Prof. Dr. Eng. Nining Sari Ningsih, M.S.



Teaching Class

  • Ocean Tide (OS3105)
  • Long Wave Dynamics (OS3206)
  • Wave Analysis and Forecasting (OS4062)
  • Advanced Oceanography Modelling (SB6117)

Research Interest

  • Oceanography Modelling
  • Ocean Environmental Modelling
  • Ocean Wave
  • Mitigation and Marine Disaster
  • Ocean Current
  • Ocean Energy

Education Profile


Dr. Eng. in Physical Oceanography and Coastal Engineering,
Kyoto University, Japan


M.S. in Physical Oceanography,
Bandung Institute of Technology


B.Sc. in Departement of Geophysics and Meteorology,
Bandung Institute of Technology

Professional Profile

  • Faculty member, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology, Bandung Institute of Technology, 2007 – Now
  • Vice Dean for Resources and Planning, Graduate School of Bandung Institute of Technology, January 2011 – May 2020
  • Chairman of Oceanography Research Group, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology, Bandung Institute of Technology, 2016 – 2018
  • Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology, Bandung Institute of Technology, 2007 – 2010
  • Head of Study Program of Oceanography, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Mineral Technology, Bandung Institute of Technology, January 2006 – August 2007
  • Head of Department of Geophysics and Meteorology, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Mineral Technology, Bandung Institute of Technology, October 2004 – December 2005
  • Secretary of Department of Geophysics and Meteorology, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Mineral Technology, Bandung Institute of Technology, March 2004 – October 2004


  • ITB’s 63rd Dies Natalis Award in Research (2022)
  • Satyalancana Karya Satya XX Tahun 2014
  • Co-author of “Upwelling dan Fishing Ground Tuna di Laut Nusantara” book 2009

Professional Membership

  • Indonesian Association of Oceanologist

Visiting research scholars

  • North China Sea Marine Forecasting Center (NMFC) of State Oceanic Administration (SOA), China, January 2018
  • The Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management Group at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, September 2015
  • Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC) at Hiroshima University, Japan, January – March 2012
  • Twente University, the Netherlands, May 2011
  • Twente University, the Netherlands, June 2006
  • TU Delft, the Netherlands, May 2006
  • Twente University, the Netherlands, May – July 2005
  • Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan, 1996 – 2000

research experiences

A. International Fund (selected lists)

    • The Scientific Programme Indonesia-Netherlands (SPIN) ANGIN (Anticipation Grants Indonesia – the Netherlands) Programme – The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW): The Post-Plastic Paradise: Reducing Plastic Emission into the Ocean From Java, 2020 (Co-researcher)
    • Marine Technology Cooperation Research Center (MTCRC)-Korea and Indonesia: Ocean Energy Development, 2019-2020 (Principal Investigator)
    • Scientific Program Indonesia – Netherlands (SPIN), Wageningen University, the Netherlands: Multi-Scale Modelling and Monitoring of the Kapuas Land-Sea Continuum, 2013 – 2017 (Co-researcher)
    • Korean Institute of Ocean Science & Technology (KIOST): Study on Establishment of Integrated Coastal Management Program in Jakarta Bay Area, Indonesia (Phase III): Numerical Modeling and Policy Development for Preventing and Reducing Damage Caused by Coastal Inundation in Jakarta, 2015-2016 (Co-researcher)
    • The Mobility Programme of KNAW in the Binational Cooperation Indonesia – Netherlands: Accurate Coastal Wave Modelling and Simulation, July 2010 –June 2011 (Co-researcher)
    • Osaka Gas Foundation – JAPAN: Modelling of Upwelling Dynamics for Fishery Management under Climate Changes: Case Study along the Southern Coast of Java, 2010 – 2011 (Principal Investigator)
    • Hiroshima International Center for Environmental Cooperation (HICEC), IDEC – Hiroshima University, JAPAN: Overseas Collaborator in Global Environmental Leader Education Program for Designing a Low Carbon Society, 2008 – 2009 (Co-researcher)
    • The Management Unit of the Mathematical Models of the North Sea (MUMM), Department of the Royal Belgian Institute for the Natural Sciences, Belgium: Biodiversity Programme of the COHERENS (A Coupled Hydrodynamical-Ecological Model for Regional and Shelf Seas) User Group, 2008 – 2011 (Research Member)
    • Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and Foundation for the Advancement of Tropical Research: Mixing and Dispersion in Marine Waters Surrounding Coral Reefs, 2005 – 2009 (Research Member)

