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RDI - BGS Workshop Day 1 - Earthquake and Landslide Hazards


Indonesia's archipelago is located at the intersection of 3 active tectonic plates (Indo Australian Plate, Pacific Plate, and Eurasian Plate). The complex tectonic conditions affect  various types of geological hazards. The occurrence of geological disasters in Indonesia is  distinctively high, with the total number of disasters in 2020 reaching 2952, among which  there were several geological disasters, including 16 earthquakes, 7 volcanic eruptions, and  577 landslides that caused fatalities or affect livelihoods, according to a recent report from  BNPB (2021). Hazards in Indonesia are often closely connected, for example landslides  resulting from earthquakes. One of the biggest earthquake disasters that occurred in the last  five years was the Sulawesi earthquake of 7.4 Magnitude (2018). The earthquake caused  losses of 1.89 trillion and caused damage that amounted to 15.58 trillion (BNPB, 2019). This  earthquake occurred in September, which also triggered landslides in multiple areas, and  liquefaction (CNN Indonesia, 2021). There is an urgent need to improve the basic understanding of geological hazards and the  ability to deal with them.

 Indonesia has entered the era of Industrial Revolution 4.0 where most of our activities need to be  supported by technology, including mitigation. An early detection system is needed to  anticipate disasters, ranging from floods, landslides, tsunamis. In big cities, a detection tool  for the resilience of high-rise buildings in the face of earthquakes is clearly needed (BPPT,  2018). As geological hazards cannot be identified until they occur, risk reduction technologies  that are based on the identification, analysis, and assessment of potential geohazards need  to be established. Therefore, developing tools and techniques to quantify the uncertainties  and management methods are required in order to advance safety risk assessment.

This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn, discuss and offer a forum to explore  research topics on understanding, measuring, mitigation and modelling of multi-geological  hazards in Indonesia. We will focus on elaborating and discussing the geological hazards and  the assessment methods, as well as geological hazards and the communication,  implementation, as well as policies on this workshop. Beside aiming to stimulate the key actors and public understanding and awareness of various hazards, this workshop will also present some case studies to encourage the implementation and continuity  of previous research and explore new approaches on addressing catastrophic disasters or  potential impactful hazards that are still not well-assessed. We hope this workshop series will  support government and agencies at national and local level, communities, experts from  organizations, and all relevant stakeholders, and ensure each entity can contribute to upstream  discussion on emerging issues related to geological hazards and mitigation to strengthen  Indonesia's resiliency in the future.  

Time, Date, and Platform

1)    Date                  : Monday, January 24, 2022

2)    Time                     : 15.00 - 18.00 [UTC+7] or 08.00 - 11.00 [UTC]

*panelists are expected to sign on to the Zoom meeting 15 minutes early (14.45 UTC+7)

3)   Format                 : Online discussion in English

4)    Platform               : Zoom Video Communications and RDI YouTube Live

5)    Registration          :

Timeline Day 1

15:00 - 15:05 
Introduction to  Seminar
15:05 - 15:15 
Participants: Brainstorming to answer questions related to Earthquake and  Landslide Hazards in Indonesia via
15:15 - 15:25 
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Ir. Mega Fatimah Rosana, M. Sc., Ph. D. on Overview of landslide and earthquake hazards management and monitoring in Indonesia
15:25 - 15:35
Presentation from Dr. Saut Sagala: Knowledge and   implementation gaps in disaster risk  reduction and spatial planning in  Indonesia
15:35 - 15:45 
Presentation from Dr. Ekbal Hussain: Monitoring on active  faults and earthquake hazard assessment
15:45 - 15:55
Q & A sessions with participants
15:55 - 16:30
Focus Group Discussion between panelist  and participant on Earthquake hazard and  led by facilitator
16:30 - 16:35
Panelists present the result of Focus Group  Discussion on Earthquake hazards
16:35 - 16:45 
Presentation from Dr. Ir. Dicky Muslim, M. Sc: Landslide mapping, technological advancement, and  modelling in Indonesia
16:45 - 16:55 
Presentation from Dr. Christian Arnhardt of British Geological Survey: Landslide database and geomorphological inventory
16:55 - 17:05 
Q & A sessions with participants
17:05 - 17:40 
Focus Group Discussion between panelist and participant on Landslide hazard 
17:40 -17:45
Presentations about FGD results from the panelists
17:45 -17:50 
Conclusion and closing
*to be confirmed


Contact Person:
For further information, do not hesitate to contact us through:
 CP: Fathia Lutfianda - Research Officer
 Mobile/Whatsapp: +62 813 2912 5180

CP: Nawang Anandhini - Research Officer
 Mobile/Whatsapp: +62 857 2966 4759

Last updated 11 January 2022

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