The Development of Operational Oceanography Forecasting System

Joint Research Projects

  • Optical Satellite Validation Station Establishment and Application

  • Operational Oceanography Forecast System Development

  • Ocean Energy Development

  • Marine Debris Management

  • Mid-Long Term Plan

Optical Satellite

Operational Oceanography

Ocean Energy

Marine Debris

The Development of Operational Oceanography Forecasting System

    1. Analysis of the current status of Ocean Observation Network, ocean data sharing/network between governmental institutions and existence of operasional Numerical Model (Numerical Model in Operation)

    2. Survey and Analysis on the Current Status of Ocean Observatory Network Operating in Indonesia

    3. Analysis of the Demand of Major Agencies for Operational Oceanography Systems

    4. Development of an Ocean Current Model (Hydrodynamic Model) in Large domain of Indonesia

Develop Plans to Utilize Marine Satellites and to Build and Operate Val-calibration sites

    1. Survey of val-calibration site and joint review of equipment

    2. Analysis of the field of the Ocean Satellite data utilization and the necessary technology

    3. Preliminary survey for the val-calibration site of Indonesian sea

Ocean Energy Development

    1. Basic survey of the ocean energy abundance

    2. Reviewing candidate sites for ocean energy development by analyzing the possibility of developing ocean energy in Indonesia

Marine debris Management

    1. Study Literature on the Characteristics of Marine Waste Emission and Analysis of Previous Research

    2. Design of numerical model for the analysis of marine waste spreading and drift

    3. Basic survey of the actual sea area of major marine waste areas

Mid-Long Term Plan

    1. In-depth analysis of the status of the indonesia marine sector

    2. Analysis of Korea- Indonesia Marine Science and Technology Level and Research Capabilities

    3. Survey on the demand for Korea-Indonesia main cooperation areas

    4. Design of project list in the areas of main cooperation between Korea and Indonesia Marine Science and Technology

Kai Island Survey: Environment Parameters survey for the development of Seaweed Estate Program

In support of this program, MTCRC together with other institutions (Kemenko Marves, KKP through BPBPL-Ambon and DJPB, DKP Southeast Maluku and BRIN-Ambon) conducted a survey of environmental parameters and mapping the area to find out the latest data related to the location of potential seaweed cultivation area for supporting Southeast Maluku Regency as a Seaweed Estate location.

  • Date : 4th-9th November 2021

  • Location : Kai Kecil Island, South East Maluku

  1. Sathean Gulf

  2. Letfoean / Hoat soarbay Gulf

  3. Letman / Malingga Gulf

  4. Nai island and Hoa island waters

  • Agenda :

    1. Water quality monitoring using Valeport Midas CTD+

    2. Area Mapping using Drone and RTK GNSS

    3. Survey result presentation

  • Attendees :

    1. MTCRC

    2. CMMAI

    3. DJPB-KKP (Directorate General of Aquaculture)

    4. BRIN-Ambon (National Research and Innovation Agency)

    5. BPBL-Ambon (Ambon Marine Cultivation Fisheries Center)

    6. DKP-Maluku Tenggara (Marine and Fisheries Office)

    7. Maluku Tenggara Local Government

  • The survey aims to :

    1. To assist the Government of Indonesia in determining policy directions and strategic plans for seaweed aquaculture site selection through scientific research.

    2. To observe environmental parameters of the existing seaweed cultivation area.

    3. To observe the condition of the existing seaweed in a cultivation area, therefore the distribution can be recognized, estimated, and identified.

Bappelitbangda Cirebon Regency - ITB - MTCRC

Research Projects

The Bappelitbangda Project is a cooperation between Bappelitbangda Cirebon, ITB and MTCRC. This Project is focusing on study of accretion and abrasion rate at Cirebon Regency Coastal Area and study of mangrove conservation area at Losari District. The MoU was signed on April, 26th 2021 and the activities began on last May 2021. The team (ITB, Bappelitbangda, MTCRC) conducted a field survey and analyzed it based on the result of hydrodynamic modeling and statistical calculations.

“A Study of Mangrove Conservation Formation Areas and The Projected Rate of Accretion and Abrasion on the Cirebon Regency Coast”

  • Date : 2021.04.26 - 2021.10.18

  • Venue : Cirebon Regency Area (Cirebon Regency Coastal Area and Losari District)

  • Attendees :

    • MTCRC Researchers

    • ITB Lecturer

    • ITB Students

  • The project aims to :

    • Identify the location of potential erosion and sedimentation along the Cirebon Regency Coastal Area.

    • Mapping the potential for land formation in Cirebon Regency.

