prone area). Our method can be applied for flood risk assessment in other watersheds in the future.
This dataset can be used by researchers to test different land use/land cover mapping methods using crowdsourced geographic data and Landsat satellite imagery. The study area is the Laguna de Bay area of the Philippines, and the satellite data is from 2014-2015. This dataset will also be available on the "UCI Machine Learning Repository" (https:/...
The 18th Symposium on Environmental Remote Sensing (in Chiba City, Japan)
We developed a fast method for land cover mapping using satellite imagery and crowdsourced geographic data (land use polygon data). The method is less time- and labor-intensive than traditional land cover mapping methods because the crowdsourced data substitutes for training data collected the traditional way (through field survey or visual image...
Lake Laguna Development Authority Consultation Meeting (Manila, Philippines)
CO2 emissions from expected land use change were calculated using GIS techniques. ~500,000 tons CO2 emissions expected by 2025 under the BAU land use plan.
Économie verte. Rapport exploratoire – Sénégal