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2012-08-08 11:11:23

UNOPS Request for Expression of Interest (EoI) for the Provision of Direct Reception of Satellite Data for the Territory of Indonesia.

Objectives and Scope

The programme “REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation)” aims to tackle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from deforestation and forest degradation in Indonesia, One of the key expected results under that programme is the acquisition of high resolution
satellite imagery.

Over the past decade the Ministry of Forestry in the Republic of Indonesia has been reissuing landcover maps on a three-year basis, incorporating a combination of Landsat 5 TM, Landsat 7 ETM+ and ALOS Palsar low to medium satellite imagery and ground truthing from seventeen of its regional
offices across the country. For high resolution satellite imagery the ministry has purchased maps from IKONOS, Quickbird, GeoEye and other relatively new satellites. Despite improvements in the availability of remote sensing imagery and the increased capacity to conduct field surveys, land use mapping in Indonesia continues to be fragmented and subject to a range of constraints that prohibit accurate assessments of deforestation and forest degradation. One of these constraints is high cloud coverage across the country. Indonesia lies along the equator, where the probability of cloud coverage is higher than any other region in the world.
With the growing demand for more accurate, integrated and timely mapping of land use/cover in Indonesia, a range of inter-governmental initiatives have emerged. Of particular importance in this context is the programme launched by the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (Lembaga
Penerbangan dan Antariksa Nasional, LAPAN). LAPAN has been preparing its remote sensing earth station in Parepare, South Sulawesi, to receive direct high-resolution satellite data. In 2011 it acquired an X-Band antenna system to receive data directly from the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), SPOT-5/6/7, THEOS and others. This acquisition is a preliminary step towards enabling
LAPAN’s earth station to receive high resolution satellite data as required by Presidential Instruction No 6 of 8 May 2012 (Inpres 6/2012) designating LAPAN as the Agency responsible for the acquisition of high-resolution satellite imagery to be made available by the beginning of 2013 to all
other governmental ministries/institutions. Thus the urgent need for a partial Station Upgrade and integration of a Data Processing System.

While there is an initial investment for the Station Upgrade and acquisition of Data Processing System, clearly in the medium-to-long term obtaining an Open Access License which includes unlimited use by government ministries/institutions is preferable, and both financially viable and sustainable.

Moreover, with an Open Access Licence for high-resolution satellite data LAPAN can respond to the satellite data requirements set-up by Inpres 6/2012 and continuously develop wall-to-wall high Page 2 of 10 resolution satellite imagery of Indonesia. This in turn will establish a centralised process for satellite data acquisition where raw data will be received and initially processed at the LAPAN earth station and sent to the National Agency for Surveys and Mapping (Bakosurtanal), recently renamed to Spatial
Information Agency (Badan Informasi Spatial, BIG), for sector-based processing and distribution to government ministries/institutions.

It is in this context we intend to procure a "turn-key" solution that will enable LAPAN’s remote sensing earth station in Parepare, South Sulawesi, to directly receive, process and make available highresolution satellite imagery as soon as possible, preferably by the beginning of 2013.

UNCCS CODE: 871200

DEADLINE DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF EOI: 17.00 WIB Jakarta time Monday, 27th August 2012

For the full requirement go to: http://www.unops.org/english/whatweneed/Pages/currentbusinessopportunities.aspx

UNOPS Contact Information
Indonesia Project Centre
Menara Ravindo 11th Fl; Jl. Kebon Sirih Raya Kav. 75
Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia 10340
Attn: Bryan Taylor, Project Centre Manager
Tel: +62 21 314 5031; Fax: +62 21 390 5513;



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