Prof. Dr. Ir. Agus Sabdono, MSc, Dean of Fisheries and Marine Science Faculty, Diponegoro University, (Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia) will be representing this delegation of academics speaking about research related to food security and agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, and coastal disaster mitigation and rehabilitation.
Southeast Asia is a region prone to massive disasters, whether caused by natural phenomena or by environmental impact caused by human activity. All countries in Southeast Asia, except Laos, have coastlines which are at risk of disaster due to the region’s vulnerable geographical conditions to natural changes caused by earthquakes, storm surges and tsunamis. Coastal disaster not only have an impact on human life, but also on the country's sovereignty and its environment security. Rising sea levels and loss of coral reefs are one of the threats to the sovereignty of the state. This threat arises for the reason that the state is no longer able to maintain the existence of its territory as a result of coastline’s erosion, loss of marine resources, and changes in Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Multidisciplinary study can be an asset to resolve social problems caused by maritime disaster. This talk presents an overview of the mission and multidisciplinary research carried out the Center for Coastal Disaster Mitigation & Rehabilitation Studies (CoReM) at Diponegoro University in Indonesia. Indonesia as the largest archipelago country in Southeast Asia might be the right model to study maritime disasters for other countries in the region.
Prof. Dr. Ir. Ambariyanto, MSc, Vice Rector of Diponegoro University
Prof. Dr. Ir. Ambariyanto received his B.Sc. degree in 1986 at Diponegoro University (Semarang, Indonesia), Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Animal Husbandry. His M.Sc. degree was obtained from The University of Wales, Shellfish Fisheries and Culture, School of Ocean Sciences in 1990. At The University of Sydney, Marine Ecology Institute, School of Biological Sciences, he obtained his PhD in 1996 followed bypostdoctoral research until 1997. His career as lecturer in Marine Science Department, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia, began in 1988. In 2000-2003, he was the Secretary of Marine Science Department, Diponegoro University. In 2004-2012, he was promoted as Vice DeanIV (Development and Collaboration), Faculty of Fisheries and MarineScience, Diponegoro University. After that, he became the Head of Natural Product Laboratory, Integrated Laboratory in 2013-2014 and in 2014 he became the Head of Integrated Laboratory, Diponegoro University. From 2015 until now, his position is as Vice Rector for Research and Innovation, Diponegoro University. His area of interest is related to the coral ecology.
Prof. Dr. Ir. Agus Sabdono, MSc, Dean of Fisheries and Marine Science Faculty
Prof. Dr. Ir. Agus Sabdono obtained his Doctoral degree from the Department of Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta Indonesia in 2001. His M.Sc in Forest Genetics was obtained at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA in 1989. In 1984 he received aB.Sc in The Faculty of Agriculture, Christian University of Satya Wacana, Salatiga, Indonesia. His research interest is Marine Biotechnology especially related with coral disease and more recently novel bioactive compounds from bacteria associated with marine invertebrates. As a lecturer and researcher of Diponegoro University(UNDIP), he was promoted as Head of Center for Tropical Coastal and Marine Studies, Diponegoro University in 2001-2002, Head of Research Center for Tropical Marine Biotechnology, UNDIP in 2012-present and Head of Marine Bioresource Laboratory of Faculty, UNDIP, Indonesia in 2008-2015. Since 2015, he has been Dean of Fisheries and Marine Science Faculty, Diponegoro University, Indonesia.
Dr. Muhammad Helmi, SSi, MSi, Head of the Center for Coastal Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation
Muhammad Helmi is the head of the Center for Disaster Mitigation and Coastal Rehabilitation Studies (CoREM) that was promotedas Center of Excellence for Science and Technology (PUI) in Diponegoro University, Indonesia. He has more than 21 years’ experience in remote sensing and GIS (Geographic Information System) for various coastal disaster research in Indonesia such as coastal land subsidence, tidal flood, coastal erosion/abrasion and SLR impact on coastal urban, infrastructure and land use. In addition to hisresearch activities, he is a senior lecturer on coastal remote sensing and GIS in the Department of Oceanography, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Diponegoro University. Research and project collaboration has been conducted with local governments, ministries and institutions in Indonesia and foreign cooperation in the field of mitigation, rehabilitation and coastal development such as QUT Australia, TU Delft Netherland, IMACS USAID, Semarang-CPL World Bank, and Marine and Coastal Resources Management Project (MCRMP).
Dr.Sc. Anindya Wirasatriya, ST, MSi, MSc, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Oceanography, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science
Dr.Sc. Anindya Wirasatriya received his B.S. degree in Marine Science at Diponegoro University, Indonesia in 2000 and his M.Sc. and PhD degree in Geophysics (Satellite Oceanography) in The Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University Japan in 2011 and 2015 respectively. Since 2003, he has been working as lecturer at the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Diponegoro University, Indonesia. In 2016, he became the secretary of Center for Coastal Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation Studies, Diponegoro University. His area of interest is related to the application of remote sensing for detecting new features of mesoscale air-sea interaction phenomena.