Speaker Bio & Abstract

Hasanuddin Z. Abidin Head
Geospatial Information Agency

BiographyProf. Hasanuddin Z. Abidin is appointed as a Head of Geospatial Information Agency of Indonesia since December 2016. Formerly, he was a Dean of the Faculty of Earth Science and Technology, Institute of Technology Bandung. Throughout his career in ITB, Professor Hasanuddin Z. Abidin also had experience as a Vice Rector for Communication, Partnership and Alumni of ITB from 2010 – 2015. He holds a PhD on Satellite Geodesy from University of New Brunswick with disertation: “Computational and geometrical aspects of on-the-fly ambiguity resolution”. He has written many scientific publications on the topics related to GNSS theory and applications, natural hazard mitigation, and geospatial information applications. AbstractRecent disastrous earthquakes and tsunamis that hit Lombok, Central Sulawesi and Sunda Strait areas on August, 28 September and 22 December 2018, respectively; have emphasized the importance of good and reliable disaster risk reduction management (DRRM). Implementation of DRRM requires the support of various data and information, including geospatial information.

Geospatial information in Indonesia is categorized into the geodetic reference frames (i.e. GNSS CORS and Static Network, Tide Gauges stations, Gravity Network, and Geoid), the base maps (i.e. topographic, coastal area, and sea area maps), and the thematic maps. Data and information from the geodetic reference frames are mainly important for risk assessment, early warning, rehabilitation and reconstruction stages. While the base and thematic maps will play important roles for all stages of DRRM.

This presentation will discuss the roles of geospatial information for DRRM in Indonesia, mainly related to the rehabilitation and reconstruction process after the recent aforementioned earthquakes and tsunamis. These includes data sharing mechanism of the available geospatial information related to the impacted disaster areas, post-event rapid assessment mapping, and surveying and mapping for rehabilitation and reconstruction activities. Roles of geospatial information for development of hazard-based spatial planning and earthquake-resistance building codes will also be highlighted.