After successfully creating and releasing the Covid-19 Online Map Distribution or called SiCovid-19 on March 19, 2020, Ardiansyah FMIPA UI Researcher and his team are a combination of the University of Indonesia (UI) Experts and Research Team (UI) under the coordination of the Directorate of Innovation and Science Techno Park UI was partnered with the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) to collaborate in developing the InaRISK Portal.
The data and engine developed by the UI on the SiCovid-19 portal will be used by the InaRISK Portal to reduce the disaster risk index.
In addition, UI researchers are also doing two developments on SiCovid-19. The first development is the development of outreach maps and the average travel time of the people towards a national referral hospital. This map can show which areas are not well served, viewed from the time taken to the national referral hospital.
The second development, namely NO2 Concentration Analysis to determine whether physical distancing and working from home are effective in suppressing people mobility.
InaRISK Portal (http://inarisk.bnpb.go.id/) is a portal owned by BNPB to assess risk and provide an overview of the scope of disaster threat areas and affected populations to reduce the disaster risk index.
SiCovid-19 innovator, Ardiansyah, who is also a researcher at the FMIPA UI geography department said, “The data used by InaRISK is the same data as SiCovid-19 data, we provide a model builder that can be used to generate the model. We give the engine to BNPB so that BNPB can immediately update the data both for people who are positively infected by Covid-19, Patients Under Supervision (PDP) and Insiders Monitoring (ODP) “.
SiCovid-19 is a webGIS portal by the joint work of UI researchers that has the ability to map the population infected with Covid-19, the distribution of positive patient locations infected with Covid-19, and assist the government in mapping areas prone to new cases of infection (https://sicovid19-geography-ui.hub.arcgis.com/).
Vice Rector for Research and Innovation Prof. Dr. rer nat. Abdul Haris added, “UI will continue to support the Government in facing the global pandemic that occurs by presenting a team of Experts and researchers in helping control the spread of the Covid-19 virus”.