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BRIN PRKSDLPD Visit Cirebon Center:

BRIN-Pusat Riset Konservasi Sumber Daya Laut dan Perairan Darat (PRKSDLPD) Visited MTCRC Facilities and Discussed the Future Collaboration

7 February 2024

BRIN Research Center for Conservation of Marine and Inland Water Resources/Pusat Riset Konservasi Sumber Daya Laut dan Perairan Darat (PRKSDLP) visited the MTCRC Cirebon Center. The head of BRIN PRKSDLPD - Dr. Arif Wibowo and his team aim to see all equipment and laboratories provided in the Cirebon Center.

MTCRC researchers explained about the activities and facilities at the MTCRC office, and both discussed the future research collaboration. BRIN is enthusiastic about the MTCRC facilities and collaboration. MTCRC Director - Mrs. Ivonne Radjawane P.hD. and Dr. Arif Wibowo exchanged ideas for future collaboration schemes.

MTCRC Director Participated in ICO 2024:

International Conference on Oceanography by Bangladesh Ocean Research Institute

22-26 January 2024

MTCRC organized a 5-day intensive training on 'Mapping Coastal Areas using VTOL Fixed Wing Drones.' The event, held from January 22-26, 2024, aimed at advancing expertise in coastal mapping. Six trainers from DaeYoung Drone M&S Korea, along with three MTCRC researchers, led the sessions. Twenty-five participants from government institutions such as CMMAI, BPPSDMKP-KKP, BRIN, and universities including ITB, IPB, UGM, UNDIP, and UNUD underwent both theoretical and practical sessions on VTOL fixed-wing drone operations. The training covered topics such as aerodynamics, flight missions, and data processing.

Progress and Report Meeting:

MTCRC 2023 Achievement and 2023 Plans &  1st Steering Committee Capacity Building ODA Project

2 February 2024

Korea-Indonesia MTCRC held a meeting in the 2nd-floor meeting room of the CMMAI Building. The meeting was attended by representatives from CMMAI, BPPSDMKP, MoSS, MOF, and MoFA. The agenda included discussions on MTCRC's evaluation and ODA ICBC progress and plans.

Dr. Park Hansan, the Korean director of MTCRC, presented the achievements of MTCRC in 2023 and plans for 2024. With great appreciation for MTCRC's pivotal roles in maritime affairs, Mr. Firman Hidayat, Deputy Coordinating Minister for Maritime Resources, expressed hope that MTCRC can have a positive impact on larger parties.

Dr. Park also presented the progress report on ODA ICBC, followed by discussions. As a result, the meeting led to the discussion of Integrated capacity-building center name, 'Korea Indonesia Integrated Maritime Technology Education Center (KIMTEC),' and programs, including scholarships and special training courses. These initiatives will require further discussion with related institutions to address the technical aspects.

Special Training Course: 

Mapping Coastal Area using Vertical Take-Off Landing Fixed Wing Drone

22-26 January 2024

MTCRC organized a 5-day intensive training on 'Mapping Coastal Areas using VTOL Fixed Wing Drones.' The event, held from January 22-26, 2024, aimed at advancing expertise in coastal mapping. Six trainers from DaeYoung Drone M&S Korea, along with three MTCRC researchers, led the sessions. Twenty-five participants from government institutions such as CMMAI, BPPSDMKP-KKP, BRIN, and universities including ITB, IPB, UGM, UNDIP, and UNUD underwent both theoretical and practical sessions on VTOL fixed-wing drone operations. The training covered topics such as aerodynamics, flight missions, and data processing.

Capacity Building ODA Project Meeting:

Pukyong National University, ITB, UGM, UNDIP, IPB, CMMAI, and MTCRC

18 January 2024

Korea-Indonesia Marine Technology Cooperation Research Center (MTCRC) arranged a pivotal meeting, bringing together Pukyong National University (PKNU) with several esteemed universities in Indonesia. This meeting marks a significant milestone in the ongoing implementation of the ICBC ODA Project initiated last year.

Among the distinguished attendees were representatives from Indonesian universities such as UGM, IPB, ITB, and UNDIP. The collaboration between PKNU and MTCRC aims to foster a comprehensive discussion forum, facilitating the exchange of crucial information to the fisheries curriculum implemented across Indonesian universities

Educational Visit to Pelita Harapan School

Dive Deep in Ocean Research with Korea Indonesia MTCRC

17 January 2023

Dive into Ocean Research!

Korea-Indonesia MTCRC had an educational visit with 6th-grade students from Sekolah Pelita Harapan, Kemang Village. Our educational visit, led by Riam Badriana (MTCRC Researcher) covered by MTCRC's introduction, activities, general oceanography, and the Ocean Research Station. Filled with enthusiasm about MTCRC, The students presented their Ocean Research Station projects and looked forward to more future collaboration ahead.

Supporting ITB Students Field Survey 

Field Study and Measurement Entitled Estimation of Mangrove Carbon Stock

15-16 January 2023

Korea-Indonesia MTCRC supported ITB field study and measurement entitled Estimation of Mangrove Carbon Stock in Mundu Coast, Cirebon District. This activity was held for 2 days during 15-16 January 2024, with Oceanography ITB students accompanied by MTCRC Researchers and taking sediment samples.

The field study activities aim to know the condition of the community structure and environmental characteristics of mangrove forests and determine carbon stock estimation of live biomass (upper and lower) and mangrove sediment.

