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Our Story

Since its establishment in 2015, Biorock Indonesia (BI) has been focusing on building the proper standards for the implementation of its technology in Indonesia. The organization has developed two key programs, including assistance for partner organization in biorock development and public engagement through volunteering, internship and research programs.

So far, BI has developed 14 project sites located in 6 provinces of Indonesia, including Bali, North Sulawesi, Maluku, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara and DKI Jakarta and has reached several national and international governmental level milestones.

 

 

 

Partnership with UNDP Indonesia in blue economy execution

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invited as the UN Ocean Conference Speaker in New York 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invited as the UN Ocean Day UNESCAP 2019

 

 

 

 

Finalist Tourism for Tomorrow “INNOVATION” by World Travel and Tourism Council

 

 

 

 

 

Biorock Included as Recommended Restoration Technology in Government Regulation

 

 

 

 

Coral Reef Restoration Guidelines from Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries 2015

 

Part of Women’s Earth Alliance 2019

 

Involved in Blue Economy Catalyzator in Archipelagic and Island States Forum

Who We Are

Our Team & Leadership

Prawita Tasya Karissa

Prawita Tasya Karissa

DIrector

Tasya has been involved with Biorock since 2003 when she got the opportunity to study the Biorock technology directly from the inventors, Prof. Wolf Hilbertz and Dr. Tom Goreau. Her university thesis on Application of Biorock to Pearl Oyster Juvenile, Pinctada Maxima was presented worldwide during a conference organized by the Society Ecological Restoration in Merida, Mexico in 2011. Her research was also published in “Innovative Methods of Marine Restoration”.

Apart from Biorock, she also has a strong background in climate change as she worked as a Consultant for Clean Development Mechanism for five years. She is also an expert in community involvement strategy and managing Non-Profit organizations. Tasya worked previously at the Child Protection NGO and Bird Conservation Foundation in administration and management capacities. Presently, she leads all Biorock Indonesia’s projects, in conjunction with her team and partners, from survey to planning and from installation to maintenance.

Tasya is an advocate for women empowerment and equality. As a leader and a mother of three young children, she would sometimes carry her kids in her projects to involve them even at a very young age.

Komang Astika

Komang Astika

Board of Expert

Beginer Subhan

Beginer Subhan

Board of Expert

Dr. Hawis Madduppa

Dr. Hawis Madduppa

Board of Expert

Paulus Prong

Paulus Prong

Board of Expert

Ramadian Bachtiar

Ramadian Bachtiar

Board of Expert

Ricky Soerapoetra

Ricky Soerapoetra

Project Development Director

Thomas J. F. Goreau

Thomas J. F. Goreau

Scientific Advisor

Nyoman

Nyoman

Program Officer

Kadek Ira Maresa

Kadek Ira Maresa

Operational Assistant

Ni Kadek Ayudiah Natalia

Ni Kadek Ayudiah Natalia

Communication & Partnership Leader

Sandhi Raditya

Sandhi Raditya

Maluku Project Staff Manager

Lovinus

Lovinus

Maluku Project Staff

Gerald Istia

Gerald Istia

Maluku Project Staff

Khairul Anam

Khairul Anam

Lampung Project Staff

I Dewa Nym Putra Yasa

I Dewa Nym Putra Yasa

Administration Officer

Our Blog & Latest News

Youth Voice – ICRG 2020

Youth Voice – ICRG sebagai wadah bagi suara generasi muda untuk berperan dalam konservasi terumbu karang yang berkelanjutan di Indonesia Coral Reef Garden-Nusa Dua   Nusa Dua, Bali (19/08). Indonesia yang terletak di segitiga terumbu karang dunia, memiliki 569 jenis karang, terbesar di seluruh dunia. Terumbu karang Indonesia mencakup 17.95 % luasan terumbu karang dunia (Spalding et al., 2001) dan lebih dari 36 % mengalami kerusakan (LIPI, 2018).   “Pertumbuhkan karang disini sebesar 50-60% karena perawatan kurang, padahal indonesia punya kontribusi 75-80% karbon kredit itu berasal dari Gambut, mangrove, hutan, terumbu karang dan rumput laut” Ungkap Luhut B...

