SCHOLAR REEF 2020

 

Youth is the future of sustainable coral conservation

Indonesia has 2,5 million hectares of coral reefs but more than 30% are destroyed. Even though hundred billions rupiah of budget spent for restoration and conservation, there is no public report on the impact and the coral reefs status has not changed over 10 years

Why Scholar Reef?

 Monitoring coral reef status and trends is essential to better inform science, management and policy. Scholar Reef program is a solution to do data evaluation and prepare Indonesian youth as future coral protectors and push the government to evaluate the current coral restoration program so coral restoration makes a significant impact.

 

Scholar Reef 2020

is a program for 12 Indonesian youth to increase their skills and portfolio in coral reef restoration monitoring. They will measure coral restoration impacts in marine environment, socio economic, and communicate the result to spread the awareness on the importance of sustainable coral reef restoration.

SCHOLAR REEF will be held at 3 Biorock Indonesia sites in Bali and Ambon. As for those who cannot participate in this program but are interested in learning the module, Biorock Indonesia created a platform called the International Community Scholar Reef to access the module online.

About The Program

Citizen Scientist

Scholar Reefs are for everyone with various education background and expertise but passionate about conservation and want to develop knowledge on research and Coral Reef Conservation especially if you are living near our sites. Let’s join the program! 

Conservation For Generation To Come

Youth have a big role to play and contribution in environmental and conservation efforts that will improve livelihoods. Youth have more energy, creativity and power to change! You are the change maker and initiator on your communities, let’s develop your essential skills through this program. The time is yours now!

Women Is The Future

We believe women has important roles for coral conservation. Women’s particular roles and responsibilities within the household, community, and society lead women to develop unique knowledge related to biodiversity, shaped by their specific needs and priorities but the roles of women have been degraded because of the oppression created by patriarchy system, Now It’s time to break the barrier! We call you the future leader of community to join our Program.

Scholar Reef Curriculum

We create communicative modules for young #futurecoralprotector to enhance your research skills and gaining more insights about Coral Rehabilitation. The modules created by experts in fields of Conservation and Social Science. You will also learn how to communicate your ideas through creating Blog, Vlog, and spread engaging message through social media.

Coral Conservation

You will learn about Coral Reef and Shore Monitoring Technique and how to use it in planning and evaluate a Restoration Project

 

 

Socio Economy

You will learn about Socio Economy fisheries, Community Development and Anthropology. 

 

 

 

Communication Skills 

You will learn about how to deliver your publication on social media using Vlog and Blog and how to communicate and engage with audience in fun and effective way. 

 

MEET THE 12 LOCAL SCHOLAR REEF 2020

Meet the selected participant of future coral protectors. They are young #citizenscientist from various educational background who have high passion and interest for creating sustainable coral reefs conservation from across Indonesia, and 50% of participant are women. They are ready to be the frontline on sustainable coral conservation to create healthy reefs for generation to come

