BMKG and JICA Collaborate to Develop Earthquake and Tsunami Early Warning System

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Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) is partnering with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to develop an early warning system for earthquakes and tsunamis.

The development of the early warning system is part of the Capacity Development Project for Implementing Climate Change Strategies which serves as a form of cooperation between JICA and several agencies, including BMKG.

Hopefully the cooperation project will help BMKG to technically develop its human resources and facilities related to earthquake and tsunami early warning system, BMKG chief Dwikorita Karnawati said on Saturday as quoted on the official website of the BMKG.

In fact, the two parties signed a cooperation agreement to this effect on January 25, 2018. They held a meeting on Thursday (June 9, 2022) to follow up on the agreement.

Karnawati pointed out that the cooperation between BMKG and JICA in the field of climate science aims to prepare a climate projection to lay a scientific basis for policy formulation by appointing the BMKG Deputy for Climate Science and Head of the Center on climate change as a focal point.

One of the clauses of the cooperation agreement stipulates that the Japanese equipment used for the project will belong to Indonesia at the end of the cooperation through a subsidy mechanism.

In the geophysical field, the two parties are focusing on the development of an early warning system for earthquakes and tsunamis.

In addition, the cooperation includes JICA scholarships for six employees of the Deputy Director of Geophysics Office of BMKG to pursue graduate studies for an S-2 degree in Japan. (INE)

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