Internship stories – Kelly

Author: Kelly Nolan This past month, I have had the privilege of working with the amazing team at Biorock Indonesia. With my coworkers all stationed 16,000 km away in Bali, I sat at my desk in New Jersey while I completed my set tasks for each day.  Although I currently live in New Jersey, USA, I recently graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Environmental Science and Policy. Growing up in a small beach town, I felt drawn to the ocean and decided to pursue a future career in the environmental field. After graduating college, I was ready to begin working on the environmental issues that mean the most to me.  I fell in love with marine conservation...

The Status of Coral Reefs in Indonesia 2019

Author: Summer Taylor What is the health condition of coral reefs across Indonesia? Indonesia sits almost perfectly in the middle of the Coral Triangle, which is famously home to the highest marine biodiversity on the planet. Naturally, this has led to Indonesia becoming a key hotspot for marine monitoring and research, especially of coral reefs. Corals, however, are slow-growing creatures so quantifying their health and growth at any given time can be difficult! Therefore, the key to successful coral reef monitoring is long-term datasets. These datasets, spanning upwards of 10 years, can show trends which answer some of the most important coral ecosystem health...

Women: The Answer to All Sustainable Development Goals

Written by Prawita Tasya Karissa Executive Director and Co-Founder Biorock IndonesiaIf you a woman, or you live with a woman, perhaps you heard these dialogues many times."My family prefer a son than a daughter." "I want to pursue my dream, but my parents forced me to marry before I'm 25." "After I got married and having kids, I'm just somebody's wife and mom."Things are difficult for women. We often blame for something we do, or for something we don't do. We are blamed for our clothes, and we are blamed for not being professional or committed to work just like men did. And things will be more extreme when you are a woman, and you are a grass-root environment leader....

Biorock beach regeneration expands

Thomas J. F. Goreau, PhDPresident, Global Coral Reef AllianceScientific Advisor, Biorock IndonesiaThe severely eroded beach at Pulau Gangga Resort, North Sulawesi, Indonesia that was naturally regenerated at record rates with Biorock Anti Wave (BAW) reefs (Goreau & Prong, 2017) continued to grow throughout 2018, even through the monsoon season when they normally would have eroded. A second set of BAW reefs on another side of the island grew back an additional severely eroded beach within months of installation, during the monsoon erosion season on that side of the island. Coral, barnacle, oyster, sea urchin, crab, fish populations, and seagrass and sand-producing...

Biorock Indonesia Now Accepting Volunteer and Interns in Bali

So you were reading an article on the internet or social media post about award-winning community-based Coral Reef Restoration in The Island of Gods, Bali. You probably picture yourself as coral reef warriors working with SCUBA diving equipment with white sand beach and blue ocean. Then after several dive, you are taking a break sipping a cold beer in the middle of hot and humid weather in Bali. Unfortunately, you still reading this article on your campus or workplace without knowing how to make it come true.Good news for you, Biorock Indonesia now accepting volunteers and interns from all over the world. The volunteer and Internship program allows everybody to...

Recharging Indonesian marine biodiversity

Ditulis oleh Thomas J. F. Goreau, PhD Indonesia has the largest and most biodiverse coral reefs, mangroves, and seagrasses of any country in the world. Sadly, all are under severe pressure. Around 95% of the coral reefs have been badly damaged or degraded from bombing, poisons, soil runoff, sewage and chemical pollution, new diseases, and bleaching caused by global warming. More than half the mangroves have been cut and dredged out for shrimp ponds, around half of which have been abandoned due to shrimp diseases. Their loss is causing severe coastal flooding in adjacent, now unprotected, land, such as Jakarta, North Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan, and across South East...

Biorock Barong And Rangda reef installed in honor of Agung Prana

Written by Thomas J. F. Goreau, PhD The late Agung Prana, a leader of Balinese ecotourism, was commemorated by installation of a Biorock reef shaped like the quintessential Balinese mythological figures, Barong and Rangda, at the Pemuteran Sea Festival on December 14, 2018. ~ Agung Prana Agung Prana pioneered Pemuteran development based on traditional Balinese philosophy of balance and harmony between humans and nature. His goal was to preserve natural beauty for a serene tourism experience, and regenerating coral reefs was part of that vision. Pemuteran’s peace was the opposite of the constant hustle and bustle in densely crowded tourist areas in the south of Bali,...