Ade Gde Tangkas Vahyu Arya

Ade Gde Tangkas Vahyu Arya

Marine Biology Student

Ecology Team of Pemuteran, Bali

Rim Karlina Br Tarigan

Rim Karlina Br Tarigan

Bachelor of Marine Biology

Ecology Team of Pemuteran, Bali

I Wayan Dodo Saputra

I Wayan Dodo Saputra

Marine Biology Student

Socio Economy Team of Pemuteran, Bali

Komang Shinta Praptini Putri

Komang Shinta Praptini Putri

Marine Biology Student

Socio Economy Team of Pemuteran, Bali

Fany Aljihad

Fany Aljihad

Biology Student

Socio Economy Team of Ambon, Maluku

Ibrahim Bambang Marasabessy

Ibrahim Bambang Marasabessy

Engineering Student

Socio Economy Team of Ambon, Maluku

Stella Marceline Joice Kaiya

Stella Marceline Joice Kaiya

Marine Biology Student

Ecology Team of Ambon, Maluku

Prandito Simanjuntak

Prandito Simanjuntak

Marine Biology Student

Ecology Team of Ambon, Maluku

Komang Widiadnyana

Komang Widiadnyana

Biology Student

Ecology Team of Nusa Dua, Bali

Yolla Jessika

Yolla Jessika

Marine Biology Student

Ecology Team of Nusa Dua, Bali

Muhammad Rizal

Muhammad Rizal

Marine Biology Student

Socio Economy Team of Nusa Dua, Bali

Ni Wayan Kartika Simastuti

Ni Wayan Kartika Simastuti

Bachelor of Geography

Socio Economy Team of Nusa Dua, Bali

Join International Scholar Reef Community

If you are interested to join but unable to participate in field due to #COVID-19 you  get premium access to learn all the lessons by provide any amount of donation. By joining the program you also help us to collect more data and speeding the work. You are part of the change we want to see in the future.

 

Join Now

Support Local Scholar Reefs

Your donation can help us to provide Scholarships for 12 locals Scholar Reef in Bali and Maluku so they can have better opportunities to work or creating a project in Marine Conservation, as the future coral protector.

 

$25

will provide access to Indonesian version Scholar Reef on line module for 1 month

$50

will provide the developing English version of Scholar Reef for 1 course.

$100

will provide one Scholars to participate in field training for one day

$250

will provide in developing communication platform for scholars to amplify their voice

$500

will provide a water quality test kit for one location

$1000

will fully sponsor one participant of scholar reef

Our Sponsors

Meet the Trainers

Beginer Subhan

Beginer Subhan

Ecology 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. Currently, Begin is actively engaged in the 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.

Frisca Tobing

Frisca Tobing

Anthropology Expert

Frisca has a background in applied anthropology which helps her have a better understanding of development work. She is currently researching the level of women’s participation in managing social forestry. The research is expected to be a stepping stone for the organization to improve gender equality in forestry research. Additionally, she is co-developing research on community practices that contribute to deforestation rates in social forestry areas. Frisca currently works as a researcher for the World Resources Institute (WRI) Foundation in Indonesia in social forestry.

Suadi, Ph.D.

Suadi, Ph.D.

Socio Economy Fisheries Expert

Suadi is a Lecturer in the Department of Fisheries, Gadjah Mada University. His expertise on Fisheries Resource Management and Socio-Economic Fisheries. He received his PhD in Fisheries (2007). His thesis is Livelihood from the Commons: Conflict, Cooperation, and the Governance of Coastal Resources in Indonesia. He is author of papers and books in various topics among fisheries management. His main academics interests and topics of research are in Empowerment of fishery resources, Fishery Economy and Rural development.

Tasya Karissa

Tasya Karissa

Socio Economy & Women Empowertment Expert

Tasya is a Director of Biorock Indonesia and leads all Biorock Indonesia’s projects in conjunction with her team and partners. Tasya is an advocate for women empowerment and equality. 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.

Rama Bachtiar

Rama Bachtiar

Ecology Expert

adian Bachtiar is a PhD candidate in marine biology at Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand. He is part of the sponge ecology working group and focus his research on the heterotrophy-autotrophy feature of the sponges and their role in carbon cycle. Rama is very passionate in social development and citizen science activities. He believes that science cannot be dissociate from social development, and everyone can contribute to science. He is involved in reef life surveys to monitor Wellington’s coastal habitat and also supports community snorkeling that facilitates Wellingtonians to know their own coastal habitat.

 

Prita Laura

Prita Laura

Communication Expert

Prita Laura is Deputy of Chief Pandu Laut Nusantara. she is also an Indonesian news host.  She has 16 years Experience working as a journalist in Metro TV She is the host of evening-news programs, such as Top News, Metro Today, and the Archipelago tour program. Since 2003, she has worked at Metro TV bringing the news of Metro Malam, Metro Pagi and Metro Siang.  She is an alumni from the Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia. She also has 17 years experience as moderator and presenter of various kind of issue. 10 years trainer and speaker communication subject and media handling.