SEAWATCH Indonesia Activities




SEAWATCH Indonesia

In the first 3 (three) years project of SEAWATCH Indonesia, BPPT has 12 (twelve) buoys whereas 10 (ten) buoys have been developed and the other 2 (two) buoys as spare to be assessed for its development in Indonesia.

The figure beside shows the locations of SEAWATCH Indonesia buoys. It is necessary to have a study before deploying the buoys, since only 12 (twelve) buoys are available. Factors to be considered are secured locations, the need of deployment and also the distance. Based on the discussion between Steering Committee and also Technical Committee, it was decided to deploy 4 (four) buoys in Malaka Straits and 6 (six) buoys in Java Sea. Below is the position of each buoy deployed by SEAWATCH Indonesia Project:

No. Location Buoy ID Position
      Latitude Longitude
1. Jakarta Bay-1 SW-50 5o46'51"S 107o46'15E
2. Jakarta Bay-2 SW-51 6o02'31"S  106o46'41"E
3. Jakarta Bay-3 SW-55 5o37'00"S 106o40'00"E
4. Jepara (Central Java) SW-52 6o36'00"S 110o36'00"E
5. Bawean SW-53 6o37'58"S 112o17'56"E
6. Masalembo SW-54 5o44'56"S 114o37'01"E
7. Batam-1 SW-56 1o11'05"N 104o14'59"E
8. Batam-2 SW-57 0o40'58"N 104o07'00"E
9. Batam-3 SW-58 1o04'01"N 103o45'00"E
10. Belawan SW-59 4o00'01"N 099o00'04"E

buoy deploymentFor data distribution, during the period of the project, there are five institutions have been connected to the SEAWATCH's server: Navy Hydro-oceanographic Services (DISHIDROS TNI AL), Meteorology and Geophysical Agencies (BMG), Directorate General of Sea Communication, Directorate General of Fisheries and Research Development Centre for Oceanology (P3O-LIPI). The connection for data distribution now is still using dial up connection, where each user has specific login name and password and the classification of data/information.

water samplingAs our plan in the next future, we also do some research and development to improve the data distribution facilities. Regarding to these activities, BPPT has made a co-operation project with Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) to develop Indonesia Marine Information System (IMIS).

In the implementation program, we also some co-operation research with some institutions including expert exchange with Norway. To make the implementation program focused in the field of purpose, SEAWATCH Indonesia divide the program into 4 (four) fields of interest as follows:

  • buoy maintenanceMet-ocean implementation program, focusing the activities in the physical meteorology-oceanography phenomenon such as El Nino, waves climate, current circulation, tides, etc.
  • Biodiversity implementation program, focusing the activities in the field of marine conservation, marine aquaculture and harmful algae bloom (biological and chemical aspects).
  • Zoning implementation program, focusing the activities in the fields of coastal zone management.
  • Water quality implementation program, focusing the activities in the field of marine pollution caused by heavy metals and hydrocarbons.

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