B. National Fund (the last 5 years)

    • Riset Unggulan ITB: Monitoring Dashboard based on Data Science for Mitigation and Adaptation of High Wave Occurrence in Indonesia’s Fishery Management Areas (IFMA), 2022 (Principal Investigator)
    • Penelitian Disertasi Doktor – Kemenristek/BRIN: Slowdown of Indonesian Throughflow Intensity in the Makassar Strait over the Last Deglaciation, 2021 (Principal Investigator)
    • Riset Unggulan ITB: Cruise Ship Time and Zonation Mapping, and Fishing Vessel Size Recommendations in Indonesian Waters as Mitigation and Adaptation Efforts in dealing with High Wave Occurence, 2021 (Principal Investigator)
    • PPMI-ITB: Dynamics of Marine Heatwaves in Indonesian Waters and Their Impacts on Upwelling, 2021 (Research Member)
    • World Class Research-Kementerian Riset dan Teknologi/Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional: PAUS ORCA (PAst and fUture Simulations on El Niño-Southern Oscillation impact to Rice agriCulture in IndonesiA), 2021 (Research Member)
    • Penelitian Dasar – DIKTI: The Jakarta Bay Reclamation Impact on Sea Level Changes Generated by Storm Tide to Mitigate Flood Risk, 2019-2021 (Principal Investigator)
    • Penelitian Dasar Unggulan Perguruan Tinggi – DIKTI: Analysis of the Most Potential Location for Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Installation along Coastal Waters of Lampung, Banten, and Sukabumi, 2019-2021 (Principal Investigator)
    • Penelitian Kerjasama Antar Perguruan Tinggi – DIKTI: Influences of Hydro-oceanographic Dynamics and Sediment Transport on Morphological Changes of Bed Level in Balikpapan Bay, 2019-2020 (Counterpart Principal Investigator)
    • P3MI-ITB: Paleo Proxy Sediment Data Analysis in Indonesian Waters during Holocene (9000-6000 ka), 2019 (Research Member)
    • P3MI-ITB: Intra-Interglacial Climate variabiity in Indonesia: Model simulations at Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 1, 5, 11, 13, and 15, 2018 (Research Member)
    • P3MI-ITB: Wave Energy Variability in Sunda Strait, 2017 (Research Member)
    • PUPT-DRPM: Mapping of Wave Energy Potential as Renewable Energy Sources along the Coasts of Western Sumatra and Southern Java, 2017 (Principal Investigator)



Selected Publications:

Rizal, A.M. and Ningsih, N.S. (2022). Description and Variation of Ocean Wave Energy in Indonesian Seas and Adjacent Waters. Ocean Engineering, 251 (111086), ISSN 0029-8018, DOI:

Abdullah, F.A.R., Ningsih, N.S., and Al-Khan, T.M. (2022). Significant Wave Height Forecasting using Long Short-Term Memory Neural Network in Indonesian Waters. J. Ocean Eng. Mar. Energy, 8, p. 183–192, DOI:

Yulihastin, E., Hadi, T. W., Abdillah, M. R., Fauziah, I. R. , and Ningsih, N. S. (2022). Propagation of Convective Systems associated with Early Morning Precipitation and Different Northerly Background Winds Over Western Java. (2022). J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 100 (1), p. 99–113, DOI:10.2151/jmsj.2022-005.

Ningsih, N.S., Sakina, S.L., Susanto, R.D., and Hanifah, F. (2021). Simulated Zonal Current Characteristics in the Southeastern Tropical Indian Ocean (SETIO). Ocean Sci., 17(4). DOI:

Vriend P., Hidayat H., van Leeuwen J., Cordova M.R., Purba N.P., Löhr A.J., Faizal I., Ningsih N.S., Agustina K., Husrin S., Suryono D.D., Hantoro I., Widianarko B., Lestari P., Vermeulen B., and van Emmerik T. (2021). Plastic Pollution Research in Indonesia: State of Science and Future Research Directions to Reduce Impacts. Front. Environ. Sci., 9(692907). DOI: 10.3389/fenvs.2021.692907.

