Network required for data synergy to deal with extreme weather: BMKG

JAKARTA (ANTARA) – Networking with stakeholders and experts is needed to strengthen data synergies in tackling extreme weather, says Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Director Dwikorita Karunawati said.

For the BMKG, climate change events are creating extreme conditions, thereby causing a surge in extraordinary events, she noted at Tuesday’s “Extreme Events and Climate Change” online science seminar.

BMKG has documented 70 extreme events that have occurred in the last two to three years as a result of climate change. Cyclone incidents also occurred frequently.

According to Karunawati, routine operations following standard operating procedures are not enough.

Agencies need to strengthen their ability to detect natural phenomena early and predict future events regardless of analytical capabilities, big data, and equipment.

“To this end, we need to improve and strengthen networks, systems and cooperation with various stakeholders, including Indonesian experts, atmospheric experts and climate experts,” she said.

“Alhamdulillah (praise be to God), many universities are exploring these subjects,” she said.

Karnawati explained that extreme weather events are extraordinary events because they occur quickly.

To this end, institutions should conduct more frequent data communication with experts, such as through scientific seminars, in order to establish synergies.

According to Karnawati, data synergies can prevent catastrophes and catastrophes caused by extreme weather.

“This will be our benchmark for success. Even if the data owner is resting or sleeping, the alarm will go off and a warning will be sent before the event occurs,” she explained.

At a G20 side event on 15 July, Bank Indonesia (BI) Deputy Governor Judah Agung said that by 2050, Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP) could increase by up to 40% to mitigate the impact of extreme weather. I mentioned that % can be sacrificed.

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