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Rizka Akmalia

Rizka Akmalia

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 11

Young Expert at Deltares - Indonesia

First position after YEP

Young Geodetic Expert at Deltares, Indonesia

YEP Role

I am working on water management projects in Deltares Indonesia, mainly focusing on the lowland area in Indonesia. As a Young Geodetic Expert, I play an active role in the data acquisition, processing and analyzing. My responsibilities are as follow:

  • Processing and analysis of LiDAR data to different purposes (surface elevation, vegetation characteristic, and water level monitoring)
  • Assisting assessment of impact canal blocking through analysis of LiDAR derived water level
  • Supervising field measurement on peat thickness and water level survey
  • Support in determining carbon emission factors for burned Acacia plantation (from pre- and post-fire LiDAR data)
  • Involvement in scientific publication on applied LiDAR processing methods.

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  • Technical skill in mapping activities
  • Research skill on LiDAR data processing

  • Technical skill on GIS

  • Social Media


Nationality: Indonesian
Education: MSc. In Geomatic Engineering – University Teknologi Malaysia


Experience before YEP

After I graduated my bachelor degree in Geodesy, I worked in an offshore survey company, in data processing and delivering bathymetric data as a map. During my master degree, I published 4 papers on Terrestrial Laser Scanner data processing. Afterwards, I worked as a GIS assistant in Regional Development and Planning Agency in Jakarta Province for 8 months. Before I joined Deltares, I also worked as a teacher in Geomatic Engineering – Institut Teknologi Sumatera.

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Organisation: Deltares
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