About Us

 

 

 

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

Kenalan dengan Terumbu Karang: Hewan atau Tumbuhan?

Terumbu karang merupakan organisme yang hidup di laut. Sebagian besar orang pasti pernah mendengar tentang terumbu karang. Tapi, apa sih sebenarnya terumbu karang itu?. Apakah terumbu karang merupakan tumbuhan? hewan? atau hanya sekumpulan bebatuan yang ada di dasar laut?. Supaya kamu bisa mengetahui tentang terumbu karang lebih mendalam, yuk simak penjelasan tentang terumbu karang berikut ini. Terumbu Karang: Organisme Laut yang Bikin Salah Paham Bukan hanya manusia, ternyata terumbu karang juga bisa membuat organisme lainnya— termasuk manusia— salah paham. Sebagian berpendapat terumbu karang adalah hewan dan sebagian lainnya berpendapat bahwa terumbu karang adalah...

My Internship Experience with Biorock® Indonesia

You know you’ve had a good experience when it’s hard to say goodbye. This is exactly how I feel now that my internship with Biorock® Indonesia has come to an end! For as long as I can remember, I have loved sharks. Following a dream to swim with them back in 2017, I travelled from Canada to Australia where I worked for four months until finally, I was able to spend 3 days scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. With sharks on my mind, I didn’t spend too much time considering what the reefs might look like. I assumed, and took for granted, that they would be vibrant and Finding Nemo-like. I was wrong. The saddening state of the Reef became immediately apparent,...

Dua Bulan Bersama Biorock Indonesia

Salah satu kewajiban mahasiswa semester akhir di kampus saya sebelum mengerjakan skripsi adalah melaksanakan magang, termasuk bagi saya mahasiswa Ilmu Komunikasi yang sedang menempuh semester delapan. Durasi magang ditentukan oleh kebijakan masing-masing jurusan, kebijakan jurusan saya minimal pelaksanaan magang adalah dua bulan, waktu yang tidak bisa dibilang sebentar. Di jurusan Ilmu Komunikasi, mahasiswa diberi kebebasan untuk memilih tempat magang, dengan regulasi tidak boleh ada lebih dari dua orang yang melaksanakan magang di tempat, instansi, atau perusahaan yang sama. Regulasi ini tentu membuat mahasiswa harus se-kreatif mungkin mencari tempat magang yang ingin...

BIOROCK SAVES BLEACHING CORALS AGAIN

October 1 2020 Komang Astika & Tom Goreau Biorock Indonesia Pemuteran, Bali, Indonesia Corals growing on Biorock reefs in Indonesia that survived severe 2016 bleaching, and bleached again completely in 2020, have now fully recovered. Bleaching on Biorock was noticeably less, recovery faster, and mortality much less than on nearby reefs. In contrast to almost complete survival on Biorock reefs, most corals on nearby reefs bleached and died, as seen previously during severe bleaching mortality events in the Maldives (1998), Thailand (2010), and Indonesia (2016), Below are photos taken by Komang Astika at the Karang Lestari Biorock Project at Pemuteran, Bali, taken...

Luhut Minta Anak Muda Perbaiki 204 Hektar Terumbu Karang Nusa Dua Untuk Kembalikan Kejayaan Tempo Dulu

Terumbu karang di Nusa Dua merupakan salah satu dari tiga pilar pembentuk ekosistem laut Nusa Dua, dua diantaranya yaitu lamun dan mangrove. Dalam konteks perikanan, manusia dan ekosistem adalah dua hal yang harus seimbang. Dimana jika salah satu aspek terganggu maka aspek lainnya akan ikut terganggu. Saat ini, keadaan terumbu karang di Nusa Dua sudah rusak dan sulit untuk di rehabilitasi. Dulu saat sore air surut, banyak masyarakat mencari gurita kecil atau biasa disebut kuku manuk oleh masyarakat sekitar dengan hasil yang sangat banyak. Namun belakangan ini masyarakat merasakan dampak dari kerusakan ekosistem terumbu karang. Menurut Mangku Made Wijana yang hampir...

The Status of Coral Reefs’ Anthropogenic Stressors in Indonesia 2019

Following our previous blog post on the 2019 Indonesian Coral Reef Status http://www.biorock-indonesia.com/the-status-of-coral-reefs-in-indonesia-2019/ , this blog post is all about highlighting the importance of minimizing the anthropogenic stressors that are still widespread in 2019. Anthropogenic Stressors The anthropogenic stressors in Indonesia include land-based pollution, coastal development and tourism, blast fishing and mining. As we can see in these figures, coastal development and tourism is the one factor that is present throughout the Indonesian archipelago. Land-based pollution and mining activities are only present in small regions. However, these are...

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 SAVES BLEACHING CORALS AGAIN

October 1 2020 Komang Astika & Tom Goreau Biorock Indonesia Pemuteran, Bali, Indonesia Corals growing on Biorock reefs in Indonesia that survived severe 2016 bleaching, and bleached again completely in 2020, have now fully recovered. Bleaching on Biorock was...

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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