Indonesia is the largest archipelago country in the world consisting of tens of thousands of islands. Even 2/3 of the territory of Indonesia is included in the water category. This geographical characteristic also makes Indonesia rich in maritime potential. Unfortunately, the human resources to process them seem not to be optimal enough.
Therefore, exploring science in this field is an equally interesting option. Oceanology or Oceanology comes from the word 'oceanic' which means sea and 'logos' which means science. In short, Oceanology studies various aspects of the 'sea' complete with studies of physics, chemistry, biology, and geology including biota and its resources, even laws that apply to the sea.
Well, for those of you who are interested in that field, this is a row of state universities with Marine Science study programs that have pocketed A accreditation from BAN-PT.
1. Bogor Agricultural University, West Java
Bogor Agricultural University under the auspices of Kopertis IV won accreditation A for the study program of Marine Science and Technology with SK number 237 / SK / BAN-PT / Ak-XVI / S / XI / 2013 and was valid from 2013 to 22 November 2018.
The study program of Marine Science and Technology which is part of the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences at this university has been internationally accredited, you know. This study program offers advantages in the form of marine science and technology in conducting studies of the characteristics and processes of physics, chemistry at sea, physical and chemical interactions with organisms at sea.
And also a numerical model to simulate the dynamics of the movement of seawater and predictions of the distribution of waste and other materials, prediction models for exploration of resources and the marine environment, models for improving habitat quality, acoustic science and technology instrumentation, GIS (Geographic Information System) for marine, design of instruments for resource exploration and the marine environment, and provides consulting services.
2. Padjadjaran University, West Java
Padjajaran University under the auspices of Kopertis IV won an A accreditation for the study program of Marine Sciences with SK number 2368 / SK / BAN-PT / Akred / S / X / 2016 and is valid from 2016 to 20 October 2021.
This study program is under the auspices of the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences with an emphasis on the field of marine biotechnology studies, namely the application of technology to marine organisms to produce useful products.
Graduates from Marine Science at Padjadjaran University are expected to have the ability to carry out activities to plan, design, model the utilization of marine biological potential by applying understanding and principles of conservation of resources and the marine environment.
3. Jenderal Soedirman University, Central Java
Jenderal Soedirman University, under the auspices of Kopertis VI, received an A accreditation for the Study Program of Marine Sciences with SK number 5125 / SK / BAN-PT / Akred / S / XII / 2017 and is valid from 2017 to 17 December 2022.
Under the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, this study program has the vision to become an internationally reputed study program to develop and apply marine science and technology in the exploration, exploitation, and conservation of sustainable marine resources based on wisdom.
While its mission is to carry out a dynamic learning process in accordance with the development of marine science and technology, carry out research and studies in the field of marine science and technology in the field of exploration, exploitation and conservation of sustainable marine resources based on local wisdom, and conduct dissemination and apply research results through publications , community service and enrichment of teaching materials
4. Diponegoro University, Central Java
Diponegoro University under the auspices of Kopertis VI won the A accreditation for the study program of Marine Sciences with SK number 0409 / SK / BAN-PT / Akred / S / V / 2016 and is valid from 2016 to May 20, 2021.
Marine Science is one of the study programs in the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences. This study program has the vision to be superior in the field of conservation and marine biotechnology in Indonesia. Graduates from Marine Science are expected to carry out COMPLETE competencies ( Communicators, Professionals, Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Thinkers, Educators ) who are able to perform work by using concepts, theories and methods in the field of Marine Sciences, especially conservation of marine biodiversity and marine biotechnology.
5. Trunojoyo University Madura in East Java Province
The University of Trunojoyo Madura, which is under the auspices of Kopertis VII, received an A accreditation for the study program of Marine Sciences with SK number 1925 / SK / BAN-PT / Akred / S / VI / 2017 and is valid from 2017 to 13 June 2022.
Well, the Ocean Sciences study program at this university is located in the Faculty of Agriculture, you know. The study program has a vision for national standards in developing Madura resources based on the potential of coastal and marine resources, mainly in the fields of salt, marine biology, and oceanography.
While one of its missions is to develop the potential of coastal and marine resources, especially in the fields of salt, marine biology and oceanography and carry out research activities in the field to produce scientific publications at the national and international levels.
6. Hasanuddin University, South Sulawesi
The University of Hasanuddin, under the Kopertis IX, received an A accreditation for the study program of Marine Sciences with the SK number 447 / SK / BAN-PT / Akred / S / XI / 2014 and is valid from 2014 to 14 November 2019.
The study program, which is part of the Faculty of Marine Science and Fisheries, concentrates on the field of Marine Biological Exploration and Conservation of Marine Biological Resources. The vision of the study program is to become a reference center in developing coastal and marine resource management.
While one of its missions is to develop partnerships/cooperation with marine and fisheries institutions and produce superior research-oriented to the needs of marine and fisheries development and development (orientation of national needs and international reputation), as well as providing assistance and advocacy to the community and business in the marine sector and fisheries.
7. Riau University, Riau
The University of Riau, which is under the auspices of Kopertis X, received an A accreditation for the Marine Sciences study program with the SK number 237 / SK / BAN-PT / Ak-XVI / S / XI / 2013 and was valid from 2013 to 22 November 2018.
This study program is located at the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences with its vision of being a center of excellence and the development of Marine Science with a concentration on handling the quality of marine waters in Indonesia. While one of the goals of the establishment of the study program is to carry out research and technological innovation in the field of marine science in order to optimally utilize Indonesian marine resources based on aspects of sustainability and sustainability.
8. Pattimura University in Maluku Province
The Pattimura University, under the auspices of Kopertis XII, received an A accreditation for the study program of Marine Sciences with SK number 0286 / SK / BAN-PT / Akred / S / I / 2017 and is valid from 2017 to 10 January 2022.
Forerunner to the establishment of the marine science study program at the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences is in the context of organizing higher education which will produce undergraduate graduates who master marine science and technology to understand the characters, phenomena and processes of physics, chemistry, biology and geology of the sea for resource exploration and marine environment.