About Us




Our Story

Since its initiation 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 16 project sites located in 8 provinces of Indonesia, including Bali, North Sulawesi, Maluku, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, West Sumatera, Lampung, 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

Executive Director & Co-founder

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 and Co-founder

Dr. Beginer Subhan S.Pi M.Si

Dr. Beginer Subhan S.Pi M.Si

Board of Expert and Co-Founder

Dr. rer. nat Hawis Madduppa S.Pi, M.Si

Dr. rer. nat Hawis Madduppa S.Pi, M.Si

Board of Expert and Co-Founder

Paulus Prong

Paulus Prong

Board of Expert and Co-Founder

Ramadian Bachtiar

Ramadian Bachtiar

Board of Expert and Co-Founder

Ricky Soerapoetra

Ricky Soerapoetra

Board of Expert and Co-Founder

Thomas J. F. Goreau

Thomas J. F. Goreau

Scientific Advisor



Program Coordinator

I Dewa Nym Putra Yasa

I Dewa Nym Putra Yasa

Administration and Finance Officer

Our Blog & Latest News

10 Hal Menarik Mengenai Terumbu Karang

Mendengar kata ‘terumbu karang’ rasanya sudah tidak asing lagi untuk didengar. Sering kali terumbu karang ini diasosiasikan dengan keindahannya yang tiada tara. Tapi selain keindahannya, terumbu karang juga menyimpan fakta-fakta lain yang tidak kalah menarik dari sekadar penampilan fisiknya yang indah. Apa saja sih hal-hal tersebut?   1. Karang adalah hewan Banyak sekali yang masih sering keliru karena sekilas nampak seperti tumbuhan atau batu yang menetap di satu tempat. Tapi sebenarnya karang ini adalah hewan dan berdasarkan klasifikasinya termasuk ke dalam kingdom animalia. (baca: Kenalan dengan Terumbu Karang: Hewan atau...

Biorock Indonesia Joins 1% for the Planet as Nonprofit Partner

We are pleased to announce Biorock Indonesia has joined 1% for the Planet as a nonprofit partner! This partnership is intended to advance our impact as well as involve more businesses and individuals in the environmental movement.    In 2002, Yvon Chouinard and Craig Mathews, founded 1% for the Planet with the intent to help fund these diverse environmental organizations so that collectively they can be more powerful source in solving the world’s problems. By today, 1% for the Planet has more than 3000 members altogether to protect the future of our planet.   Since its initiation, Biorock Indonesia (BI) has been focusing on building the proper standards for...

Laut Penghasil 50%-80% Oksigen di Bumi

Kerap kali kita mendengar hutan sebagai paru-paru dunia yakni tempat penghasil oksigen. Tapi tahukah kamu kalau bukan hanya hutan saja yang menghasilkan oksigen berkapasitas besar melainkan laut juga bisa menghasilkan oksigen? Bahkan laut diestimasi menghasilkan oksigen mencapai 50%-80% oksigen yang ada di bumi. Sebagian besar dari oksigen yang dihasilkan laut ini berasal dari plankton. Sama seperti pohon, plankton ini juga berfotosintesis yang prosesnya menggunakan klorofil dan cahaya matahari. Plankton menyerap karbondioksida dan mengeluarkan oksigen.  Para peneliti menggunakan gambar satelit untuk memperhitungkan oksigen yang dihasilkan laut dengan melacak kegiatan...

Masa Depan Tanpa Karang: Apa yang Akan Terjadi?

Pernah terbayangkan kah atau terlintas sejenak saja di benakmu apabila di masa depan kita hidup tanpa satu pun karang? Apa yang akan terjadi? Apa saja yang berubah dengan ketiadaannya terumbu karang? Berbagai kemungkinan yang bisa terjadi ialah sebagai berikut:   Berkurangnya Oksigen secara drastis Sekitar 50%-85% oksigen yang ada di bumi ini merupakan hasil dari laut. Maka apabila tidak ada terumbu karang lagi yang sehat, akan memengaruhi kesehatan laut dan habitat-habitat lainnya sebagai penghasil oksigen. Tidak dapat makan seafood lagi Dengan terumbu karang yang punah. Ikan-ikan dan makhluk hidup lainnya tentu juga terpengaruhi, karena kehidupan mereka...

