SIDI Week which held this time was focused on the discussion of the results of the visit to Germany which has been carried out by SIDI team toghether with partners from the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) and the Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) from May 18 to 24, and also the establishment of the first batch of Student Research and Development Team (SR&DT).
The series of events began with the students’ proposal seminar. Students’ presentation at the seminar which held on Saturday, 14 June 2014 presented by 7 students of each island (Maratua & Poteran). The students had previously passed the document selection, set aside a dozen of other students. After going through a rigorous consideration, then chosen 5 students for Maratua Island, and all 7 students for Poteran Island.
On Wednesday, 18 June 2014, there were a series of events that take place sequentially and events that take place parallelly. Starting from Hochschule Wismar team visit to the Rector of ITS, the event continued with a discussion of the results of the visit to Germany, plan ahead, and SR&DT program implementation. In those discussions, in addition to the SIDI team and Hochschule Wismar team, the attendees were KKP, Sumenep Government, Delegation of Faculty of Pharmacy, Airlangga University, Delegation of Wiraraja University Sumenep, and industry partners.
After joint discussion, then the event continued with group discussion consisting of Maratua group and Poteran group to discuss what concrete steps will be carried forward in accordance with the existing cooperation scheme and recent developments including the results of the visit to Germany. From the results of the visit, the Germans offer Indonesian-German cooperation is the development and fabrication of appropriate technology to be applied in Maratua and Poteran Island.
Marked the end of SIDI Week June 2014 in Surabaya, the Hochschule Wismar team gave guest lectures and training on June 18 to 19 to ITS students, especially students participating in SR&DT.
After a series of events in Surabaya have ended, SIDI Week June 2014 was followed by a visit of SR&DT team to Maratua and Poteran Island. Visit to Maratua Island held from June 21 to 25, while a visit to Poteran Island held from June 20 to 22. The purpose of this visit is to collect data with respect to the research needs of each team/student. [JA]