Wednesday, January 15th, 2020, regent of Jakarta Thousand Islands, Drs. Husein Murad, M. Si. welcomed the group of Winter School Program 2020. Murad invited them to see the Karya Island area, the island that used to be only focused for government and police officials in Seribu Islands, but now they develop it to be opened for public visitors.
Along the Cikaya Beach in Karya Island, Yasman as the leader of the Winter School Program 2020 from FMIPA UI also explained about activities of the program would be some researches and socialization around Pramuka and Panggang Islands as its purpose is the concern of conservation and sustainability in marine biodiversity.
Besides that, they also discussed plastic pollution and its solutions. Pablo as one of Leiden University student shared with the regent about the canal for waste management in Amsterdam and also the regent shared about is the condition Seribu Islands.
Murad said “It’s such an honor to welcome winter school program that arranged by excellent universities. This is the chance and also challenge for us to develop and conserve our area as the center of marine biodiversity in Jakarta.”
Winter school program 2020 will continue the activities in Thousand Islands for the next couple of days. The students will present their activities result on ISMART (International Science and Mathematics Academics Research Talks) on 23rd January 2020 at Multidisciplinary Building FMIPA UI.