Earth, Disaster, and Climate Change

Earth, Disaster, and Climate Change

Break the Climate and Geological Disasters

Natural disaster often happens in various places in Indonesia such as the tsunami in Aceh, earthquakes in Yogyakarta, floods, Lapindo Mud Volcano, and volcanic eruptions, etc. Concerned with such problems, some researchers at ITS gathered and formed the Center for Disaster Studies (CDS) on March 24th, 2004. This research center was supported by Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management and the Indonesian Disaster Relief Society (MPBI). In 2012, CDS changed its name to when the issue of climate change became a hot topic in various parts of the world, PSKB changed its name to the Center for Earth, Disaster and Climate Change (PSKBPI). This research center is expected to gather internal resources and turned into a research field for many experts.This center of study continues to build awareness of disasters, especially for ITS academic community and public in general. Therefore, PSKBPI builds networks with various stakeholders engaged in the field of the earth, disaster, and climate change both nationally and internationally. Some of PSKBPI’s partners are: Indonesian Government, Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), Regional Board for Disaster Management (BPBD), Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG), MPBI, PT PRB Forum, UNICEF, UNDP, UN OCHA , UNEP, UNDAC, SCDRR, AUSAID, USAID, OXFAM, GTZ, Paklim GIZ, NGOs and communities.PSKBPI has been also developed The Spatial Data Infrastructure Development Center (PPIDS), which is an institution formed by the Geospatial Information Agency (BIG). To facilitate coordination among researchers, PSKBPI formed 4 (four) Working Groups (WG) focusing on areas, including Earth, Disaster, Climate Change, and Spatial Data Infrastructure study.

PSKBPI supported by more than 15 experts utilize laboratory equipment spread in various related departments, such as Civil Engineering, Geomatics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Marine Engineering, etc.

Based on the PSKBPI research roadmap, PSKBPI research topics are include:

  • Monitoring of water quality from satellite
  • Land-surface deformation
  • Hydro-meteorological disaster risk reduction
  • Assessment of earthquake and tsunami risk
  • Assessment of land vulnerability
  • Assessment of buildings and civil infrastructure vulnerability
  • Assessment of social vulnerability
  • Local and global weather monitoring and forecasting
  • Carbon emissions reduction
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Implementation and development of FOSS to support spatial data infrastructure
  • Development of mobile applications for spatial data acquisition

Some of PSKBPI research themes are as follow:

  • Earthquake Risk Reduction Study with Magnetotelluric Method For Active Fault Mapping in East Java Basin
  • Land Vulnerability Assessment in Surabaya City Through Surface Deformation Analysis Using Integrated Geodetic Method
  • Building Urban Resilience to Earthquake in Surabaya
  • Development of Guidelines on Vulnerability Assessment of Concrete Buildings After the Earthquake
  • In cooperation with the local government, PSKBI is also working on projects related to topographic and bathymetric maps, as well as regional spatial plan maps.

Director:Lalu Muhamad Jaelani, ST, M.Sc, Ph.DWorking Group CoordinatorsDr. Ir. Amien Widodo, M.Si (Disaster Study)Ira Mutiara Anjasmara, ST, MPhil, PhD (Earth Study)Dr.rer.pol. Heri Kuswanto M.Si., S.Si. (Climate Change Study)Lalu Muhamad Jaelani, ST, M.Sc, Ph.D (Spatial Data Infrastructure Study)Members:Prof.Dr.M.Isa Irawan,MTProf. Dr. Ir. Bangun Muljo Sukojo DEA.DESSDr.Ir. Teguh Hariyanto M.ScDr. Ir. Wahyudi Citrosiswoyo, M.ScDr. techn. Umboro Lasminto, ST. M.ScEndah Wahyuni, ST, MSc, PhDIr. I Putu Artama Wiguna MT., Ph.DIpung Fitri Purwanti, ST, MT, PhDDr. Dwa Desa Warnana, S.Si, M.SiDimas Anton Asfani S.T., M.T.,Ph.DMohamad Khoiri ST., MT., Ph.DFirman Syaifuddin S.Si., M.T.Ketut Dewi Martha Erli H., ST, MTNurlaili Humaidah, S.T, M.TCahyono Bintang Nurcahyo, ST, MTJuan Pandu Gya Nur Rochman S.Si., M.T.Rachman Adhi Nugroho, ST.Yang Ratri Savitri S.T., M.T.

Lalu Muhamad JaelaniCenter for Earth, Disaster and Climate Change (PSKBPI)Research Center Building (6st floor),ITS Campus, Keputih, Sukolilo, Surabaya, East Java, INDONESIA 60111Phone/Fax . +62 (031) 5953759/5936940Website:,,