    • Simulating the trend of erosion and sedimentation potential formation rate in Cirebon Regency.

    • Make a Scientific Study on the establishment of a mangrove conservation area in Losari District.

    • Formulating policy recommendations for the use of emergent land and mangrove conservation areas in Cirebon Regency.

MTCRC Research Projects

MTCRC has conducted several studies that are being carried out are drone surveys and operational oceanography field surveys. The following is the survey conducted by MTCRC:

  • Drone Survey

  • Date : 2020.9.28-30

  • Venue : Cirebon Coastal Area

  • Attendees: Hanif Diastomo (Manager of Research and Training Department),Umar Abdurrahman (Researcher, PIC), Martin (Researcher), Indrawan Fadhil P. (Riset Assistant), and M. Andi Afif W. (Riset Assistant)

  • The Survey was held to monitor the shoreline changes of the Cirebon Coastal Area using Drone. The Objective of the research using drones is to make policies in the form of disaster mitigation based on the results of coastline mapping. One of the areas being mapped is the Cirebon coastal area. The mapping of the coastal areas is intended to make regulations regarding disaster risk analysis and disaster mitigation efforts in the Cirebon area. The Disaster may include erosion and abrasion at the shoreline area.

  • Operational Oceanography Forecasting System

  • Venue : MTCRC Cirebon

  • Attendees: Riam (Researcher), Martin (Researcher), and Riza (Intern Researcher)

  • The Operational Oceanography Forecasting System is intended to create simulations and maps of the distribution of ocean currents, salinity, and sea surface temperature in Indonesian waters. This research was conducted using a modeling method. With this research, it is expected that it can conduct the Ocean Dynamic Simulation in Indonesian Waters using ROMS and Correlate the simulation with the atmosphere data from Satellite. With this research, it is expected that it can provide simulations and modeling of oceanographic dynamics in Indonesia

ODA(Official Development Assistant) Project

One of the projects that is implemented by MTCRC is the ODA Project. The project duration is 4 years and mainly focused on Survey and research in the Cirebon sea area, equipment provision, and training program. The field survey will be conducted in PPN Kejawanan Cirebon as a part of the ODA project. The survey included bathymetry survey, marine geology investigation, and oceanography study. Beside that, equipment training and data processing training will be conducted after field surveys through online sessions. Hereby the survey of the ODA Project:

  • Project title: Ocean and Coastal Basic Survey and Capacity Enhancement in Cirebon, Indonesia

  • Date : 2020.10.05-09

  • Venue : Nusantara Fishing Port of Kejawanan, Cirebon

  • Attendees: Hansan Park(Director), Hanif Diastomo(Manager of Research and Training Department), Researchers, Research Assistants, MTCRC staff, and PT. Geotindo Technicians

  • a) Bathymetry Survey: The Bathymetry Survey was conducted by using the Single beam echo sounder (SBES) EA 440 by Kongsberg. It was used to measure the water depth of each point of measurement through the several lines and be supported with GNSS position and heading by Hemisphere VS330 to cover the survey area.

  • b) Sub Bottom Profiling Survey: The sub-bottom profiling Survey was conducted by using the SBP (sub-bottom profiler). The sub-bottom profiler survey was performed over the same area as that of the bathymetric survey without the correction lines. A set of sub-bottom profiler (SBP) equipment of Innomar SES 2000 Compact was used for the survey and supported by Hemisphere VS330 for the GNSS position and heading and also used SMC 107 as the motion reference unit.

  • c) Tide Observation: The Tide Observation was conducted by using the Tide Gauge. The tidal observation was carried out during 5 days continuously using a tide gauge by Valeport Tidemaster and a tide staff. A computer was necessary to operate the tide gauge from calibration until the data recording started. Manual observation using the tide staff is done every 15 minutes to verify the reading by the tide gauge whereas automatic recording took place every 15 minutes.

  • d) Water Quality Survey: The Water Quality Survey was conducted by using the CTD (Conductivity Temperature Depth). The survey was conducted at 10 locations around the bathymetric survey. This survey was carried out using CTD Profiler & Water Quality by Valeport to measure conductivity, temperature and depth.

  • e) Sediment Sampling Survey: The sediment sampling survey was conducted by using the Grab Sampler. The grab sampler survey took place at the same area as that bathymetric and same location as water quality survey particularly at 10 points of measurement. Sediment samples that have been collected will be delivered to Geology Laboratories to give more information about the sediment characteristic in every point of measurement.

  • f) Equipment and Data Processing Training: Equipment and data processing training was held by PT. Geotindo technician. The training consists of Kongsberg EA 440 operation and software training and Hypack software training for navigation and survey preparation.