Researchers from Indonesia Take SAR Training Program
RESTEC welcomed five Indonesian researchers from the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) and the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), and provided a short training program. The researchers stayed at the RESTEC office in Tokyo from December 7 to 11, 2015 and learned about SAR principles and its applications. This was a part of the Research & Innovation in Science & Technology Program (RISET-Pro) which the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia established to improve the quality of Indonesian researchers, which is supported by World Bank.
Dr. Agustan of BPPT, the head of the delegation, stated, “From this training, the participants can identify the land cover or surface changes based on multi-temporal SAR images, i.e. in the Garut (West Java) region, ground deformation in Jakarta, and the growing stage of paddies in Indramayu (West Java). All of the new experiences are very useful to improve the participants’ understanding about satellite-based active remote sensing technique. Thank you very much to RESTEC, especially for the teachers Akira Mukaida, Kyoichi Ito, Makoto Ono, Ryoichi Furuta, Kazufumi Kobayashi, and Toshio Okumura, and the most important person, Akihiko Hino, who arranges this very well organized training. I would also like to express thanks to our friends Masatoshi Kamei and Atsushi Ono.”