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RDI - BGS Workshop Day 2 - Volcanic and Tsunami Hazards


The occurrence of geological disasters in Indonesia is distinctively high, with the total number of disasters in 2020 was 2952, among which 7 were related to volcanic activity according to a recent report from BNPB (2021).  Volcanic activity in Indonesia covers a wide range of behavior, from dome growth to explosive  eruptions, with this activity associated with a number of hazards, from ash fall to pyroclastic  flows and lahars, to landslides and tsunamis. On 4 December 2021, the rain-triggered lahars  followed by an explosion and pyroclastic density current, happened in Semeru, East Java. The event affected several villages and caused at least 34 casualties (BNPB, 2021). On the other  hand, with the high intensity of volcanic and tectonic activities, this condition makes  Indonesia prone to experiencing tsunamis.


The basic understanding of geological hazards and the  ability to deal with them are now becoming highly crucial.  This need is accentuated by the increasing number of hazard events  in Indonesia. Studies have gradually demonstrated the potential of deep learning to analyze  geological hazard data effectively. It has been introduced into multiple tasks for various types  of geological hazards, such as landslide susceptibility assessment, seismic data interpolation,  and denoising, along with earthquake detection and localization (Ma & Mei, 2021). 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, especially on the volcanic and tsunami hazards issues.  Beside aiming to stimulate the key actors and public understanding and awareness of various  hazards, this workshop will 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                  : Tuesday, January 25, 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 2

15:00 - 15:05 
  Introduction to  Seminar
15:05 - 15:15 

Participants: Brainstorming to  answer questions related to  Volcanic and Tsunami hazards in  Indonesia via 

15:15 - 15:25 
  Keynote speakers - Ir. Andiani, MT.* : Overview of Volcanic and Tsunami Hazards         Management and Monitoring in Indonesia 
15:25 - 15:35 
  Presentation from Dr. Devy Kamil Syahbana: Advancement of Volcano Monitoring      System in Indonesia  
15:35 - 15:45 

Presentation from Dr. Samantha Engwell: Understanding and communicating  volcanic hazard

15:45 - 15:55 
  Q & A sessions with participants  from zoom and Youtube
15:55 - 16:30 
  Focus Group Discussion between  panelist and participant on volcanic  hazard
16:30 - 16:35 
  Panelists present the result of  Focus Group Discussion on volcanic  hazards
16:35 - 16:45 
  Presentation from Dr. Abdul Muhari, S.Si., M.T: Tsunami hazard management and     mitigation in Indonesia 
16:45 - 16:55 
  Presentation from Dr. David Tappin: Assessment on  potential hazard of tsunami
16:55 - 17:05 
 Q & A sessions with participants  from zoom and Youtube
17:05 - 17:40 
 Focus Group Discussion between  panelist and participant on tsunami  hazard
17:40 - 17:45 
 Panelists present the result of  Focus Group Discussion on tsunami  hazards
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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