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 Karya Island area, the island that used to be only focused for government and police office 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 concern of conservation and sustainability in marine biodiversity.
Beside that, they also discussed about plastic pollution and its solutions. Pablo as one of Leiden University student, shared to the regent about 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 next couple days. The students will present their activities result on ISMART (International Science and Mathematics Academics Research Talks) on 23 January 2020 at Multidisciplinary Building FMIPA UI.