A new project named the “Jakarta Giant Seawall” (JGSW) project was launched in October 2014. The seawall is planned to enclose Jakarta Bay in order to protect the city of Jakarta from floods and sea level rise. Completion is projected for 2030. In 2014, the Agency for Marine and Fisheries Research and Development under the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Republic of Indonesia, initiated a research project to study the sociological and environmental impacts of the JGSW. Hydrodynamic current simulation before and after the building of the sea wall will be presented as well as measurement results of water quality, input of sediment transport and pollution from the rivers that terminate in Jakarta Bay, land subsidence rate of the Jakarta area, and sea water intrusion. Future opportunities for joint studies and monitoring will be identified in partnership with the Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology and The Sydney Institute of Marine Science.
Wiwin Windupranata completed undergraduate study in Geodetic Engineering Department at Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB) in 1998 and began his academic career as lecturer and researcher assistant in the field of hydrography and marine science.
In 2003, he joined the PhD program at Christian Albrecht Universität zu Kiel, Germany, with a scholarship from Deutsch Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) in the field of Coastal Geosciences and Engineering. His postdoctoral research investigated sedimentation and erosion for optimization of protection structure of Mittelplate Oil Platform, Wadden Sea, Germany.
In 2008, he continued his career as a lecturer and researcher in the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology, ITB. From 2009 until 2014 he has investigated coastline changes at northern coast of West Java induced by abrasion and sedimentation along with the impact on the local social-economic activities. During this time he has also worked on the development of fishing zone information system and high resolution time-dynamic wave simulations of Tanjung Priok Harbour, Jakarta.
Widodo Setiyo Pranowo
Widodo Setiyo Pranowo completed a Ph.D in Techno-mathematics at the University of Bremen, 2010. He currently works in the Agency of Marine and Fisheries Research and Development, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Republic of Indonesia. He is Deputy Director of the Research Cooperation and Services of Research and Development Center for Marine and Coastal Resources. He is also a lecturer in the Indonesian Naval Postgraduate School, Department of Hydro-Oceanography.
During 2007-2010, he was contracted by UN University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) working, with the Tsunami Research Group in Alfred Wegener Institute, for the tsunami scenario database development for the German-Indonesia Tsunami Warning System (GITEWS) project. His other experiences in oceanography research projects: Indonesia-Through-Flow (INSTANT Project) 2003-2006; Installation and deployment of Argo Floats in Southeast Indian Ocean including data quality control under POGO scholar research fellow in CSIRO Marine Labs Hobart (2004 & 2005); Indonesian coordinator for Indonesia-China joint research on “Monsoon Onset Monitoring and Its Social and Ecosystem Impacts” 2013-2016; and since 2013 appointed to be coordinator of the End-Users of the Satellite Application for Oil Spill Monitoring of the “Indonesia Infrastructure Development for Space Oceanography” project.