Biorock Technology is a tried and tested cost effective method for coral restoration and preservation. In this course, each participant will understand the full cycle and complete process of restoring coral reefs using the Biorock Technology. This one day course shall be conducted by experts from Biorock(R) Indonesia



Komang Astika

Komang Astika

Coral Reef Restoration Technical Expert

Komang started his career in the Diving Industry since 1998 and is a Scuba Diving Instructor for open water and advance level. His skills and knowledge on Biorock technology was acquired directly from Prof. Wolf Hilbertz and Dr. Tom Goreau.

Currently, he is working as a Project Manager based in Pemuteran’s Biorock Centre, leading 3 staffs. Komang’s expertise lies on the technical aspect of coral reef restoration and training the local team. He has managed over 20 Biorock projects in different locations. He has become a part of a community who understands the great impact of coral reef restoration to our marine ecosystem.

Apart from his involvement with Biorock Indonesia, he also manages  his own homestay which is close to a Biorock project in Pemuteran Village.

Beginer Subhan, M.Si

Beginer Subhan, M.Si

Tropical Coral Reef & Scientific Expert

Begin is a Marine Biology Lecturer and Researcher from Bogor Agricultural University. He is one of two trainers in Indonesia for Coral Identification Method using Coral Finder or Coral ID.He obtain the accreditation from The Coral Identification Capacity Building Program (CICBP) held by Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area Network (FLMMA) and partners in 2012. He already held several coral finder training and workshop in many areas in Indonesia.

Currently, Begin is actively engaged in Scientific Diving campaign, a program encouraging the use of  Scuba Diving skills for scientific activities. He is also responsible for the design, analysis and publication of scientific research on Biorock Projects.


Prawita Tasya Karissa

Prawita Tasya Karissa

National Coordinator and Project Planning

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 organised by the Society Ecological Restoration in Merida, Mexico in 2011. Her research was also published in “Innovative Methods of Marine Restoration”.

Presently, she leads all Biorock Indonesia’s projects, in conjunction with her team and partners, from survey to planning and from installation to maintenance.

Course Outline and Agenda

09:00 – 12:00 Biorock Method Introduction Presentation, Demonstration on Making Biorock System

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:30 Dive Tour on Biorock Structures and Observing Biorock Reaction

15:30 – 17:00 Wash up, Closing Discussion & Remarks



Benefits of Attending

  • Learn how to restore and preserve coral reefs thru Biorock® Method
  • Learn how to evaluate a location’s suitability for reef restoration
  • Understand the step by step process to achieve coral reef’s full growth potential
  • Understand the importance of community participation on coral reef preservation and restoration


Who Should Attend

  • Government and Ministries
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Tourism Companies
  • Non-profit Organisations
  • Private Businesses
  • Philanthropist
  • Local Communities and Villages
  • Diving Schools
  • Naturalists
  • Scientists
  • Students

What Equipment Will You Use?

  • Basic SCUBA Diving (provided)
  • Biorock® Structure and Electrical Connection (provided)
  • Construction Gloves (provided)
  • Underwater camera (not provided, participant should bring their own)
  • Slate/ Underwater notes (provided)




Coral Finder Underwater Book. Small magnifying glass and ruler are included



Sponsor a Baby Coral for covering Growing and Maintenance Cost, and you will get your name attached to Biorock Structure