Rachmayani, R., Ningsih, N.S., Ardiansyah, I., Yani, L.F., Rizal, A.M., Kartadikaria, A.R., Sari, N.T, and Park, H. (2021). Utilization and Linkage of Oceanic Energy in Natuna Island: A review. In: Lee, J.L., Suh, K.-S., Lee, B., Shin, S., and Lee, J. (Eds.), Crisis and Integrated Management for Coastal and Marine Safety. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 114, pp. 599–603, ISSN: 0749-0208, DOI:

Kisnarti, E. A., Ningsih, N. S., Putri, M. R., and Hendriati, N. (2021). Current Dynamics and Water Column Stability in Indonesian Waters Based on Hydrodynamics Model. Indonesian Journal of Geography, 53 (2), ISSN: 00249521, DOI: 58091.

Rachmayani, R., Ningsih, N.S., and Karyoto, J.A.A. (2021). Assessment of Potential Location for Ocean Wave Energy Converter Installation in Southern Waters of Lampung, Banten and Sukabumi. International Journal on Energy Conversion (I.R.E.CON.), 9(1). DOI:

Ningsih, N.S., Hanifah, F., Tanjung, T.S., Yani, L.F., and Azhar, M.A. (2020). The Effect of Tropical Cyclone Nicholas (11–20 February 2008) on Sea Level Anomalies in Indonesian Waters. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 8(948).

Rizal, A.M., and Ningsih, N.S. (2020). Ocean Wave Energy Potential along the West Coast of the Sumatra Island, Indonesia.  Journal of Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy, 6 (2). DOI: 10.1007/s40722-020-00164-w.

Yulihastin, E., Hadi, T. W., Ningsih, N. S., and Syahputra, M. R. (2020). Early morning peaks in the diurnal cycle of precipitation over the northern coast of West Java and possible influencing factors. Annales Geophysicae, 38. 10.5194/angeo-38-231-2020.

Hermansyah, H., Ningsih, N.S., Nabil, Tarya, A., dan Syahruddin. (2020). Numerical Modeling of Tidal Current Patterns Using 3-Dimensional MOHID in Balikpapan Bay, Indonesia. Jurnal Ilmiah Perikanan dan Kelautan, 12(1). ISSN: 2085-5842; DOI: 10.20473/jipk.v12i1.16257.

Khoirunnisa, H., Rachman, R.A., Ningsih, N.S., dan Syamsudin, F. (2020). The Role of Decadal Kelvin Wave in the Western of Sumatra and Along the South Coast of Java using Frequency-Wavenumber 2D Spectral Analysis. Journal of Geoscience, Engineering, Environment, and Technology, 5(1). ISSN: 2503-216X. DOI: 10.25299/jgeet.2020.5.1.3889.

Kuntoro, W.S., Ningsih, N.S., and Rachmayani, R. (2020) Seasonal wave characteristics in Southern Bali Waters in 2014. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 618(012002). ISSN: 1755-1315. DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/618/1/012002.

Ardiansyah, I., Ningsih, N.S., and Rachmayani, R. (2020) Wave Characteristics in Natuna Waters during Typhoon Hagibis Event. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 618 (012001). ISSN: 1755-1315. DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/618/1/012001.

Jabbar, I.A., and Ningsih, N.S. (2020). Extreme Wave Height Analysis in Natuna Sea Using Peak-Over Threshold Method. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 618 (012024). ISSN: 1755-1315. DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/618/1/012024.

Kunarso, Hadi, S., Ningsih, N.S., Baskoro, M.S., Wirasatriya, A., and Kuswardani, A.R.T.D. (2020). The Classification of Upwelling Indicators base on Sea Surface Temperature, Chlorophyll-A and Upwelling Index, The Case Study in Southern Java to Timor Waters.  IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 530(012020). DOI:10.1088/1755-1315/530/1/012020.

Rachmayani, R., Prange, M., Schulz, M., and Ningsih, N. S. (2019). Climate Variability in Indonesia from 615 ka to Present: First Insight from Low-Resolution Couple Model Simulations. DIE ERDE – Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin, 150 (4). 10.12854/erde-2019-428.

Ningsih, N. S., Siddiq, N. L., and Tarya, A. (2019). A numerical study of tidal bores. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 1245, 012059. DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/1245/1/012059

Tarya, A., Sunaringati, L. C., and Ningsih, N. S. (2019). Mangrove density impacts on tidal dynamic in Segara Anakan Lagoon, Indonesia. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 1245, 012060. DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/1245/1/012060

Kästner, K., Hoitink, A. J. F., Torfs, P. J. J. F., Deleersnijder E., and Ningsih, N. S. (2019). Propagation of tides along a river with a sloping bed. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 872, 39-73. doi:10.1017/jfm.2019.331.

