One of the programs owned by Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences Undip is Diving Skills Training and Certification Program in Karimunjawa Islands, Jepara. The program which has been running for four years from 2016 to 2019 through collaboration with Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) Japan is quite attractive to both regular students and foreign students.

“The training program called Introduction to Scientific Diving has been running for 4 years since 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and apparently stopped due to Covid-19 pandemic,” explained Dr. Munasik, lecturer of Marine Science Study Program of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences Undip in an interview on Saturday (19/6/2021). He explained that this training activity is a Summer Lecture, a Summer Course which has 1-2 Semester Credit Units.

The learning achievement of this activity is that students are able to dive in SCUBA and certified as Open Water Divers from Association of Diving School International ADS-I. In addition, the lecturers also provide lecture materials on tropical marine ecosystems, namely coral reefs, mangroves and seagrasses.

“Besides providing Scuba Diving Training, we also educate them to care about marine ecosystems, to visit coastal ecosystems and small islands and to be involved in repairing coral reefs,” he added.

This diving skill prompted students of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences Undip to be asked for assistance by Search and Rescue team of Central Java to assist in the search for victims of the sinking of a tourist boat that capsized in Kedung Ombo reservoir Boyolali in mid-May. The assistance also includes several other humanitarian activities related to accidents in the water.

This program is one of the other excellent programs owned by Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences UNDIP which has 6 departments, including Department of Aquaculture, Department of Aquatic Resources, Department of Capture Fisheries, Department of Marine Affairs, Department of Oceanography and Department of Fishery Products Technology. Supported by competent lecturers with qualifications, 55 of them have doctoral degrees, and strengthened by 19 currently active professors.

Alumni are working in various fields, both in government, education, health, military, private companies, state-owned enterprises and entrepreneurs. Not a few graduates from Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences Undip who hold strategic positions such as Sakina Roselasari as Head of Central Java Manpower and Transmigration Office; Ir. Haris Muhtadi as Marketing Director of Aquafeed and Chairman of GPMT, A; Karding as politician; Benaya Semeon who is active in Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS); Widhya Nugroho Satrioajie,S.Pi.,M.Si. as a Young Expert Researcher at Biology Research Center at Cibinong Science Center LIPI; Herda Bolly as QC at a Dutch foreign food company; Kharisma R. Dahono as Manager of Bank Mandiri; Sudiarso as entrepreneur at PT Kurinia Mitra Makmur.

“This shows that Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences Undip graduates have the opportunity to work in various fields,” said the Dean of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences Undip, Prof.Ir. Tri Winarni Agustini, M.Sc., Ph.D in a separate interview on Sunday (20/6/2021). Prof. Tri Winarni said that students did not only learn related to science, but were also given material related to management and business. “Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences Undip graduates are not limited to activities of diving into waters, but are able to surf to various worlds of work and have many opportunities including being researchers, educators, aquaculture developers, consultants, conservation experts, aquaculture instructors, managers, entrepreneurs to members of parliament,” she concluded. (Utami – Public Relations)

Photo: MSTP documentation of Undip Jepara Campus

Translated by: Titis (Public Relations)