BMKG collaborates with ministries for sustainable development

BMKG collaborates with ministries for sustainable development

Officials from the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) , the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry, and the Transportation Ministry here on Wednesday (December 1, 2021). (ANTARA/HO-BMKG/FR)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) has said it is collaborating with the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry and Transportation Ministry to realize sustainable development.

BMKG's primary secretary Dwi Budi Sutrisno said that sustainable development requires synergy between knowledge and data from the tourism and maritime sector with the data that BMKG could provide.

"Additional value in the form of the strengthening of security, defense, and economy could only be realized if there is a synergy between the two sectors," he explained in a statement on BMKG's official website on Wednesday.

Indonesia's territory is very strategic with its rich and unique, meteorological, climatological, and geophysical conditions, he said.

"This unique trait comes with the potential for disasters, which is why it needs to be managed well," he added.

Proper management could reduce the negative impact caused by these disasters to bolster the safety of the people and the economy, he added.

Currently, BMKG has developed and operated several information and early warning systems for several disasters, including the extreme weather warning and its potential impact information system (Signature BMKG), he said.

In addition, there is also the Flash Flood Guidance System, shoreline flood warning and information system (CIFS BMKG), and Ocean Forecast System BMKG, he noted.

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Further, there is the extreme climate early warning for drought potential information system, rainy and dry season information, ultraviolet intensity information, dengue fever prediction information (CEWS), and earthquake information system and tsunami early warning (INaTEWS), he added.

"We are also striving to integrate these hazards information systems into an integrated multi-dangers information system within a single platform to improve its effectiveness in realizing Zero Victim in the form of Geo-Meteorologist Multi-Dangers Early Warning System (MHEWS)," Sutrisno informed.

Meanwhile, sea transportation directorate general Arif Toha noted that the collaboration between the BMKG and the ministries is aimed at improving coordination and synergy between parties in utilizing maritime meteorology information.

The scope of the collaboration includes the provision, exchange, and utilization of maritime meteorology data and/or information and tsunami early warning, and distribution of maritime meteorology data and information, and tsunami early warning, he said.

Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry secretary Wayan Giri Adnyani said that events such as the World Superbike (WSBK) race in Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara, is one popular event that requires accurate weather info.

"So, that the problem and disaster mitigation could be handled well," she explained.

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