LIPI – KOREA Collaboration Introduces Innovation on Rainfall Observation Using Dual Polarization Technology

April 3, 2018

Indonesia and Korea encounter similar problems when it comes to dealing with the risk of climate change which also implements in the change of rain pattern. The consequences of heavy rainfall can be the occurrence of erosion, landslides (mainly at slopes and hills) and flood. Conventional method by using rain gauge has disadvantages chiefly when measuring spatial distribution of the rainfall is accurately needed. In addition, conventional rain gauge has limited capability to observe the rainfall due its small size. Spatial distribution of rainfall is important to provide a more accurate forecast of the risk of flood and erosion.

A Korean team consisting of multi institutions (KICT (Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology), JCOMS Co. Ltd., SELAB, Kyungpook National University and Chonnam National University) visits Indonesia to have bi-national seminar (Korea and Indonesia) and to test out the performance of EWRG (Electromagnetic Wave Rain Gauge). This device is used for rainfall observation using dual polarization technology. The seminar was carried out at Research Center for Limnology LIPI in the last week of March 2018. The representatives from Korea (Dr. Sanghoon Lim, Dr. Jungho Choi, Prof. Gyuwon Lee, Dr. Chanjoo Lee, Hoon Choi, M.Ed), Dr. Iwan Ridwansyah (RC Limnology LIPI) and Dr. Indra Gustari (BMKG) presented the research development on rainfall observations in Korea and Indonesia, respectively.

For nearly two weeks (the end of March until the beginning of April), the Korean team has been doing performance tests of EWRG at Bukit Paralayang (Paragliding site), Cisarua. This field activity is supported by Research Center for Limnology LIPI which delegates two representatives Dr. Luki Subehi and Miratul Maghfiroh, M.Sc. as field coordinators.

Director of Research Center for Limnology, Dr. Fauzan Ali, cordially welcomes the Korean team and hopes that this activity will lead to a joint research that benefits between two countries. In regard to this, Dr. Won Kim (project Director from KICT) appreciates all individuals and LIPI for its support during the activities. This collaboration is supposed to be carried on in the coming years.

 

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Visiting Technical Service Unit of Maninjau at Agam Regency

October 1, 2017

From September 10 – 13, 2017, Researchers from Research Centre for Limnology-LIPI, University of Tsukuba and Ibaraki Kasumigaura Environmental Science Centre visited Lake Maninjau and Technical Service Unit of Maninjau at Agam regency.

On September 11 – 12, 2017, we conducted water sampling and spektro radiometer measurement at both lakes (Lake Maninjau and Lake Singkarak)

September 13, 2017, we have a meeting with stakeholder, the people surround Lake Maninjau and local government) at Wali Nagari Tanjung Sani.

Prof. Fukushima from Ibaraki Kasumigaura Environmental Science Centre (IKESC) shared his experience and his institute for protection and conservation at Lake Kasumigaura. At the end of the meeting, we conducted restocking fishes (Bada) in Lake Maninjau.

 


Kegiatan “Visiting Research” untuk Kerja Sama Penelitian dengan Pihak Jepang

June 2, 2017

Pada tanggal 30 Januari – 28 Februari 2017, penulis bersama Dr. Iwan Ridwansyah mengikuti program JSPS – LIPI selama sebulan di University of Tsukuba, Japan.  Kegiatan JSPS – LIPI merupakan tahun anggaran kedua dari tiga tahun rencana proyek kerja sama dalam bidang monitoring kualitas air danau dengan teknologi remote sensing.

Ada 3 kegiatan yang dilakukan dalam “visiting research” ini selama 1 bulan oleh penulis dan Dr. Iwan Ridwansyah, yakni :

  1. Kegiatan JSPS-LIPI yang dilakukan di University of Tsukuba
  2. Kunjungan ke ILEC dan Lake Biwa sebagai kelanjutan dari kerja sama penyelenggaraan WLC 2016 di Bali.
  3. Kunjungan ke CSEAS – Kyoto University sebagai tindak lanjut dari Mou antara Puslit Limnologi dan CSEAS, Kyoto University.

 

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Bersama tim peneliti dari University of Tsukuba dalam kegiatan JSPS – LIPI

Kunjungan ke ILEC dan Danau Biwa

Diskusi potensi kerja sama antara Puslit Limnologi LIPI – CSEAS Kyoto University


Myanmar Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation Workshop

December 25, 2016

The first International Workshop on Myanmar Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation (2016) held in Department Zoology, University of Yangon on December 12 – 13, 2016.  Main sponsor of this workshop is Norwegian Environmental Agency (NEA), Norwegian Embassy of Yangon

The detail agenda as below: workshop-schedule

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Letter of Intent (LOI)

August 21, 2016

On August 16, 2016 at Research Centre for Limnology – LIPI, Cibinong, the document of Letter of Intent (LOI) between Research Centre for Limnologi LIPI and Diponegoro University (UNDIP) – Faculty Science and Mathematics, has been signed by two sides of each intitution.

The cooperation will be focused on Paleo-Limnology in Indonesian inland water (several lakes in Indonesia).  Prof. Dr. Widowati (Dean of Faculty Science and Mathematics – UNDIP) and Dr. Fauzan Ali (Director of Research Centre for Limnology – LIPI) support this collaboration on the paleolimnology study in order to answer the challenge of Indonesian inland water problems in the future.

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Visiting and discussion at USM – Malaysia for ASEAN Collaboration

January 3, 2016

With Bureau of Cooperation, Legal and Public Relation – LIPI, we had visited Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Faculty of Biology on December 20 – 22, 2015.

We hope that this is an initial for strengthen collaboration in ASEAN, especially for freshwater biodiversity and aquatic ecosystem.  Next, we will try to make an effort for our activities on our freshwater projects.

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Discussion at Institute Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Surabaya

April 26, 2015

Discussion has been conducted at Institute Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember on April 23, 2015.  The discussion to find the collaboration potential between Research Center for Limnology – LIPI and Geomatics Engineering – ITS.
The main topics in discussion: Coastal management and Inland Water monitoring.

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