Scientific Diving Training for the Manager of Waters Conservation Area in Indonesia http://news.ipb.ac.id Posted by admin on 12 September 2014 Of 27 employees of BKSDA and National Park throughout Indonesia under Ministry of Forestry, were trained by the scientific diving instructor of Department of Science and Marine Technology, Faculty of Fishery and Marine Science of IPB (ITK-IPB). Through Marine Science and Technology Diving School (MSTDS), the activity having the theme of “Lokalatih Peningkatan Kapasitas Pengelola Kawasan Konservasi Perairan / Training on Manager of Capacity Increase of Waters Conservation Area” was conducted on 1-5 September 2014, in Nusa Penida Island, Bali. This activity was realized on behalf of the cooperation of WWF Indonesia, Department of ITK IPB, Scuba School International (SSI) and Directorate General of Forest Protection and Natural Conservation KKBHL of Ministry of Forestry. The material given covered the ecosystem of coral reef, the reef fish, the threat to the ecosystem of coral reef, the observation technique, the database management, the data processing and analysis, the report system, and the presentation. As the presenters were the managers of MSTDS, Dr. Hawis Madduppa and Beginer Subhan, M.Si, helped by Dondy Arafat, M.Si and Mahardika Rizqi Himawan, S.IK. This activity was aiming for the staff in order to have the specialization as the observers of coral reef and reef fish. “The participants are raced to find out theoretically and practically. They practice some techniques of observation of the ecosystem of coral reef. Not only that, the participants are also trained to manage and to proces the data, and to make daily report,” explained Hawis. “Starting from this year, SSI has made the special matrix for the specialization of Biological Monitoring,” added Anton Wijonarno, the diving instructor of MSTDS. This scientific diving training was the first batch and the Director of KKBHL expected that this activity could be continued again, so that the management of waters conservation area could be sustainable. “Our hope is that the skills and the experts of staffs in managing the waters conservation can increase well, so that the conservation area can be managed long-lastingly,” said Hartono, Director of KKBHL. Head of Sub-Directorate of KKBHL, Trio Santoso, and some staffs of KKBHL also directly observed the implementation of activity for five days in Nusa Penida.
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