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Report of the Kick-off Meeting in Indonesia, June 1, 2016

< Last Update: June 22, 2016 >

Summary

  • Venue: National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), Pekayon, Jakarta, Indonesia

Kick-off Meeting of National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN)'s prototype for mapping and monitoring oil palm plantations was held in Indonesia on June 1, 2016. 20 participants joined the meeting.

On behalf of Dr. Muhammad Rokhis Khomarudin (Director of LAPAN), Ms. Parwati Sofan, LAPAN made opening remarks and expressed expectation of the prototyping. After her speech, Dr. Lal Samarakoon of Asian Institute of Technology, Mr. Ko Hamamoto of JAXA, and Dr. Wataru Takeuchi of University of Tokyo also mentioned their expectation of the meeting.

The SAFE Secretariat introduced outline of APRSAF and SAFE initiative. From Indonesian side, Ms. Ita Carolita, executor of the prototyping introduced their SAFE prototype "Mapping and Monitoring Oil Palm Plantations Using Optical and SAR Space borne Data" and explained the expected benefits.

Following the introduction to the prototyping, several potential end users expressed their needs for operational use. First of all, Ms. Galih Surti from Ministry of Agriculture delivered her expectation for the result of SAFE prototyping. Especially mapping the age of can help the estimation of the productivity and the planning of the timing of replanting, she said. Mr. Hendarto of West Kalimantan local government reported their mapping activities of plantations so far and expected the future use of PALSAR data. Mr. Dhimas Wiratmoko of oil palm research institute in North Sumatera also mentioned his expectation for yield estimation. Finally Mr. Sujud Pratomo of oil palm government company (PTPN 13) in West Kalimantan told that PALSAR would be effective for identification of planting areas and productivity.

Through the discussion, information were shared about the needs of stakeholders, potential of satellite data usages, technical challenges, and so on. The participants also shared the importance of involving end users through the prototyping.

During 30-31 May, just before the kickoff meeting, hand on training was conducted by the technical adviser University of Tokyo using ALOS-2/PALSAR-2 data. The target of the training and discussion was

1) to understand backscatter characteristics of PALSAR-2 on oil palm,
2) to create correlation model between field survey data (age, yield, height and crown diameter) and backscatter of PALSAR-2, and
3) to make a map of image composite from PALSAR-2, and map of distribution of oil palm.

Agenda

Time Activity Speaker
13:30-13:40 Welcome address and opening remarks LAPAN
13:40-13:50 Self introduction All participants
13:50-14:00 Introduction to SAFE initiative JAXA
14:00-14:20 Introduction to "Mapping and Monitoring Oil Palm Plantations Using Optical and SAR Space borne Data" LAPAN
14:20-14:30 Needs from Ministry of Agriculture for Plantation Ms. Galih Surti
14:30-14:40 Needs from Local Government for Plantation, West Kalimantan Mr. Hendarto
14:40-14:50 Needs from Oil Palm Research Institute, North Sumatera Mr. Dhimas Wiratmoko
14:50-15:00 Needs from Oil Palm Government Company (PTPN 13), West Kalimantan Mr. Sujud Pratomo
15:00-15:15 Break  
15:15-15:30 Technical suggestion University of Tokyo
15:30-16:20 Discussion with Project Design Matrix (PDM) All participants
16:20-16:30 Closing & group photo LAPAN

List of Participants

From Prototyping Executor and Stakeholder

Name Affiliation Note
Ms. Diah Aryati Ministry of Agriculture for Plantation Stakeholder
Ms. Sylvia K Ministry of Agriculture for Plantation Stakeholder
Mr. Hendarto Local Government for Agriculture, West Kalimantan Stakeholder
Mr. Dhimas Wiratmoko Oil Palm Research Institute, North Sumatera Stakeholder
Mr. Sujud Pratomo Oil Palm Government Company (PTPN 13), West Kalimantan Stakeholder
Ms. Parwati Sofan LAPAN Executor
Ms. Ita Carolita Remote Sensing Application Center, LAPAN Executor
Dr. Katmoko Ari Remote Sensing Data and Technology Center, LAPAN Executor
Tatik Kartika Remote Sensing Application Center, LAPAN Executor
Johanes Manalu Remote Sensing Application Center, LAPAN Executor
Warta Doana Tarigar Ministry of Agriculture for Plantation Stakeholder
Galih Surti Ministry of Agriculture for Plantation Stakeholder
Antares Prawira Ministry of Agriculture for Plantation Stakeholder

From Technical Supporter and SAFE Secretariat

Name Affiliation Note
Dr. Wataru Takeuchi University of Tokyo Technical supporter
Dr. Soni Darwani University of Tokyo Technical supporter
Dr. Lal samarakoon GeoInformatics Center, Asian Institute of Technology Technical supporter
Dr. Shinichi Sobue JAXA SAWG co-chair
Dr. Shiro Ochi SAOC, JAXA SAFE secretariat
Dr. Masahiko Honzawa EORC, JAXA SAFE secretariat
Mr. Ko Hamamoto EORC, JAXA SAFE secretariat
Mr. Yoshinori Kobayashi JSF SAFE secretariat
Mr. Tsugito Nagano RESTEC SAFE secretariat

Photographs

Kick-off Meeting in Indonesia

Kick-off Meeting in Indonesia

Opening remarks (Ms. Parwati Sofan, LAPAN)

Opening remarks (Ms. Parwati Sofan, LAPAN)

Introduction to SAFE initiative (Mr. Ko Hamamoto, EORC, JAXA)

Introduction to SAFE initiative (Mr. Ko Hamamoto, EORC, JAXA)

Introduction to "Mapping and Monitoring Oil Palm Plantations Using Optical and SAR Space borne Data" (Ms. Ita Carolita, LAPAN)

Introduction to "Mapping and Monitoring Oil Palm Plantations Using Optical and SAR Space borne Data"
(Ms. Ita Carolita, LAPAN)

Needs from Ministry of Agriculture for Plantation (Ms. Galih Surti, MoA)

Needs from Ministry of Agriculture for Plantation (Ms. Galih Surti, MoA)

Needs from Local Government for Agriculture, West Kalimantan (Mr. Hendarto)

Needs from Local Government for Agriculture, West Kalimantan (Mr. Hendarto)

Needs from Oil Palm Research Institute, North Sumatera (Mr. Dhimas Wiratmoko)

Needs from Oil Palm Research Institute, North Sumatera (Mr. Dhimas Wiratmoko)

Needs from Ministry of Agriculture for Plantation (Ms. Galih Surti, MoA)

Needs from Oil Palm Government Company (PTPN 13), West Kalimantan (Mr. Sujud Pratomo)

Discussion

Discussion

Group Photo

Group Photo

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PALSAR-2 Training

PALSAR-2 Training

PALSAR-2 Training

PALSAR-2 Training

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