Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Establishing connections in Kupang

After arriving in Kupang we established many important connections for the project.  First, I was invited to meet the dean and professors in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the Universitas Nusa Cendana.  They were pleased to have us visit and invited us to install one of the stations on campus (our first station in Indonesia is sited !!).

Our BMKG colleagues from the Kupang office showed us their magnetic observatory and the BATI seismic station outside of town.  BATI is a CTBTO seismic station that is installed in a Japanese bunker from WWII.  The sensor is about 30 meters inside of a hill on a 3 meter platform.

WWII bunker entrance to the BATI station
Trillium sensor inside the vault.
Entrance to the station

Communication of the seismic data.
After visiting the BMKG Kupang office to make final plans for our deployment in NTT then we got to meet Governor Frans Lebu Raya of NTT (East Nusa Tenggara). He was very kind to invite us to his residence for tea.
In the governor's palace in Kupang. From left: Prof. Satria Bijaksana (ITB), me, Gov. Raya, Pak. Sugeng (BMKG-Jakarata), Pak Sudaryano (BMKG), and Pak Tyastama (BMKG).

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