PKSPL IPB University Introduces IKL Assessment Algorithm in Citizens

In the pandemic era of the Center for The Study of Coastal and Ocean Resources (PKSPL), IPB University's Research and Community Service Institute (LPPM) conducts devotional activities by providing education to the public about the Environmental Sensitivity Index Assessment Algorithm (IKL) in coastal areas. The activity was conducted online, (1/10) was opened by the Head of MCCPL, Dr Ario Damar and presented senior research speaker of PKSPL Ir Yus Rustandi, MSi and Ir Galih Rakasiwi, SE, MSi. Also present as moderator, Dr Yon Vitner who also serves as Head of disaster studies center and senior researcher at PKSPL.

PKSPL encourages this education because it realizes the frequent environmental pollution in coastal and marine systems, both because of oil and from anthropogenic sources. The algorithm presented is the result of long thought of PKSPL activities since 1993 until now.  

Following the development of information technology, now the algorithms taught can be developed in a system that is easy to process and use. Going forward, PSKPL will prepare this algorithm built in the form of ready-made applications anywhere for the community.  

"This step will certainly greatly help speed up the process of calculating the level of environmental sensitivity and coastal ecosystems and the decision-making process in contingency plan measures to minimize the impacts that are likely to cause damage," dr Ario Damar said.  


In sustainable coastal management policies, the preparation of the Environmental Sensitivity Index is important to ensure there is no pressure in the event of risk from development activities.  Thus the environmental sensitivity index is evaluated from vulnerability, ecological and socioeconomic factors presented in the form of maps/spatial. With the "Environmental Sensitivity Index Assessment Algorithm" then the tool to perform IKL calculations /assessments becomes more efficient and effective and "user friendly".

"I hope all participants will be able to play a role in perfecting this app. Forward projections are expected to build on the integration between systems structured with dynamic modeling systems so as to predict changes in coastal resource sensitivity indexes in the coming years, along with increased economic activity of people in coastal areas," he added.

This info sharing activity was attended by participants from government agencies, NGOs, private, universities and students. (IAAS/NAS)






Published Date : 02-Oct-2020

Resource Person : Dr Ario Damar

Keyword : PKSPL, LPPM, IPB University, Coastal Area, Environmental Pollution