The Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics of the Republic of Indonesia (BMKG) is Non-Ministerial governmental institution with responsibilities to provide meteorology, climatology and geophysics service such as public information, early warning, and specific information (Article 29 paragraph 1, UU No. 31/2009).
Indonesia is an archipelagic state with 70 % water of its area and many coastal communities. These geographic conditions have susceptibility to sea level rise for coastal areas. Coastal floods or in terms of some areas known as rob, greatly disrupt the activities of people living around the coast of Jakarta and North Semarang. Many of the factors that led to the occurrence of coastal flooding caused inundation in Jakarta and Semarang are increasing of ground water level and land subsidence. Sea level rise recorded at 3.64 mm per year. While the decrease of ground level in Semarang reaches 6 - 7 mm / year.
The Coastal Inundation Forecasting Demonstration Project (CIFDP) established in 2013 facilitates the development of efficient forecasting and warning systems to protect from coastal inundation in disaster-prone countries.
The main focus of CIFDP in Indonesia (CIFDP-I) is to develop the national technical capacity to operate and maintain a reliable integrated forecasting and warning system by using existing and available technologies.
The WMO Secretariat, the CIFDP Project Steering Group (PSG), and invited experts work closely with the National Coordination Team (NCT) and the involved agencies.
To understand the specific needs of the stakeholders using the forecasting and warning services in Indonesia communication among various groups consisting of researchers, forecasters, disaster managers relevant government agencies, businesses, and communities at risk is central to the implementation of CIFDP.
The objection of CIFDP / Coastal Inundation Forecasting Demonstration Program Indonesia are:
1. existing legislation and current operational practices regarding warning and response in Indonesia, at the organizational level;
2. a Coastal Inundation Forecasting (CIF) system to be developed, and its products to be conveyed to the chain of users in a manner that they can understand;
3. the end to end process from forecast dissemination to warning and response mechanisms especially between the technical service providers and the disaster management agencies.