Penginderaan Jauh Untuk Penganggulangan Bencana


  • Priyadi Kardono Deputi Bidang Survey dan Sumberdaya Bakosurtanal
  • Sridewanto Edi P


data, disaster management, remote sensing


Indonesia is a wide country with many islands that have different topographies. Conditions of geography and topography of Indonesia become one of obstacles in capturing impacted situations of a site after being struck by a disaster. As a disaster occurs, the data is an important component needed to overcome affected people and areas. Decision making based on data that is accurate and rapid is required in immediate time when disasters occur. So that, obtaining data are important steps in order to support in decision making process.

Meanwhile, conditions in field sometimes do not allow for accessing directly whole data taken from the disaster sites. One of reasons is that distances between decision makers and the sites are possibly considered as barrier. Whereas the data needed covers disaster sites, scope of damages, landscapes, and etc. Related with this background, a technology is required in order to make decision that can be conducted quickly without observing directly in the fields. Remote sensing as a science and technology has proven that it is capable to provide needs on capturing situations in remote affected areas.

Remote sensing data can also be utilized for the implementation of disaster preparedness or early warning, and in time of disaster, emergency response until the stages of rehabilitation and reconstruction. Besides, benefit of remote sensing is to provide precision and accuracy of data. The data can be compared with the previous data based on time (temporal). So that organizations related with disaster management can take decisions based on the availability of the obtained data.

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