South Sumatran millennials encouraged to help forest, land restoration via app

first_img“Presently, we need 1.8 million interpretations from people, especially youths or university students to become data heroes,” she said in Palembang, adding that the activity was conducted in five regions, including South Sumatra.The collected data, she said, would be made as a base to map the restoration potential that the government and other stakeholders could use to come up with restoration policies.She said restoration efforts had to be conducted inclusively by involving the wider community considering that “critical land”, according to data at the Environment and Forestry Ministry, had reached 14 million hectares, 1.5 times as much as South Sumatra’s area.Previously in 2019, her side had conducted a similar activity for land coverage data in South Sumatra. The program, with 600 students from 10 universities in the province participating, was considered successful and effective in helping improve the quality of a map on the change in land coverage. It had collected 1 million satellite image data interpretations with an accuracy rate of 77 percent. Youths in South Sumatra are encouraged to participate in the restoration of degraded forests and land through data crowdsourcing platforms. RESTORE+ project manager Hidayah Hamzah said such data crowdsourcing used an app available for download called Urundata.Hidayah said the activity started in November 2019 and was to run until March. Participants, she said, would receive the status of #PahlawanData (data hero). Hidayah said when comparing satellite imagery from 2010 and 2018, degradation was shown to have decreased in the field coverage of some regions in South Sumatra. “It was then supported by data from users of the Urundata app. It proves that there was a change in the fields in 2019,” Hidayah said.The success, she added, had encouraged her side to develop the activity at the national level.To contribute data, she said, users only needed to choose “Yes”, “No” or “Not Sure” for questions and images presented on the app. Users with the highest score had the opportunity to take part in an internship program together with the RESTORE+ consortium.“Such an opportunity of course offers valuable experience for students to learn more about landscape and forest restoration activities,” chairperson of the Community Research and Development Institution (LPPM) STIPER Sriwigama Palembang, Dewi Meidalima, said.Meanwhile remote sensing specialist Hadi of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) said the quality of the data collected would be tested by a panel of experts from ICRAF, WRI Indonesia and WWF Indonesia.Validated data would then be published on the Urundata site for the public to use for analysis purposes. The compiled data could be further processed into ideas for national landscape restoration. “For the next project, we will involve youths to go to the field and directly observe the degraded environment,” Hadi told The Jakarta Post.Topics :last_img read more

Top European club hand new manager incredible reception

first_img Besiktas had parted ways with Abdullah Avci on January 24 and were quick to make their move for Yalcin. The team have endured a very difficult season in the Turkish Super Lig, winning just nine out of their 19 top-flight matches, losing seven. The delighted Besiktas supporters let off plenty of flares at Vodafone Park on Thursday night Read Also: Arsenal miss out on Brazilian target Bruno Guimaraes Besiktas currently sit a massive 11 points behind league leaders Sivasspor with just 15 matches remaining. They also crashed out of the Europa League at the group stage, finishing fourth with just three points in a group that consisted of Braga, Wolves and Slovan Bratislava. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Besiktas’ new manager Sergen Yalcin was given a reception to truly remember by the club’s hardcore supporters on Thursday night. Yalcin was appointed manager of the Turkish giants on Wednesday, signing a contract until the end of the 2020-21 campaign. Sergen Yalcin was given a hero’s reception at Besiktas during his unveiling on Thursday And the following day, the Turkish manager – who made 272 appearances for Besiktas during two spells with the club – enjoyed a special reunion with the Istanbul outfit. The club’s supporters packed their Vodafone Park stadium to the rafters to welcome back their former midfielder, who helped Besiktas reach the UEFA Cup quarter-finals in 2003. The stadium was packed to the rafters as Besiktas fans welcomed back their new manager The Besiktas fans also decided to let off red and black flares, which led to smoke engulfing the whole stadium.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became Close7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably MissedA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Best Cars Of All Time10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love Anywayscenter_img Loading… last_img read more