UnderGraduate Oceanography

 
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Indonesia strategic geographical conditions and the physical fact that Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world which has a sea area of 62% of the territorial area makes the coastal and marine resources as a source of foreign exchange is important and beneficial for national development. It is necessary for human resources (HR) having adequate knowledge and be able to act and contribute to the nation’s development of the maritime sector. In order to meet the HR needs established Program (PS) Oceanography in 1998.
PS curriculum Oceanographic bachelor degree (S1) is designed in eight semesters (four years) with 144 Semester Credit Units (SKS) and the new academic year Oceanography Study Program accepts students with a capacity of 35 people. The input source for Oceanography Study are high school graduates in the field of exact sciences who have a solid foundation in the fields of mathematics, physics, and natural science.
Scope of Education and Teaching

Oceanography is the study of physical processes and dynamic sea water. Experts Oceanography dedicated field studies on issues of maritime affairs in a local, regional, and global both the study of pure (pure research) and applied study to support the study of marine and coastal environment, and support the exploration of marine resources, and to support the development and application of engineering and marine technology.
The studies in Oceanography Study covers the processes of physical and dynamical seawater from theoretical level up to applications such as the dynamics of tides, ocean currents, waves, the interaction of the ocean-atmosphere, tsunami, marine ecosystem dynamics, prediction of upwelling regions for fishing ground, scour and deposition of sediments shore up the spread of oil spills and other pollutants in the sea. Regional studies were reviewed from upstream rivers, estuaries, coastal waters, and the waters of the high seas. Field observations, laboratory studies, modeling and computer simulation, as well as the application of remote sensing (remote sensing) is the main method in this science.
Research fields currently developed to support the educational process in Oceanography Study are: the dynamics of marine environment ecosystems, Alternative Energy from the Sea, marine natural disasters and related mitigation, Modelling Oceanography, Coastal Management, Application internal and acoustic waves Underwater in military sectors, and Interactions The atmosphere of the Sea.

Applications Oceanography

Use and applications of oceanographic very spacious. PS Oceanography has established partnerships with various agencies / government and private institutions in the use of the results of the study of oceanography in the waters of Indonesia in various fields such as: (1) the management of the marine environment for the pattern of ocean circulation, tides and sea transportation, mining of sand of the sea, and deployment of waste heat around the power plant; (2) marine engineering such as coastal reclamation, shoreline change, wave field around coastal structures, as well as refraction and diffraction waves; (3) natural disasters such as early warning systems and tsunami modeling; (4) ecology and environment such as nitrogen distribution and dynamics of marine ecosystems; (5) fishery: prediction of upwelling areas; (6) sea defense: internal wave and acoustic wave propagation; (7) the interaction of the atmosphere such as sea wave climate, El Niño and La Niña, etc.

Facilities and Infrastructure

The process of research and education in Oceanography Study is supported by a variety of facilities and laboratories such as:
1. Coastal Oceanography Laboratory
2. Regional and Theoretical Oceanography Laboratory
3. Laboratory Services: Computational Geosciences
4. Public Library and Information Network web based
5. Equipment surveys among others tide gauge, aquadopp current profiler, and water quality checker U10
6. A computer with LAN and Internet

Work Prospect

Oceanography Study Graduates have the opportunity to take part in the areas of: (1) education, whether in public or private universities; (2) research, such as the Agency for Marine and Fisheries Research (BRKP) Department of Marine and Fisheries (DKP), BPPT, Research Center for Oceanography LIPI, National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG), Center Air (Department PU), DISHIDROS Navy, Centre for Research and Development of Marine Geology (PPGL), BATAN, Bakosurtanal, local government, and foreign universities (al: Columbia University, USA; Kiel University and Hamburg University, Germany; Tohoku University, Hiroshima University, and Kyoto University, Japan; Utrecht University, TU Delft, WL | Delft Hydraulics, and Twente University, The Netherlands) .; (3) offshore oil exploration, for example in Pertamina and Schlumberger; (4) consultant, a.l .: in the field of environment and information technology; (5) foreign private companies and national surveys; (6) and can also work in other fields outside of Oceanography as in management, journalism, entrepreneurship, etc.

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