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Innovation on Disaster and Risk Management: A Look at SIBOL by DOST

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With the recent record-breaking heat wave experienced in Canada and the worst flooding in Western Europe not seen since decades, the topic of climate change is another issue that we must collectively address while we grapple with this pandemic.

In 2019, I wrote about Impact and Frontier technologies playing a key-role in the societal development and disaster preparedness in the 2020s decade. Fast forward today, not only that we are using technology to fight and regain normalcy against the pandemic, but we are using complex technological ecosystems of sensors, data gathering, analytics, visualization and scenario predictive models to mitigate the effects of climate change’s catastrophic effect to our economy and human lives.

The Philippines, as a tropical country, have seen its share of storms and typhoons, and yet, the intensity of these naturally occurring phenomena and its increasing toll on human lives, livelihood and the economy cannot be set aside despite the ongoing pandemic. In addressing climate change with technology, The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) unveiled on Thursday, July 15, the 12 new “game-changing” technological innovations that seek to help boost the country’s disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation efforts.

The 12 disaster mitigation technologies were presented during the “Science and Innovation Budding Opportunities for Leverage (SIBOL) 2021” on Thursday at the said webinar.

Spear heading the effort in disaster preparedness and management on Philippine climate that are attributed to the weather, the five projects are implemented by the DOST-Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). These projects are:

  • Development of Prediction and Warning System on Sub-Seasonal Scale of Extreme Events Associated with Monsoon in the Philippines (MonsoonPH)
  • Development of high-resolution observation-based gridded sub-daily climate data for the Philippines (ClimGridPH)
  • Enhancement of Typhoon and Tropical Cyclone (TC)-Related Monsoon Surge Monitoring and Forecasting, and Wave Observation and Modeling
  • RADAR and Disdrometer Data Application and High-Resolution QPF for Complex Terrain
  • Sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) prediction of climate extremes

The above projects are dedicated to bolstering the disaster preparedness of the country against the stormy season which brings torrential monsoon rain, typhoons and hurricanes. It aims to improve the monitoring, assessment, coordination and actions in place by the local government in events such as hurricanes. The project will also focus on improving the efforts against the rising sea levels that are encroaching nearer and nearer in the country’s coastal regions.

The University of the Philippines – National Institute of Geological Sciences (UP-NIGS) also served as key implementing arm of the issued DOST-PCIEERD funded projects on Disaster Risk Reduction (DDR) application sector, these projects include disaster preparedness on possible earthquakes attributed to the west valley fault line and the Philippine tectonic plate:

  • Marine and onshore geophysical investigations of the Manila subduction zone, Evolution of the Luzon Arc: From igneous to sedimentary processes, Tectonic consequences of subduction in Northern Luzon
  • These include: Marine and onshore geophysical investigations of the Manila subduction zone, Evolution of the Luzon Arc: From igneous to sedimentary processes, Tectonic consequences of subduction in Northern Luzon

The Department of Environment and Natural Resource-Mines and Geosciences Bureau (DENR-MGB) will be implementing two projects:

  • Influence of surface and subsurface processes in karst degradation and its impacts on sustainable tourism and Integrated Characterization, Quantitative Assessment, and Statistical Modelling for geologic hazards in Karst landscapes in the Philippines
  • Input to Management Plans for sustainable tourism— are implemented by 

The two other projects that were named were the following:

  • Landslide Investigations for Geohazards Preparedness and Timely Advisories in the Philippines (LIGTAS) with the University of the Philippines Los Baños – College of Forestry and Natural Resources as its implementing arm
  • Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) with Passively Rotating Spherical Shell for Close-proximity Inspection of Infrastructure which is spearheaded by Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology

The first project focuses on the deadly effect of landslides against settlers in the provincial, rural and mountainous regions in the Philippines. The second project utilizes unmanned apparatus such as drones and robotics to inspect the integrity of existing infrastructures such as buildings, bridges and others.

Over the years, it can be noted that the DOST has consistently allocated funding that is dedicated to disaster risk reduction and climate change, amounting to almost PHP5 billion for over 226 projects.

The innovative projects unveiled at the Science and Innovation Budding Opportunities for Leverage (SIBOL) is a significant step in improving the country’s response to the volatile effect of climate change. In addressing these phenomena, the scientific method ensues ongoing observation, measurement, rational insights guided by data and to present these data for the regional and national government to make informed decisions that will affect policy-making for the years to come.

