"This center is very important in its role to produce many materials and results of aeronautics and space policy studies at the maximum level," Handoko remarked in a written statement received here on Friday.
The government would merge four research institutions into BRIN. The four institutions are the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), The Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), the National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN), and the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN).
Under the new structure LAPAN would be renamed as the Aeronautics and Space Research Organization.
Handoko said his visit aimed to accelerate the work process after BRIN's establishment, which is in accordance with Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 78 of 2021.
Handoko also inspected the Disaster Quick Response facility at the Remote Sensing Software Research Center in Pekayon village, Pasar Rebo sub-District, East Jakarta.
This facility is a place where researchers can conduct data processing and analysis when there is information related to disasters in Indonesia, he added.
At the central office, he also visited other facilities, such as the server room and the Platypus Command Center.
"With the command center, the Remote Sensing Software Research Center can monitor and serve as a dashboard for remote sensing utilization," he said.
The dashboard can be accessed by ministries so that they can benefit from information related to remote sensing software, he added.
"BRIN, through the Remote Sensing Software Research Center, is committed to providing information on remote sensing that can be directly used by users," he said.
Furthermore, Handoko said he also visited the Remote Sensing Data Technology Center in Pekayon village, East Jakarta.
He inspected the service room that has a demo space map and toured the data center room at the center, he added.
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