FKIP – Geography Education Study Program, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) Sebelas Maret University (UNS) Surakarta held an international webinar online via Zoom Cloud Meeting on Saturday (20/11/2021).

This international webinar is one of the work programs of the Geography Education study program, FKIP UNS, to add perspective and bring up innovative ideas for the personal development of participants.

The webinar was opened directly by Prof. Dr. Slamet Subiyantoro, M.Si. as Deputy Dean I for Academic, Research, and Student Affairs. In his speech, Prof. Slamet revealed that this webinar is in line with the vision and mission of UNS to become a World Class University.

“By the vision and mission of Sebelas Maret University to become a World Class University, this international webinar can be a forum for exchanging knowledge that can result in collaboration of ideas and experiences, as well as producing new innovations,” said Prof. Slamet in his speech.

This webinar carries the theme “Mega-Plantations, Deforestation, and Land Dispossession”. The event was hosted by Dr. Yasin Yusup, S.Si., M.Si from the Geography Education study program. Meanwhile, there were two relevant resource persons presented, namely Dr. Janice Ser Huay Lee from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with the material presented on Examining the Industrial Oil Palm Plantations and Deforestations with Google Earth Engine in Indonesia. Janice started her presentation by conveying about land system science.

“Informing land-use change requires the use or development of models to understand LULCC (Land Use and Land Cover Change). Tracking land-use change requires the use of remote sensing and geospatial analysis. Understanding the processes, mechanisms, and consequences of land-use change requires field-based methods for environmental and social data collection,” explains Janice.

Janice’s presentation ended with a question and answer session led by a moderator. Don’t forget, Janice gave Segen’s quote as a closing statement.

“Junk food refers to processed foods that are low in essential nutrients, and high in salts, refined carbohydrates, and fats,” Janice concluded.

The second resource person, Dr. rer.nat. Rina Mardiana, SP, M.Si from Bogor Agricultural University with the material presented titled Mega-Plantations and Land Dispossession in Indonesia.

Reporter: Dwinanda Wuri Harsanti
Editor: Aulia Anjani