Dr. Danang Sri Hadmoko, a lecturer and researcher at UGM who also serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Geography, has picked up the prestigious Grand Prix Tremplin-ASEAN Prize Award from Les Academies Des Sciences, Institut de France (the French Academy of Sciences).
This award recognizes his collaboration with research partner Professor Franck Lavigne from Universite Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne.
Their collaboration, spanning over 15 years, has significantly contributed to disaster management and volcanology. The award ceremony occurred in Paris, France, on Tuesday, October 17, at 15:00 local time or 21:00 WIB (Western Indonesian Time).
“The award ceremony was attended by prominent French scientists who are members of the French Academy of Sciences and the award recipients, the majority of whom were French. Only a few individuals outside France received this award,” said Dr. Hadmoko on Wednesday, October 18.
The Institut de France is an institution under the President of France responsible for providing recommendations to the government regarding various policies.
It was established in 1795 to preserve scientific traditions and advance the academic and innovative pillars in literature, science, technology, and the arts.
The Tremplin Prize Award, presented by the Institut de France, is given to researchers with a history of long-lasting, innovative research in various fields.
The Grand Prix Tremplin-ASEAN, which Dr. Hadmoko received, is an award for bilateral cooperation between the French government and ASEAN countries.
The award ceremony was attended by the Deputy Ambassador of Indonesia to France, UGM’s Senate Chair, Professor Sulistiowati, and Professor Hermin Indah Wahyuni.
Dr. Hadmoko explained that the scientific contribution of their collaboration involves research on the impact of volcanic eruptions in Indonesia at local and global scales and the climate disturbances they cause.
Through his research with Professor Franck Lavigne, Dr. Hadmoko aimed to collect data and historical records, comparing them with findings related to volcanic eruption deposits on various continents.
“Volcanic eruptions have impacts not only on a local scale but also on a global scale. Some records indicate that the effects of volcanic eruptions in Indonesia are felt as far as the continent of Europe, extending to the Arctic and Antarctica,” he said.