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Indonesian House of Representative Commission VII Member Appreciates LAPAN Roles in National Development
News Writter : Humas/Dri • Photographers : Humas/Dri • 11 Nov 2017 • Read : 3156 x ,

The Member of Commission VII DPR RI, KH. Nawafie Saleh made a working visit at the Deputy of Remote Sensing, LAPAN Pekayon Office, Jakarta, on Friday (10/11). His visit was greeted by Deputy for Remote Sensing Affair, Dr. Orbita Roswintiarti. Attending the visit were The Director of Planning and Finance Bureau, The Director of Technology and Remote Sensing Data Center, and their staffs.

Located in the Remote Sensing Meeting Room, Orbita explained the duties and functions of the deputy under her supervision. The Deputy for Remote Sensing supervises Remote Sensing Technology and Data Center, Remote Sensing Utilization Center, and Parepare Remote Sensing Earth Station.

Orbita also said, LAPAN has 7 (seven) Main Programs, 2 (two) of which become the main program of the Deputy she leads. The development of the National Remote Sensing Data Bank (BPDJN) makes LAPAN its data bank for remote sensing (satellite imagery) nationally, while another program is the National Earth Monitoring System. The latter system is to utilize the processed satellite image data, to generate information for monitoring natural and environmental resources and disaster mitigation. All satellite imagery data and its utilization can be utilized by users, either from Ministry/Institution, Higher Educational Institution, Army/Police, the scientific community, private party, and etc.

LAPAN receives various satellite imagery data, be it low, medium, high, and very high resolutions. An example of the results is Image Mapping. In addition, LAPAN also conducts guidance to the local government to utilize the potential of its area, either through technical guidance or socialization. Currently, LAPAN is cooperating with 30 provinces related to the provincial earth monitoring system. After 34 provinces are met, the provincial earth monitoring system will be developed to become the initial phase of National Earth Monitoring System.

In his speech, Nawafie conveyed that "In the recess period, we were given 5 days to visit the regions. From the results of those visit and based on the material presented, LAPAN has a very heavy task based on Act Number 21 of 2013", as remote sensing needs large data by local governments for the development of potential areas. "The utilization was already widely used by Ministries/Agencies. So in the trial we will convey the role of LAPAN," he said.

At the end of the visit, Nafawie reviewed the facilities at the Remote Sensing Technology and Data Center. As a gift, The Deputy for Remote Sensing Affair handed Mapping and Information Data of Bogor District.

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