Indonesia RSO UNSPIDER activities in September 2015

The Indonesia Regional Support Office of UNSPIDER performed the following activities in September 2015:

1.  LAPAN support emergency quick response for land fires in Sumatera and Kalimantan. Since August 2015 land fires is occuring in Sumatera and Kalimantan. There are 6 provinces that have high density of hotspot analyzed from satellite remote sensing data i.e. Riau, Jambi, South of Sumatera, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, and South Kalimantan. Using Terra/Aqua - MODIS and SNPP-VIIRS data that aquired from LAPAN's ground station in Pare-pare South Sulawesi and Rumpin West Java, we support distribution of hotspot and smoke haze daily, three times (morning, afternoon, night) for the 6 provinces. We also provide land/forest fire information using medium to high spasial resolution (Landsat-8, SPOT6/7) that also aquired from LAPAN ground station in Pare-pare. Dissemination of the land/forest fire information is done by email and group of mobile sosial media to the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) both for central office and local provinces, Ministry of Environment and Foresty, and other stake holders.

2.   Focus Group Disscussion as a tools for explaining and sharing knowledge/information related to the space based information for land/forest fire monitoring  has been done in West Kalimantan and South Kalimantan Provinces in September 16-19th, 2015 collaborated with local Disaster Management Agency in Province level. We also joined in some meeting with the local authority who manage the fire fighter in the South Kalimantan. We eplained how the space based information can be used as one of tools to know the fire location and the smoke haze distribution.

3. Workshop on Utilization of Remote Sensing and GIS for Landslide Risk Management (SENTINEL ASIA MINI-PROJECT PHASE 1) has been conducted in LAPAN collaborated with AIT and   JAXA in September 28, 2015 in LAPAN office Jakarta. This is a capacity building proggram of AIT-JAXA to share techical skills,  knowledge and experience in processing remote sensing data and GIS technique for disaster application. In November 2015, LAPAN and National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) will have remote sensing and GIS technical training related to landslide analysis in GIC-AIT, Bangkok-Thailand.