Jakarta, September 11, 2017 - Hydrographic and Oceanographic Center of the Navy (Pushidrosal) from 11-15 September 2017 is host of the Training in Hydrographic Survey for Disaster Management and Relief at Mercure Hotel, Ancol , North Jakarta, Monday (9/11).

The training, which focuses on the role of hydrographic surveys in natural disaster management and response, was attended by 25 participants from 12 East Asia Hydrographic Commission (EAHC) member countries, namely Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Philippines, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Japan, China, South Korea and Indonesia as the host.

Kapushidrosal Rear Admiral TNI Harjo Susmoro in his speech at the opening of the training, among others said that this training is one of the EAHC program, where Indonesia is one of its members. As a member of the Hydrographic Community and Mapping, Indonesia should seek to improve its capacity and capacity in the countries of East Asia and the South Pacific region.

These training activities aim to improve hydrography, from gathering, processing, and analyzing data that can be used to manage and minimize casualties from natural disasters as well as to establish alternative routes for navigational safety for ships sailing around the disaster areas, as well as up dating of hydrographic data which is very important for the success of humanitarian relief disaster relief mission.

Also present, Deputy I of Kemenkomar. Arief Havas Oegroseno who conveys the government policy perspective on disaster management and the importance of hydrographic mapping support in disaster mitigation and disaster relief support. Furthermore, BNPB Laksda TNI (Ret.) Willem Rampangilei also conveyed the role and duties of BNPB in the effort of disaster prevention and handling and disaster mitigation. He also said that disaster management requires synergy between government institutions, especially Pushidrosal in disaster prevention and post disaster efforts and emergency response efforts in mapping disaster-affected areas and mapping of access areas and disaster areas.

For five days, all participants will receive training from hydrographic experts from Japan and Indonesia, such as Abdul Basith, PhD from UGM, Gegar Sapta Prasetya, BSc, MSc, PhD from Tsunami Research Foundation Indonesia, Dr. Rer.nat. Poerbandono from ITB, Prof. Ir. Radianta Triatmaja, PhD from UGM, Colonel Laut (E) Yanuar Handwiono, SH, M.Tr (Han) and two Japanese experts Dr. Takashi Tomita and Dr. Yoshihiro Matsumoto.

The focal point of the training is in the form of the delivery of materials and knowledge, the exchange of experience of hydrographic aspects of the participants and experts in overcoming and overcoming natural disasters, which are broadly divided into two, namely national missions, policies, and programs related to natural disaster management in Indonesia and technical and social aspects of natural disaster management and management that include recovery, risk identification, disaster prevention and handling and preparedness.

The subject matter that is delivered among others; Overview: Role of Hydrographic Office againts Maritime Disaster, Tsunami Information Map, Tsunami Manner in the Building and Cultural Awareness for the Coastal Society, Volcanic Tsunami and Submarine Landslide, and Tsunami in Indonesia: Mechanism, Characteristics, and Damage Assessment.

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