Rizal, A. M., Ningsih, N. S., Sofian, I., Hanifah, F., Hilmi, I. (2019). Preliminary study of wave energy resource assessment and its seasonal variation along the southern coasts of Java, Bali, and Nusa Tenggara waters. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 11(014502). DOI: 10.1063/1.5034161.

Kästner, K., Hoitink, A. J. F., Torfs, P. J. J. F., Vermeulen, B., Ningsih, N. S., and Pramulya, M. (2018). Prerequisites for Accurate Monitoring of River Discharge Based on Fixed-Location Velocity Measurements. Water Resources Research. 54(2). DOI: 10.1002/2017WR020990.

Hidayat, H., Teuling, A. J., Vermeulen, B., Taufik, M., Kastner, K., Geertsema, T. J., Bol, D. C. C., Hoekman, D. H., Haryani, G. S., Van Lanen, H. A. J., Delinom, R. M., DIjksma, R., Anshari, G. Z., Ningsih, N. S., Uijlenhoet, R., and Hoitink, A. J. F. (2017). Hydrology of inland tropical lowlands: The Kapuas and Mahakam wetlands. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21(5). DOI: 10.5194/hess-21-2579-2017

Kästner, K., Hoitink, A. J. F., Vermeulen, B., Geertsema, T. J., and Ningsih, N. S. (2017). Distributary Channels in the Fluvial to Tidal Transition Zone. Journal of Geophysical Research, 122(3). doi:10.1002/2016JF004075

Hanifah, F., and Ningsih, N. S. (2016). The Characteristic of Eddies in the Banda Sea. Advances and Applications in Fluid Mechanics, 19(4). 10.17654/FM019040889

Hanifah, F., Ningsih, N. S., and Sofian, I. (2016). Dynamics of Eddies in the Southeastern Tropical Indian Ocean. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 739, 012042. DOI:10.1088/ 1742-6596/739/1/012042

Ningsih, N. S., Rakhmaputeri, N., and Harto, A. B. (2013). Upwelling Variability along the Southern Coast of Bali and in Nusa Tenggara Waters. Ocean Science Journal, 48(1): 49-57.

Ningsih, N. S., and Azhar, M. A. (2013). Modelling of hydrodynamic circulation in Benoa Bay, Bali. Journal of Marine Science and Technology, Vol: 18, Issue 2, 203-212, ISSN 0948-4280. DOI 10.1007/s00773-012-0195-9.

Ningsih, N. S., Hadi, S., Utami, M. D., Rudiawan, A. P. (2011). Modelling of storm tide flooding along the Southern Coast of Java, Indonesia. Advances in Geosciences: Volume 24: Ocean Sciences (OS), pp. 87-104. DOI: 10.1142/8184-vol24

Ningsih, N. S., Yamashita, T., Aouf, L. (2000). Three-dimensional simulation of water circulation in the Java Sea: Influence of wind waves on surface and bottom stresses. Natural Hazards, 21(2-3), pp. 145-171. ISSN:0921-030XE-ISSN:1573-0840.

Kushadiwijayanto, A. A., Ningsih, N. S., dan Azhar, M. A. (2019). Analisis Sensitifitas Model Pasang Surut di Laut Indonesia Bagian Timur Menggunakan ROMS_Agrif. Jurnal Fisika Flux, 16(2). DOI:

Ningsih, N. S., Rachman, A., Hadi, S., dan Hanifah, F. (2019). Dinamika Seas dan Swell dari Laut Cina Selatan ke Teluk Jakarta Studi Kasus Kejadian Badai Hagibis, November 2007. Jurnal Teknik Sipil, 26(1). DOI: 10.5614/jts.2019.26.1.8

Hanifah, F., dan Ningsih, N. S. (2018). Identifikasi Tinggi dan Jarak Genangan Daerah Rawan Bencana Rob di Wilayah Pantai Utara Jawa yang Disebabkan Gelombang Badai Pasang dan Variasi Antar Tahunan. Jurnal Teknik Sipil, 25(1). DOI: 10.5614/jts.2018.25.1.10

Ningsih, N. S., Hanifah, F., and  Kusmarani, A. M. (2018). Peranan Dinamika Oseanografi dalam Pengelolaan Sumber Daya Perikanan. Journal of Fisheries and Marine Science, 2(2). DOI:

Ningsih, N. S., Kusmarani, A. M., and Hanifah, F. (2019). Kelvin Wave Propagation along the Southern Coasts of Sumatra, Java, and Lesser Sunda Islands Generated by Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) Phase 3. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 339(1). DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/339/1/012029.