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Supra Partners #25 — SupraOracles partners with Web 3.0 powerhouse reBaked

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SupraOracles is delighted to partner with reBaked on a variety of projects in the NFT, metaverse, and DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) space. reBaked is a crowd building DAO platform that grows Web 3.0 ecosystems and finds innovative solutions to DeFi’s most pressing challenges.

SupraOracles will supply real-time data feeds for reBakeds Playshare, an exciting play-to-earn platform that encourages creativity and community gameplay. SupraOracles’ oracle services also track off-chain voting data and distribute it on the blockchain, allowing DAOs to execute decisions transparently — a solution that will be used for reBaked BUILD. Other reBaked-SupraOracles collaborations include cross-chain bridges for NFTs in the metaverse, fast-paced hackathons using reBaked’s CrowdHack, and other stealth-mode projects.

Nikolaos Kostopoulos, Co-Founder of reBaked, commented: “We are excited to work closely with the SupraOracles team, which is undoubtedly one of the strongest technical teams we have worked with. This is verifiable by the number of grants they have received from leading blockchains and tech organisations such as NEAR, Arweave, Digital Ocean, Polygon, Tezos, Dfinity, Zilliqa, and more. SupraOracles team will play an integral role in bringing to life promising projects such as reBaked BUILD, Pioneers, and PlayShare which are DAPPs and Governance Protocols with case studies that involve external data.”

Joshua D. Tobkin, CEO and Co-founder of SupraOracles, commented: “reBaked’s impact in the Web 3.0 ecosystem is admirable, to say the least. We are proud to be working with them on such a diverse range of projects! SurpaOracles is looking forward to a long-term and symbiotic partnership with reBaked.”

About SupraOracles

SupraOracles strives to bridge the gap between traditional capital markets and the Web3.0 ecosystem. Our vision and driving mission is to empower the developer community with a novel oracle toolset so that they may conveniently create, deploy, and manage data applications with superior performance, robustness, and agility.

Our project is supported by seasoned professionals with experience in the architecture of consensus mechanisms, randomness research, real-time data services, investment banking, digital securities, traditional stock exchanges, big data, doctoral academia, big 4 consulting, blockchain/DLT, and DeFi.

Together with our developer community and growing list of partners, SupraOracles aims to solve the oracle dilemma and ultimately, power the future of finance.

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About reBaked

reBaked is building a set of governance, management, and operations tools for DAOs and Web 3.0 ecosystems to better distribute and manage their treasuries- by focusing on value creation.

Our projects across different niche markets help networks to align incentives with contributors- safeguarding the long-term success, and financial well-being of blockchain ecosystems. Tools are designed to offer collaboration tools, growth mechanisms, and governance infrastructure to help projects achieve shared goals

Our protocol allows Web 3.0 Projects to get enhanced deliverables faster, build stronger community bonds, decentralize faster, and achieve a better return of value to the stakeholders.

Our native token $BAKED is backed by ecosystem treasuries accumulated by incubated projects, which are actively managed by the RBKD DAO.

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China asks McDonald’s to Expand Digital Yuan Use Across Outlets, Here’s Why

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China is now looking for an aggressive digital yuan push right before the winter olympics. The national soverign digital currency whose development was completed in 2019 is currently being widely tested across various provinces in China before the official launch. The latest report from Financial Times noted that the Chinese government has asked fast-food giant McDonald’s to expand digital yuan use across its chain.

Digital yuan is currently being accepted as payment across 270 outlets across China, however, the report suggests the Chinese authorities want the fast-food outlet to increase digital yuan acceptance along with the likes of other retail giants such as VISA and Nike. One of the spokespeople for McDonald’s in China said,

 “Shanghai is our pilot city and we will learn from customers’ response.”

Is China Planning Official Digital Yuan Launch by Winter Olympics

China is currently at the forefront 0f CBDC development compared against nearly 180 other countries working towards their own soverign digital currency. The reason for its advancement in the field could be attributed to an early start. China ordered the development of the digital yuan back in 2014 and it was finally completed after five years. While speculations about a possible official launch have been rife since the last quarter of 2019, the latest push before the Winter Olympics indicates a possible launch before the games.

