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Participative Monitoring via On Cloud Data Storing System (ODK Collect)

Penyu Belimbing
Leatherback Sea Turtle Swims near the surface in waters off Kofiau. Kofiau is part of the Raja Ampat Islands of Indonesia located in the Coral Triangle. © Jeff Yonover

In determining initiative solutions for various environmental issues

YKAN conducted a pre-study to understand the field condition better. Innovation that YKAN has implemented is online-based monitoring via the ODK Collect application.

Turtle Conservation Efforts in Rote The government and the community cooperate in conserving turtles in Rote, East Nusa Tenggara.

YKAN ocean program had applied ODK Collect data collecting method in two initiative programs: sea turtle nesting beach assessment in the Savu Sea and waste characterization study in Wakatobi.

The color green is derived from the green fat that lies under their shell.
Green seturtle hatchling The color green is derived from the green fat that lies under their shell. © Ahmad Fuadi

Sea turtle nesting beach monitoring was conducted in 2016 – 2017 on 14 beaches that had been identified previously as sea turtle nesting beaches in National Marine Park Savu Sea. This monitoring was conducted to assess the nesting beaches’ condition, determine the appropriate management and conservation strategy based on sea turtles’ sensitivity level and sea turtles’ behavior during nesting, and identify threats against sea turtles in those beaches. From various threats against sea turtles, the biggest threat identified in 43% of these beaches was uncontrolled sand mining. Based on field data analyses, 12 out of 14 beaches have a high conservation value and need protection.

The importance of categorizing waste types in Wakatobi regency, Southeast Sulawesi
Waste Characterization The importance of categorizing waste types in Wakatobi regency, Southeast Sulawesi. © Nugroho Arif Prabowo

Waste characterization study in Kulati Village, Wakatobi, was conducted to understand the amount and kind of wastes found in coastal areas resulted local neighborhoods. The result of the study would be the basis for appropriate waste management technology recommendations. The monitoring was conducted in September 2018 (east wind season), November 2018 (transition season), and January 2019 (west wind season). The study showed that 95% of waste was organic, and inorganic wastes was dominated by plastic wastes. These data indicated that waste sorting and organic wastes management could reduce 95% of waste volume. Plastic waste could also be recycled as other materials that people can utilize, such as fuels.

Melki Foeh
Kerjasama
ODK Collect App can be accessed on Android smartphones. Through this app, field surveyors can directly input data on an online form.

ODK Collect app can be accessed on Android smartphones. Through this app, field surveyors can directly input data on an online form. Data input can also be submitted as a photograph or GPS location. Saved data will be sent to a cloud storing system when the surveyor reaches a location with a more stable internet connection. Data processing is also more guaranteed because it can be verified from a long distance to ensure the quality and accuracy of the data input. YKAN ocean program had applied ODK Collect data collecting method in two initiative programs: sea turtle nesting beach assessment in the Savu Sea and waste characterization study in Wakatobi.

Innovation that YKAN has implemented is online-based monitoring via the ODK Collect application.

Penyu Sisik
Hawksbill Sea Turtle Towering over the coral reefs. Rinca Island, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia. © Jeff Yonover