Abdullah, F. A. R, Ningsih, N. S., and Rachmayani, R. (2019). Numerical Simulation of Tidal Bore in Kampar River: A Preliminary Study”. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 339(1). DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/339/1/012022.

Yulihastin, E., Hadi, T. W., and Ningsih, N. S. (2019). Diurnal Rainfall Propagation Relate to Cold Surge-Cold Tongue Interaction over The Northern Coast of West Java. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 303(2019). DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/303/1/012007.

Triasdian, B., Indartono, Y. S, Ningsih, N. S., and Novitasari, D. (2019). Device Selection of the Potential Wave Energy Site in Indonesian Seas. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 291(2019). DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/291/1/012040. 

Triasdian, B., Indartono, Y. S., Ningsih, N. S. (2018). Energy capture potential of existing wave energy converters for Indonesian sea. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1984(030002). DOI: 10.1063/1.5046623.

Nurfitri, S., Ningsih, N. S., Sentanu, A. N., Rachmayani, R. (2018). Numerical modeling of wave-current interaction in Merak Port, Indonesia. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 162(1). DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/162/1/012007. 

Hilmi, I., Ningsih, N. S., Sofian, I., Hanifah, F., Rizal, A. M. (2018). The study of MJO impact on wave height and wind speed in Indonesian Seas. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 162(1). DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/162/1/012004.

Rachmayani, R., Ningsih, N. S., Adiprabowo, S. R., and Nurfitri, S. (2018). Ocean wave characteristic in the Sunda Strait using Wave Spectrum Model. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 139(1). DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/139/1/012025. 

Rachmayani, R., Ningsih, N. S., Ramadhan, H., and Nurfitri, S. (2018). Analysis of ocean wave characteristic in Western Indonesian Seas using wave spectrum model. MATEC Web of Conferences, 147(05001). DOI: 10.1051/matecconf/201814705001.

Yulihastin, E., Ningsih, N. S., and Hadi, T. W. (2016). Identification of Changing in Diurnal Pattern of Rainfall in Case of Flooding in Northern Coastal of West Java 2014. Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium for Sustainable Humanosphere

Kästner, K., Hoitink, A. J. F., Vermeulen, B., Hidayat, Sassi, M. G., Pramulya, M., and Ningsih, N. S. (2015). Comparison of Discharge Estimates from a Rating Curve and ADCP Measurements. Proceedings of the 36th IAHR World Congress: Deltas of the Future and What Happens Upstream, Delft, Netherlands, 6671-6677

Muhammad, F. H., Tarya, A., dan  N. S. Ningsih. (2019). Studi Profil Vertikal Kecepatan Arus di Perairan Sekitar Kepulauan Derawan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia. Prosiding Seminar Nasional Kelautan dan Perikanan IV, 126-133

Tarya, A., Sunaringati, L. C.,  dan  N. S. Ningsih. (2019). Identifikasi Pengaruh Kerapatan Mangrove terhadap Dinamika Pasang Surut di Segara Anakan, Cilacap, Jawa Tengah. Prosiding Seminar Nasional Kelautan dan Perikanan IV 2018, 54-64

Hanifah, F., dan Ningsih, N. S. (2016). Variasi Musiman dan Tren Jangka Panjang (1950-2013) Eksistensi Eddies di Laut Banda. Prosiding Pertemuan Ilmiah Nasional Tahunan (PIT) XIII ISOI 2016, 278-288

Khoirunnisa, H., Ningsih, N. S., dan Syamsudin, F. (2016). Eksistensi Gelombang Kelvin Antar Tahunan dan Gelombang Rossby Dekadal di Perairan Selatan Jawa. Prosiding Pertemuan Ilmiah Nasional Tahunan (PIT) XIII ISOI 2016, 278-288.

Kunarso dan N. S. Ningsih. (2014). Memahami Distribusi Temporal Upwelling pada Variabilitas ENSO di Indonesia untuk Memperkirakan Waktu Musim Ikan Tuna Big Eye. Prosiding Seminar Nasional Tahunan ke-4: Hasil-hasil Penelitian Perikanan dan Kelautan, 123-130.


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