Collaboration Team

Collaboration Team

This work is being completed as part of an already-established collaboration with Brigham Young University (Profs. Ron Harris and Chad Emmett, and students), the non-profit In Harm’s Way, the Red Cross, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional (Indonesia, Carolus Prasetyadi and students), the Indonesian Federal Science Organization (LIPI), and the Indonesian Federal disaster management agency (BPBD) where related projects have been implemented to assess and reduce Indonesian tsunami risk. We are building on work successfully completed on Java in 2015-2016. Our work on this project comprises planning, three weeks of field work which occurred in Indonesia during summer 2017, and compilation, analysis, distribution and presentation of results during the 2017-18 academic year.

Dr. Ron Harris of Brigham Young University (BYU), with the support of Deb Harris, worked in direct collaboration with Dr. Carolus Prasetyadi of Universitas Pembangunan Nasional (UPN) to arrange permissions and plans for all group travel to Indonesia—including lodging, transportation, guides, translators, required documentation and permissions, finances, and tentative schedules. They arranged for four related interdisciplinary projects which worked together across not just these institutions but also Utah Valley University (UVU) and the Indonesian Institute of the Sciences (LIPI).

The project groups included:

  • Geologic research of past Tsunami events via trenching and ground work led by Dr. Ron Harris (BYU) with students Chelsea Grady (BYU), Bryce Berrett (BYU), Hanif Ibadurrahman (BYU), Claire Ashcraft (BYU), Mike Lowry (BYU), Torri Duncan (BYU), and Jake Voorhees (BYU).
  • Education, outreach and both qualitative and quantitative research of tsunami awareness led by Dr. Chad Emmett (BYU) and Dr. Sarah Hall (UVU) with student Amelia Cope (UVU)
  • Geologic research of past Tsunami events via unmanned aerial systems led by Dr. Michael Bunds (UVU) with students Serena Mercedes Smith (UVU) and Alexander Uribe (UVU)
  • Building construction practices research led by Dr. Anne Arendt (UVU) with students Rubi-Hernandez-Turner (UVU) and Khaliun Amarjargal (UVU).
  • Each of above groups worked collaboratively. Spanning all the projects was direct involvement of four native speakers and residents of Indonesia, all of whom spoke English as a second language: Dr. Ir. Carolus Prasetyadi (UPN), Purna S. Putra (LIPI), Gilang Setiadi (UPN), and Irina Rafliana (LIPI). Additionally, one student from BYU was a native Indonesian speaker, another was fluent in Indonesian, and two more where moderately fluent in the language. These individuals helped with cross communication throughout the trip.

Primary contacts

  • Dr. Ron Harris, Professor, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602 (email: ude.uyb|sirrahr#ude.uyb|sirrahr)
  • Dr. Carolus Prasetyadi, Professor, Dept. of Geology, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Dr. Anne Arendt, Associate Professor and Chair, Technology Management, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT 84058 (email: ude.uvu|tdnera.enna#ude.uvu|tdnera.enna)
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