Nadia was extremely easy to work with, she immediately understood what we wanted, used her initiative and provided all the footage in very organised and structured way. She was always willing to travel and make arrangements so that we could get the best footage possible. I would definitely work with Nadia again and hope to do so soon!
Katrina Reid | Research Assistant, Australia-Indonesia Centre
AIC Biofouling Research
AIC (Australia-Indonesia Centre) Research Projects & Programs set out to deliver solutions to shared challenges through collaborative research between leading institutions in both nations, with key areas of priority in Energy, Infrastructure, Health, Food & Agriculture.
AIC provided seed funding for the Biofouling Research Project, in which Melbourne and Indonesian scientists work together to improve shipping efficiency. “Biofouling is thought to add more than 20 per cent to the fuel costs of commercial shipping. That’s a big cost for the maritime trading nations of Australia and Indonesia. Using lasers and a window in a ship’s hull, researchers will assess how quickly the efficiency of the ship declines.” Please read more about the collaborative research in the publications below.
In December 2015, I interviewed the Indonesian research team at ITS (Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology) in Surabaya. I also went to Merak harbour in West Java with one of the researcher to film the window on board the ferry Dharma Kencana IX, which transports people between Java and South Sumatra.
Film: Nadia Astari
Special thanks to: Professor I Ketut Aria Pria Utama, Bagus Nugroho and PT Dharma Lautan Utama