Programme Director : Dr. Deddy Setiapermana
Participating Research Centers : Research Center for Geotechnology, Research Center for Oceanography, Research Center for Limnology, Research Center for Population, Research Center for Physics, Research Center for Calibration, Instrumentation and Metrology, Research Center for Informatics and Computer.
This research programme gives the attention on the climate change and disaster risks reduction by means of field observations, laboratory experimentation, modeling – simulation, scenarios development, development of guidelines and action oriented activities to improve community preparedness to mitigate and adapt the potential risks as well as opportunity. It will be closely link with the previous programme and will inspire the direction, content and the details of the other four research programmes.
The scope of this programme will have a wide spectrum, from the hazards identification, through vulnerability and risks assessment, up to the policy and practical recommendation of mitigation and adaptation of the climate change and disaster impacts. Emphasis will be given to vulnerability and risks assessment of both climate change and disasters driven changes.
Research interest includes assessment of climate change and disaster risks on vulnerable environment and communities and the corresponding infrastructures, economic configuration, political and institutional set up, and even their cultural barriers that may hinder the adaptive strategy and implementation. Interdisciplinary research on preparedness towards the future shock as part of the mitigation and adaptation strategy and measures to climate change and disaster risks rank high on the list. Green solution like local based sustainable energy provision for community and economic development of remote and off-grid areas will also be of great interest. The interplay between landform changes, greenhouse emission and community livelihood are also considered to be of importance. This programme will need a proportional involvement of earth and aquatic sciences, life sciences as well as social – humanity sciences and engineering sciences. The programme will mainly be addressing issues at regional to sub regional down to living environment scales. It invoke a dynamic transcendency of fundamental and advanced research and applied and policy research.