Coral Restoration: Active vs Passive

There are two types of restoration efforts when it comes to coral reefs: passive and active. Passive approach focuses on minimising the negative impacts that cause reef degradation and hoping that the ecosystem will recover by itself. This method consists of management plans to improve the environment, for instance the establishment of marine protected area (MPA), or formulation of laws that can protect marine habitat. However, depending on the condition of the coral reefs there is a chance that this is not an effective method. The magnitude of the degradation may be too high for us to just depend on natural process.   This brings us to active restoration approach....

Blue Economy

The World Bank defines Blue Economy as “sustainable of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, and ocean ecosystem health”. Blue economy includes various activities related to the ocean such as tourism, fisheries, aquaculture, and maritime transport. However, it is not limited to those activities only, there are more to do in the ocean, for instance marine biotechnology and bioprospecting, renewable offshore energy, maritime spatial planning, and waste disposal management. At a worldwide scale, the ocean economy is estimated to have a value of US$1.5 trillion/year with 350 million jobs worldwide linked to fisheries. With ¾ of its territory...

A-Z About Baby Coral

Kami sering sekali menyuarakan dan bicara tentang  adopsi baby coral. Lantas apa sebenarnya baby coral itu, dan apa pentingnya bagi kita semua?   Mari kita mulai dengan terumbu karang. Sepintas, terumbu karang nampak seperti tumbuhan (atau ada yang berpikir sebagai batu?) yang hanya menetap tidak bisa bergerak kemana-mana. Tapi sebenarnya terumbu karang termasuk ke dalam kingdom animalia, yang berarti terumbu karang merupakan hewan. (Baca lebih lengkapnya di terumbu karang:hewan atau tumbuhan?)    Terumbu karang hidup di daerah tropis hingga subtropis pada 32° lintang utara dan 32°lintang selatan, yang termasuk wilayah cakupan Indonesia. Di Indonesia sendiri...

What Corals Eats in a Day

First of all, maybe you have been watching all the trends of what I eat in a day's video. Today, we will learn what corals eat in a day.  Corals, just like humans, have a routine and what they usually consume in a day. Corals might look similar to plants, but they are animals with mouths, arms and stomachs.    Let's learn their anatomy first! A coral is a colony of many identical individual polyps and we call them coral polyps. The distant cousin of jellyfish, thousands of coral polyps can make up a coral.    A coral polyp is a cylinder-like shape surrounded by tentacles. A polyp is mostly a stomach and a mouth on top; they have arm-like tentacles to gather...

Who Lives Under the Sea? Spongebob Squarepants! Who Else? Corals!

  Apabila ditanya, “Siapa tokoh kartun yang berbentuk kotak yang tinggal di bawah laut?”             Kita akan dengan lantang menjawab, “Spongebob!”             Spongebob Squarepants adalah serial kartun yang mengangkat tokoh-tokoh ceritanya dari spesies dan biota laut yang sesungguhnya. Seperti tokoh Spongebob yang merupakan spons laut, tokoh Patrick yang ialah bintang laut, dan tokoh Mister Crab yang adalah kepiting.             Siapa lagi?             Banyak!             Tentunya jangan lupakan karang-karang yang ada dalam serial tersebut. Nah, siapa yang ingat episode Patrick tiba tiba jadi jenius karena karang otak? Karang otak memang ada, tapi aslinya berbentuk...

COP26 UN Climate Change Conference and Coral Restoration

COP26 (The 26th Conference of the Parties), also known as The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, is a conference attended by more than 190 world leaders and other representatives who would discuss climate change. This event is held in Glasgow, United Kingdom, from October 31st - November 12th, 2021, to reach an agreement on how to tackle climate change among every nation. At COP21, the Paris Agreement, every country had agreed to work as a team to retain global warming below 2 degrees, and they have committed to work on their own NDC (Nationally Determined Contribution). And now it is time to evaluate. Even though we have made progress, we still need much...

Manfaat Terumbu Karang di Kehidupan Sehari-hari: Potensi Obat-obatan

Tahukah kamu? Lebih dari setengah penelitian obat kanker terbaru berfokus pada biota laut, salah satunya terumbu karang. Terumbu karang ditemukan berpotensi menjadi obat-obatan di masa depan. Berbagai obat-obatan terbaru untuk penyakit kanker, radang sendi, infeksi...


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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