A majority of the other nations working towards their CBDC are years behind, but most recently France tested the use of CBDC in government bond settlements and carried out nearly 500 operations during the trial. South Korea and Russia have stated that the pilot programs for their CBDC would begin by early 2022, while the United States is still in the pre-development phase.

Many believe the most recent crackdown and crypto ban imposed by the Chinese Central Bank was done keeping the launch of the digital yuan in mind. Given the governance in China, the government doesn’t recognize any private digital assets as a form of currency or exchange.

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Zeronauts Assessment Platform Goes Live in Q4 2021

Wil, Switzerland, Oct 20, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Recently, Zeronauts has launched the beta tester program for their crypto assessment platform. The official platform will go live at the end of Q4/2021.

Zeronauts is the first crypto review platform from the crypto community for the community with a focus on sustainability. The Swiss crypto project Zeronauts emerges as a leader and pioneer in creating a more sustainable crypto market. Based on the crypto token ZNS, it pursues the vision of bringing ecological and social responsibility to crypto.

The challenge of an unsustainable crypto market

The team behind Zeronauts has recognized the issue that the concept of sustainability has been strongly neglected in crypto. The crypto market is known for fraud, pump and dump schemes and the high energy consumption of Bitcoin. 98% of cryptos that were created during the crypto bubble between 2016 and 2018 do not exist anymore. Most projects were scams or colossal failures. Unfortunately, the negative image of crypto also hits long-term valuable crypto projects that have found a way to use the Blockchain technology in a meaningful way.

In this market circle, it is about time that investors can easily differentiate between long-term promising or in other words sustainable crypto tokens and unsustainable ones.

How Zeronauts transforms the crypto industry

This is where Zeronauts enters the game. Zeronauts builds a community-based rating platform for cryptos. Different to other rating platforms, Zeronauts uses scientific methodologies that consider economic, social and ecological factors to rate cryptos. There is a clear focus on assessing the long-term success of crypto tokens. To scale the Zeronauts rating platform quickly, it uses a unique approach to involve the whole crypto community to write assessments. ZNS transaction fees are used to reward community members for their service of writing crypto ratings. As Zeronauts grows, this can become extremely lucrative for token auditors. All assessments are reviewed by the Zeronauts team before they are uploaded to the assessment platform to guarantee a high-quality standard. With this approach, Zeronauts aims to become the largest crypto rating platform in a short time period.

Zeronauts searches beta testers for their assessment platform. Interested crypto community members can register for the “Become a Zeronaut” program: Become a Zeronaut – Zeronauts. The assessment platform goes live in Q4/2021.

The Zeronauts labels – a unique and meaningful NFT use case

Based on the rating platform, Zeronauts introduces sustainability NFT labels to the crypto market. This allow investors to identify very easily sustainable crypto tokens. They do not waste time and money on one of the many existing scams.

Crypto projects can request an audit of their token for a fee. When their token meets the Zeronauts sustainability standards, they earn a Zeronauts NFT label.

Zeronauts implements a label tier system with bronze, silver, gold and a diamond labels. As the labels are NFTs, they are stored on a blockchain, where everyone can verify the label authenticity.

Part of the audit fee is directly reinvested into the ZNS token. That means, the more assessments are written, the higher the ZNS price will be. This makes the ZNS token also extremely interesting for investors.

Zeronauts NFT label tier system with bronze, silver, gold and diamond labels

Zeronauts mission to become the central authority for a sustainable crypto movement

Sustainability is a clear trend in the crypto market and will become much more important in the future. Especially with stronger regulations, there is a high need for differentiating between sustainable and non-sustainable crypto tokens.

Building a fast growing and highly active assessment platform is the first important milestone for the Zeronauts project. The project team has a clear vision that even the largest crypto tokens will strive for a Zeronauts label to proudly show their efforts in building a sustainable token.

Yet, the Zeronauts project will not stop there. Long-term goals include building the Zeronauts DEX, a decentralized and sustainable exchange platform as well as a learning platform with focus on sustainability.

About Zeronauts

The work done by Zeronauts is one of a kind. The team behind Zeronauts are Swiss blockchain enthusiasts who share the passion for the crypto universe. Driven for something bigger than themselves, with great commitment, revolutionary thinking and team spirit, they are up to revolutionize the crypto space and make it much more sustainable. The company incorporation will take place at the beginning of next year.

