LAPAN and FISIP UNAIR Holds Third National Seminar on Aviation and Space Policy
Penulis : Fariz Ilham Rosyidi
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08 Aug 2018 •
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UNAIR NEWS – Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) in collaboration with Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP) Universitas Airlangga held the third National Seminar on Aviation and Space Policy, Monday, August 6. Themed “Strategic Articulation of Space Policy to Achieve the 2016-2040 Vision of Aeronautics and Space that is Independent, Advanced and Sustainable”, the national seminar was held in Amerta Hall, Campus C UNAIR Management Office.
The purpose of the activity was to obtain input to develop strategies and national policy directions in the field of aviation technology and space. It was attended by students, lecturers, and the public. The national seminar consisted of two sessions, plenary and parallel sessions.
In the plenary session, three speakers were presented, Head of LAPAN Prof. Dr. Thomas Djamaluddin; Non Permanent Professor of UNAIR Prof. Dr. Makarim Wibisono, MA-IS., MA .; and Vice Rector I UNAIR Prof. Djoko Santoso, dr., Ph.D., K-GH., FINASIM.
Furthermore, in the parallel session, there are three major themes discussed, Space Technology Technology Development Policy, SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and Space Economy, and Indonesian Role and Interest in International Forums.
The first speaker in the plenary session was Head of LAPAN Prof. Dr. Thomas Djamaluddin explained the Strategy for Achieving the 2016-2040 Indonesian Aeronautics and Space Vision. As one of the mandates of Law No. 21 of 2013 concerning Space, President Joko Widodo has signed the Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 45 of 2017 concerning the 2016-2045 Master Plan for the Implementation of Space Management, which is a national guideline for the implementation of national aeronautics and space.
“The vision of organizing space is listed in the plan: Indonesia’s space that is independent, advanced and sustainable,” he said.
Independent means characterizing a nation in mastering science and technology that is equal to developed countries and building networks. Advanced means the human resources (HR) has national personality, has a contribution in the sectors of space service industry which is consistent and adaptive.
“And, sustainable means ensuring security and prosperity for humanity in the future,” he added.
Prof. Thomas stated, in the national scope of aviation, an unmanned flight environment was prepared. The technology of satellite utilization, for example, now has been a part of modern human life and it should be mastered and used well.
“Because, the sustainable use of space is the most important part of national life in the future,” he said.
Therefore, Prof. Thomas hoped that aviation and space policies with three themes can be achieved. Because, they are very important in human life to realize sustainable technology.
Meanwhile, on behalf of UNAIR Rector, Vice Rector I Prof. Djoko Santoso explained the Prospects and Opportunities for Space Economy . In the 21st century, he continued, everything could be presented with sophistication.
Despite having differences, with a joint commitment, in 2045 Indonesia is expected to become a superpower. It must also be based on a commitment to hard work.
According to him, in the 21st century, dependence on technology was extraordinary. So, the welfare and convenience side is absolute. However, on the other hand, this progress has negative impacts on extraordinary space progress.
“It contains usefulness to human benefit in accordance with the mandate of the SDGs, especially for human and nature,” he said.
“Therefore, let us give our students, good service to master the basic knowledge of each domain to specific or professional sciences,” he added.
The students must be professionals who adhere to regulations, ethics, and work together, to the global level (SDGs of the global community), with excellent communication skill, especially making them evidence-based and systematic.
“In the 4.0 integrated automation revolution, students should be aware not to use conventional methods, but spirit relations should be created as moral responsibility,” he said.
On the other hand, Prof. Makarim Wibisono explained the role of space diplomacy for the achievement of Indonesian interests in space. Space is important for the Republic of Indonesia because its geographical position is on the equator, between two oceans (Hindia-Pacific) and two continents (Asia-Australia).
Space, he added, became a national priority, as stated in the 2013 Indonesian Law on Space, Presidential Regulation No. 45 2017 concerning the Master Plan for Organizing Space, and Government Regulation No. 11 of 2018 concerning the Procedures for Implementation of Inderaja (Remote Sensing) Activities
“In fact, space has now increased the science and technology of countries not because of political maneuvers. In contrast, there used to be only US and Soviet Union political interests were used,” he said.
According to Prof. Makarim, the step that Indonesia must take (to be safe) is to place LAPAN Attache at PTRI Vienna to actively monitor, so as not to threaten the interests of Indonesia. This includes strengthening the directorate which now handles space diplomacy and actively participates in discussions about space. Also, negotiating the code of conduct. (*)