Updates on Biorock Ambon project

Written by Thomas J. F. Goreau, PhD Today the Biorock Indonesia team, led by Komang Astika and Sandhi Raditya, placed the three new Biorock reefs installed yesterday under power in the Inner Ambon Bay. All are now working, along with the 5 Biorock reefs previously installed, a church, a mosque and the three part symbol of Pertamina, the sponsor of the project. The new structures are shaped like the spices Ambon was famous for exporting in colonial days, the nutmeg and the clove, and the traditional symbol of Ambon, the Halaloe or Nunusaku. ~ Simplified Nunusaku We would like to thank the hard working Biorock Ambon team: Ruselan Sudharna, Gerald Istia, Christian...

6 reasons why Biorock is more desirable than other methods

According to the large Indonesian language dictionary (Kbbi), "rehabilitation" means the restoration of position (country name) first (original). But sadly, in the context of rehabilitation of coral reefs, translate coral transplants only. If it is actually broader. Biorock methods differ due to the following factors: may be applied in many environmental conditions If the second method of finding environmental conditions is still very good, the second case in the Biorock method. Biorock can be applied to the environment, the state of the water is suspicious or bersedimentasi. Biorock can also put a close settlement or that much though, because the process of...

Meet Our Special Guest, Alexandra Cousteau!

Stemming from our patented Biorock® technology, our innovative and scientifically sound approach to coral reef restoration across Indonesia has ignited international interest in our NGO. Lucky for us, the unique experiences offered at Biorock® Indonesia, including our...

Regenerative Development to Reverse Climate Change at UN

Large Scale Regenerative Development to Reverse Climate Change was discussed for the first time at the United Nations Oceans Conference in New York, June 5-9. A common look at today's beach in Indonesia: Plastic trash everywhere. Picture by Oka Dwi P. The World’s...

Pemuteran Biorock Projects Honored at UN World Oceans Day Celebration in New York: Indonesia Ministries Support Grass Roots Coral Reef Restoration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tasya Karissa (Mrs) biorockindonesia@gmail.com +6285718295698   Komang Astika from Yayasan Karang Lestari Teluk Pemuteran joint panel with Arif Havas Oegroseno from the Coordinating Maritime Affairs Ministry and Suseno Sukoyono from...

A Balinese Villager Seeking Solutions on World Ocean Problems with Policy Makers and Scientist at UN Ocean Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tasya Karissa (Mrs) biorockindonesia@gmail.com +6285718295698   We transformed an environmental disaster to sustainable community tourism in Bali" says Komang Astika from Yayasan Karang Lestari Teluk Pemuteran, Bali, Indonesia -...

Coral transplantation, Restoring Seabed Beauty

BALI, KOMPAS.com - Transplantation of coral reefs has become a powerful way to restore the beauty of the underwater damaged by over-exploitation. In addition to being beautiful and attracting tourists, healthy reefs also restore balance to the ecosystem. To achieve...

Biorock in Buleleng

Announcers: By I Made Tirthayasa Singaraja (ANTARA) - The government of Buleleng applying technology "Biorock" to conserve coral reefs in the waters of the northern island of Bali. "In addition to Biorock technology, we also perform transplantation techniques and...

Pemuteran, From Fisherman Village to The International Tourism Village

"FIRST, in the 1980s the villagers of Pemuteran often damage the reefs. Understandably, the livelihoods of fishermen. " That is an expression of the Supreme Kertiyasa, one of the lads from the village of Pemuteran, Buleleng, Bali, when starting the story of coastal...

Unique Coral Reef Shape in Buleleng

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Buleleng Bali Dive Festival will be held on October 23 to 26 in the village of Pemuteran, Buleleng, Bali. The event consists of various activities of sea travel, culinary, art and culture. As the name implies, one of the activities is to dive...

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