Social Links
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zeronauts_io
Instagram: https://instagram.com/zeronauts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zeronauts_io
Telegram: https://t.me/Zeronauts

Media Contacts
Company: Zeronauts
Contact: Simon Nef, Director of Partnership
Email: info@zeronauts.io
Website: https://zeronauts.io



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Wil, Switzerland, Oct 20, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Recently, Zeronauts has launched the beta tester program for their crypto assessment platform. The official platform will go live at the end of Q4/2021.

Zeronauts is the first crypto review platform from the crypto community for the community with a focus on sustainability. The Swiss crypto project Zeronauts emerges as a leader and pioneer in creating a more sustainable crypto market. Based on the crypto token ZNS, it pursues the vision of bringing ecological and social responsibility to crypto.

The challenge of an unsustainable crypto market

The team behind Zeronauts has recognized the issue that the concept of sustainability has been strongly neglected in crypto. The crypto market is known for fraud, pump and dump schemes and the high energy consumption of Bitcoin. 98% of cryptos that were created during the crypto bubble between 2016 and 2018 do not exist anymore. Most projects were scams or colossal failures. Unfortunately, the negative image of crypto also hits long-term valuable crypto projects that have found a way to use the Blockchain technology in a meaningful way.

In this market circle, it is about time that investors can easily differentiate between long-term promising or in other words sustainable crypto tokens and unsustainable ones.

How Zeronauts transforms the crypto industry

This is where Zeronauts enters the game. Zeronauts builds a community-based rating platform for cryptos. Different to other rating platforms, Zeronauts uses scientific methodologies that consider economic, social and ecological factors to rate cryptos. There is a clear focus on assessing the long-term success of crypto tokens. To scale the Zeronauts rating platform quickly, it uses a unique approach to involve the whole crypto community to write assessments. ZNS transaction fees are used to reward community members for their service of writing crypto ratings. As Zeronauts grows, this can become extremely lucrative for token auditors. All assessments are reviewed by the Zeronauts team before they are uploaded to the assessment platform to guarantee a high-quality standard. With this approach, Zeronauts aims to become the largest crypto rating platform in a short time period.

Zeronauts searches beta testers for their assessment platform. Interested crypto community members can register for the “Become a Zeronaut” program: Become a Zeronaut – Zeronauts. The assessment platform goes live in Q4/2021.

The Zeronauts labels – a unique and meaningful NFT use case

Based on the rating platform, Zeronauts introduces sustainability NFT labels to the crypto market. This allow investors to identify very easily sustainable crypto tokens. They do not waste time and money on one of the many existing scams.

Crypto projects can request an audit of their token for a fee. When their token meets the Zeronauts sustainability standards, they earn a Zeronauts NFT label.

Zeronauts implements a label tier system with bronze, silver, gold and a diamond labels. As the labels are NFTs, they are stored on a blockchain, where everyone can verify the label authenticity.

Part of the audit fee is directly reinvested into the ZNS token. That means, the more assessments are written, the higher the ZNS price will be. This makes the ZNS token also extremely interesting for investors.

Zeronauts NFT label tier system with bronze, silver, gold and diamond labels

Zeronauts mission to become the central authority for a sustainable crypto movement

Sustainability is a clear trend in the crypto market and will become much more important in the future. Especially with stronger regulations, there is a high need for differentiating between sustainable and non-sustainable crypto tokens.

Building a fast growing and highly active assessment platform is the first important milestone for the Zeronauts project. The project team has a clear vision that even the largest crypto tokens will strive for a Zeronauts label to proudly show their efforts in building a sustainable token.

Yet, the Zeronauts project will not stop there. Long-term goals include building the Zeronauts DEX, a decentralized and sustainable exchange platform as well as a learning platform with focus on sustainability.

About Zeronauts

The work done by Zeronauts is one of a kind. The team behind Zeronauts are Swiss blockchain enthusiasts who share the passion for the crypto universe. Driven for something bigger than themselves, with great commitment, revolutionary thinking and team spirit, they are up to revolutionize the crypto space and make it much more sustainable. The company incorporation will take place at the beginning of next year.

Social Links
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zeronauts_io
Instagram: https://instagram.com/zeronauts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zeronauts_io
Telegram: https://t.me/Zeronauts

Media Contacts
Company: Zeronauts
Contact: Simon Nef, Director of Partnership
Email: info@zeronauts.io
Website: https://zeronauts.io


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