Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) is one of the leading universities in Indonesia that focuses on agriculture and forestry. IPB has conducted various studies related to food security and environments, including agriculture, forestry, and climate. IPB has worked collaboratively with various public and private agencies including the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (LAPAN) that has been initiated since 2010. This alliance has been created to carry out satellite technology development in order to support food security and environmental monitoring.
Lilik Budi Prasetyo is Professor in Landscape Ecology, and Head of Environmental Analysis & Spatial Modelling at Dept. Forest Resources, Conservation & Ecotourism, at Bogor Agricultural University. He is also coordinator of working group of Lapan-IPB satellite (LAPAN A3). His principal research interests is in the application of Remote Sensing & Geographical Information System for Forest Conservation. His research is often related to landscape ecology especially species distribution model, biodiversity indicator, land use & land cover changes, forest monitoring, carbon sequestration and REDD+. He had been employed by several institution such as Biotrop, GIZ, WWF, TNC, IFAC and some public consultants. As guest researcher, he visited The Tokyo University, Tsukuba University & Vikki Tropical Forest Research Institute of Helsinki University. His working has been presented in seminar/workshop and published in several national & international journals.
Yudi Setiawan graduated from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) in Soil Science in 2001. He continued his study at the University of Tsukuba, Japan and got M.Sc (2010) and Ph.D (2013) in Environmental Science. He had been a postdoctoral fellow at Nihon University, Japan, from 2013 to 2014. This was a post-doctoral research in the study entitled Spatio-temporal variation of carbon budget in Arctic pedosphere concerned with the prediction of global climate change. From 2014-2015 he has been working as a remote sensing specialist on land change detection at UNDP-REDD Indonesia. He has developed a novel method for the change detection, and it should be applicable in the development of a near-real time deforestation detection system for Indonesia. He is presently a lecturer at Department of Forest Resources Conservation and Ecotourism, Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) and researcher in the Centre for Environmental Research, Bogor Agricultural University (PPLH-IPB). He is also a member of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and Japan Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (JSPRS). His main research is in the area of remote-sensing for forestry, land use science, image processing and ecological modelling.
Desi Suyamto is Bachelor of Science on Forestry, graduated from Bogor Agricultural University in 1995, whose primary research interest is on spatial modelling, using either system dynamics or agent-based modelling paradigms. He has developed and evaluated some spatially explicit models of land change. Prominent scientists influencing his modelling works are among others: Prof. Meine Van Noordwijk, Prof. Herman Hank Shugart, Dr. Luis García Barrios, and Dr. Louis Lebel. He formerly worked as researcher for some research institutions, including: BIOTROP, ICRAF, and CIFOR. Publications of his works can be found in https://goo.gl/1GVxgt, https://goo.gl/MKWivQ, or https://goo.gl/q4MKz9.
Arif Kurnia Wijayanto is a fresh graduate of Master of Science in information technology for natural resources management, Bogor Agricultural University. His bachelor degree is from Agricultural Engineering from the same university. He is now being a researcher staff in the Center for Environmental Research, Institute of Research and Community Development, in the university. His duty is to manage IT infrastructure for various online scientific journal, and develop and manage online system for LAPAN-IPB Satellite (LAPAN A3), a micro experimental satellite developed by Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space. He has contributed to several research & projects activities related to the information technology for agriculture and natural resources management.