The Head Department of MTCRC received a prestigious award from the Korean Embassy

3 January 2024

Mr. JEON Chungkyun, Head of MTCRC's Training and Survey Department, received a prestigious Recognition Award from the Korean Ambassador.

This commendation from the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Indonesia celebrates his dedication to excellence and international collaboration alongside MTCRC. We look forward to more innovative ventures ahead.

The 4th Annual Meeting of MTCRC Advisory Board

19 December 2023

Korea-Indonesia MTCRC's 4th Annual Advisory Board Meeting! On Dec 19, 2023, we explore into dynamic discussions with our respected advisory board, focusing on achievements, innovative approaches, and future strategies for a sustainable MTCRC.

The meeting concluded with the presentation of an appreciation plaque to Dr. Safri Burhanuddin, Chairman of the Advisory Board, in recognition of his outstanding advisor.

Ehime University Lecturer Visit MTCRC Cirebon Center

19 December 2023

Today, on the 19th of December 2023, Professor Hirofumi Hinata, a lecturer at Ehime University, visited the MTCRC Cirebon Center as part of the Independent Campus Competition Program (PKKM) conducted by ITB.

MTCRC researchers provided explanations about the activities and facilities at the MTCRC office. In addition, Prof. Hirofumi shared information about his upcoming research collaboration with ITB.

Pre-Steering Committee Meeting of National Blue Agenda Actions Partnership (NBAAP)

15 December 2023

Korea-Indonesia MTCRC participated in the NBAAP Pre-Steering Committee Meeting held at JS Luwansa Hotel Jakarta. The meeting, which saw successful engagement from task force co-chairs and members, featured presentations by Bappenas and in-depth discussions on the 2024 plan for each task force.

The event marked the official launch of the NBAAP Website, where Korea-Indonesia MTCRC also took part in establishing this website. serving as the primary hub for NBAAP data and information, this website is expected to facilitate information more accessible.

Take a closer look at www.nbaap.id and explore the future of NBAAP!!

Workshop on Enhancement Capacity for Marine Survey and Laboratory Equipment


12 - 13 December 2023

On the 12 and 13 December 2023, Korea-Indonesia MTCRC, in collaboration with the Indonesian Society for Limnology (MLI) and ITB, organized the "Workshop on Enhancement Capacity for Marine Survey and Laboratory Equipment" at the MTCRC Cirebon Center. Hosted by ITB, the workshop saw 20 attendees from ITB participate.

This agenda aims to understand the methods usually used to measure seawater quality and its pollutants. Dr. Sulung Nomosatryo, M.Si., and Denalis Rohaningsih, M.T. experts from MLI, conducted informative classroom sessions. The two-day program included sampling sessions, classroom sessions, demonstrations, and hands-on practice for ICP-MS operation, Nutrient Autoanalyzer operation, and Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy operation.

NBAAP Blue Innovation Forum 2023

Collaboration in Developing Blue Innovation for Technological Independence and Strengthening Competitiveness

12 December 2023

Korea-Indonesia MTCRC participated in the NBAAP Blue Innovation Forum 2023 on December 12th, 2023, at Episode Hotel Gading Serpong, Tangerang. NBAAP Blue Innovation Forum provided a platform to develop and implement innovative technologies, methods, and practices to utilize, manage, and sustainably protect marine resources.

This event was opened by remarks from Dr. Vivi Yulaswati, Deputy for Maritime and Natural Resources (Bappenas), Mr. Rahmat Mulianda, Act. Director of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (Bappenas), and Mr. Andreas Hutahean, Act. Assistant Deputy Coordinating Minister for Competitiveness Enhancement for Marine and Fisheries Products (CMMAI).

Dr. PARK Hansan served as an invited speaker during the second session, which focused on Enhancing Human Resource Capacity and Reinforcing Collaboration in Blue Innovation. In his presentation, Dr. PARK elaborated on the collaboration between Korea and Indonesia in the maritime sector facilitated by MTCRC. Additionally, he highlighted various projects undertaken by MTCRC aimed at expediting advancements in marine science and technology within Indonesia.

Regular Survey Collaboration with ITB 

11 December 2023

Korea-Indonesia MTCRC Conducted a regular survey with ITB in the Cirebon Seawaters Area around Pelindo II port. This survey was attended by 4 undergraduate ITB students and supervised by ITB Lecturer Dr. Lamona I. Bernawis.

The ITB students learned about CTD measurement and ADCP current measurement accompanied by MTCRC Researchers. In this agenda, the students also collect field data for their thesis requirements utilizing their own equipment (Secchi disk).

International Seminar UNSRAT: 

"Sustaining Our Blue Planet: Blue Carbon Solutions for Climate Mitigation"

28 November 2023

Dr. PARK Hansan and Mrs. Ivonne Radjawane, Ph.D., Directors of Korea-Indonesia MTCRC, took center stage as invited speakers at the International Seminar on "Sustaining Our Blue Planet: Blue Carbon Solution for Climate Mitigation" held by the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Sam Ratulangi University, Manado. Dr. PARK presented the Science and Technology Cooperation on Blue Carbon with Korea and Indonesia, highlighting the current and future efforts of the MTCRC to support Indonesia's blue carbon research. Meanwhile, Mrs. Ivonne presented the Blue Carbon Study in the Cirebon Coastal Area, showcasing the meticulous multi-approach research conducted and/or supported by the MTCRC.