Jakarta Kick Off Meeting in Jakarta (5 September 2014)
The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the YMC to all Indonesian agencies that will be involved with the YMC field campaign (2017 ? 2018) and to help them form a consortium to interact and coordinate with international participants of YMC. The meeting was hosted by BMKG, and participated by the following Indonesian agencies:
BMKG (Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics)
BPPT (Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology)
LAPAN (National Institute of Aeronautics and Space)
DNPI (The National Council on Climate Change)
KKP (Agencies for Marine and Fisheries Research and Development)
BIG (Integrated Creative Agency)
LIPI (The Indonesian Institute of Sciences)
P2O LIPI (Research Center for Oceanography/LIPI)
ITB (Institute of Technology, Bandung)
BMKG participants included leaders of its regional offices, who are poised to host instrument deployment on their sites.
Foreign participants were Kunio Yoneyama (JAMSTEC), Matthew Wheeler (CAWCR), Jeffery Reid (NRL), Judd Welton (NASA), and Chidong Zhang (Univ of Miami).
This meeting provided leaders of all Indonesian agencies responsible for environmental issues an opportunity to get together and discuss how they would organize to host the major portion of the YMC field campaign. They met briefly before this meeting and will meet again after. At the meeting, the general science of the YMC and plans of international observation deployment were introduced. Indonesian agencies presented their observing facilities currently in place and to be deployed before the YMC field campaign, modeling activities, and environmental information systems. Issues related to the field campaign and to the YMC in general are discussed. BMKG will soon respond to some of the issues related to field observation deployment.