Rimba, Andi

JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Andi Rimba
    Jingumae 5-53-70, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan

    Research Interests

    • Application of remote sensing to socio-economic issues
    • Applications of geospatial technologies to sustainable development
    • Coastal management
    • Flood modelling
    • Natural Disaster prevention and mitigation
    • Remote sensing and GIS


    • Ph.D. in Natural Disaster and Prevention Mitigation, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamaguchi University (Japan)
    • Master's in Environmental Engineering (Double Degree Program between Graduate School of Environmental Science of Udayana University (Indonesia) and Engineering Faculty of Yamaguchi University
    • Bachelor of Science in Cartography and Remote Sensing, Geography Faculty of Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia)

    Biographical Statement

    Andi Besse Rimba is a JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellow at UNU-IAS. She is a researcher on the Water for Sustainable Development (WSD) project, developing policy models to achieve the SDGs with regard to the water environment in Asia.

    She was awarded a Ph.D from Yamaguchi University (Japan) with her doctoral work focused on the detection of flooded areas and on the evaluation of vulnerability to flood disaster using satellite images. She developed a method to reduce the speckle noises on radar images to generate the clear images  for flood detection. Furthermore, she expanded a method for predicting areas vulnerable to flooding by utilizing remote sensing images and GIS technique.

    She has extensive experience in networking with governments, the private sector, academia, civil society and international organizations globally. Before joining UNU-IAS, she worked as a junior researcher in the Center for Remote Sensing and Ocean Sciences (CReSOS)-Udayana University, Bali, Indonesia.