Posted by: Hendra Siry | 5 November, 2008

Indonesia`s navy, BMG sign joint cooperation charter

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Indonesian Navy and the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG) are signing Joint Cooperation Charter on the use and development of meteorology, climatology, air quality, and geophysics.

The charter is signed by chief of Indonesian Navy, Admiral Tedjo Edhy Purdijanto, and the chairman of BMG, Sriworo Budianti Harijono, here Wednesday.

“The Navy sees the need to cooperate with the BMG to synergyze and optimalize resources in both institutions,” said Admiral Tedjo.

According to the chief, datas about weather and field of operation was important to formulate needed action. The data, he said, was basic need to people working in marine field. Not only it supported the national development in marine sector but it could also be used as mitigation for natural disaster in coastal area.

The Navy has an authority and responsibility to prevent or warn people about weather condition, possible high wave, and storm which could danger sea voyages.

Therefore, he said, the navy need to cooperate with BMG as institutions which provide informations about meteorology and geophysics.

“We expect the signing of joint cooperation can synergyzed all potentials inside both institutions in the future,” he said.

The Joint Charter covers four points. First, the use of potential resources in both institutions. Second, research and development of knowledge and technology in the field of meteorology and geophysics.

Third, the implementation of research product and the development of technology and knowledge. The last point is the use of infrastructure in both institutions for educational, research and development purpose in order to transfer technology and service.

Meanwhile, chairman of BMG, Sriworo B Harijono, expected the signing could be responded through concrete actions to reach main objectives of the cooperation.

Furthermore, both institutions would arrange cooperation contract involving representatives from the Navy and BMG within six months after the signing of Joint Cooperation Charter. The contract will be adjusted to the need, duty and function of each agency.


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