Researchers of CRS-ITB, including Prof. Ketut Wikantika, Dr. Fenny Dwivany and Dr. Husna Nugrahapraja, has recently participated in the Australia-Indonesia Science Symposium 2016 held in Canberra, Australia. The symposium was held at the famous Australian Academy of Science’s Shine Dome, back in 28 November – 1 December 2016.
Our researchers mainly contributed in the Agriculture Session. Dr. Fenny Dwivany moderated the agriculture session, with Prof. Ketut Wikantika delivering a presentation entitled “Indonesian Agriculture in Remote Sensing and GIS Perspective”.
The Australia-Indonesia Science Symposium seeks to promote scientific collaboration and exchange, and strengthen people-to-people links between the two countries. The Symposium builds on existing links and partnerships between Australian and Indonesian scientists, universities and public research institutions.
The Symposium will bring together members of the Australian and Indonesian scientific academies, early and mid-career researchers, and government agencies. In addition to public events showcasing scientific research, the event will include in-depth exchanges between Australian and Indonesian scientists working on questions of common concern. Researchers from both countries will also be able to explore opportunities for research funding, discuss career pathways in science, and examine the challenges in linking science to policy.
The Symposium is jointly organised by the Australian Academy of Science, the Indonesian Academy of Sciences, the Australian Early- and Mid-Career Researcher Forum, and the Indonesian Young Academy of Science with the support of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Knowledge Sector Initiative.