As part of his work for CCRES, Abdi Tunggal Priyanto is currently developing a coral reef vulnerability model for Indonesia using a Bayesian Belief Network together with a reef model to assess the interaction and effects of local and global stressors on coral reef dynamics. The project is a part of his PhD studies at The University of Queensland’s School of Biological Science which focus on integrating coral reef ecosystem services into marine spatial planning. Using the model will allow planners to better understand the interactions of local and global stressors or coral reefs, and how reef systems respond, so that appropriate interventions can be made.
Abdi has studied GIS and remote sensing at Gadjah Mada University (UGM), planning at Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and coastal-urban modelling at the University of Twente (ITC) in the Netherlands. He has worked for CCRES partner the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Indonesia where he was involved in a program looking at small islands toponimy and marine resources mapping, in cooperation with the United Nation Groups of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN). A separate role with MMAF focused on developing marine and coastal information systems and management, and integrating national geospatial data and marine resources information to support local and national marine spatial planning.