Yesterday (Dec 27), BPPT, BMKG, and JAMSTEC colleagues took interview from the local media and introduced what is going on at Bengkulu as well as onboard the R/V Mirai, and how important our YMC campaign is for understanding and prediction of local and global weather-climate.
Without understanding and collaboration by local people, we cannot conduct this campaign. We believe the locals now understand why Bengkulu was chosen as a super site of this intensive observation.
Local media immediately sent out news. Some can be found from below. (Note. Mostly are in Indonesian.)
<Kompas TV Bengkulu>