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About me

Let me introduce myself

A bit about me

After started his work at the Center for Deep Sea Research last year, this researcher has a big plan for the better future of Indonesia's deep-sea research. Trying his best to achieve it. He has 5 years of experience in mineral explorations, by the way.

Currently studying the Chinese language preparation program at Tongji University and starting his geophysics master program next year. He's a big fan of Manchester United. Music, gadgets, and running never fail to make him happy.


Deepak Bhagya

Personal info

Abi Dzikri Alghifari

Mobile (ID): +(62) 81223001161
Mobile (CH): +(86) 19821238357
WeChat ID: abialghifari7
Website: www.abialghifari.com
E-mail (personal): abi.alghifari@gmail.com
E-mail (work): abid005@lipi.go.id


Know more about my past


  • 2018-now

    Researcher @ P2LD LIPI

    Field of Expertise: Geophysics

    Field of Research: Applied Geophysics

    Notable Research:

    Fe-Mn Nodules and Co-Rich Crusts Exploration at Pacific Ocean (2018-2019) -

    Sediment Analysis at North Ambon Sea,Indonesia (2018) -

    Notable Training:

    Deep-sea Minerals Exploration Training (Practical), Pacific Ocean (2018-2019) -

    Deep-sea Minerals Exploration Training (Theoretical), Russia (2018) -

  • 2016-2017

    Independent Geophysicist

    Notable Project:

    Gold Exploration using Magnetics Method at Nanga Pinoh, Kalbar (2017) -

    Burried Utility Locating using GPR Method at Jakarta, DKI Jakarta (2017) -

  • 2012-2013; 2015-2016

    Geophysicist @ Geomin Unit (Antam)

    Notable Project:

    Gold Exploration using TDIP Method at Kelantan, Malaysia (2016) -

    Bauxite Exploration using GPR Method at Tayan, Kalbar (2015) -

    Nickel Exploration using Resistivity Method at Buli, Malut (2013) -

    Gold Exploration using Magnetics Method at Oksibil, Papua (2012) -


  • 2020-2023

    Tongji University (Geophysics Master Program)

  • 2019-2020

    Tongji University (Chinese language preparation course)

  • 2007-2012

    Universitas Gadjah Mada (Geophysics bachelor program)

    Notable Organization:

    - Himpunan Mahasiswa Geofisika [HMGF UGM] (2007-2012)

    - Society of Exploration Geophysicicst (SEG) Student Chapter (2007-2012)

  • 2004-2007

    MAN Yogyakarta II (Science)

    Notable Organization:

    - Kelompok Ilmiah Remaja (2004-2007)

    - Pramuka (2004-2005)

  • 2001-2004

    MTs YAPIN Kertasemaya

    Notable Organization:

    - Pramuka (2001-2002)

    - Palang Merah Remaja (2002-2003)

Skills & Things about me

Project Managing
Mineral Prospecting, Environmental, & Geotechnical Survey
Data Acquisition & Processing
Resistivity, TDIP, CS-AMT, Magnetics, Gravity, & GPR Data
Data Interpretation & Reporting
Resistivity, TDIP, CS-AMT, Magnetics, Gravity, & GPR Data


Projects Portfolio, Gadget, Music Review, Manchester United, & Life

July 30, 2022

ISA Training Day 23-25: Fishing in Offshore Busan, South Korea!

Just after the beautiful sunset in Sunday evening, October 21, 2018, we arrived at Busan. Yeah, Busan, North Korea. This city doesn't sound familiar with me. Nope, not because the movie Train to Busan that was released in 2016, but far earlier than that. It was one of host cities in 2002 World Cup. Busan is also host city for 2002 Asian Games. Okay, enough for the Busan intro. Take a look one of photos taken by Dolo.

A hill in the south of Busan captured by Dolo from the vessel

The weather of that end of October was quite nice, not that cold as Slavyanka's temperature. We couldn't get off of the vessel so we spent some quality times only on vessel. At that night, we went fishing in the back of the vessel. I'm not a fan of fishing, but it was a great experience. We were talking while we're waiting the bait to get eaten by the fish. We couldn't hide our happiness when we got our first fish.

Me and scientist group were fishing. (Photo by Dolo)

A fish we got at that night. (Photo by me)

Kira and the fish she got. (Photo by Kira)

The next day, our class training was started. In the first week, two trainees a day will give a presentation about work and country. Bia talked about work in the morning and Isuri talked about countries in the afternoon. My turn and Jose's are the day after that. We talked about work. I talked about my working experience and also my research center.

Bia's presentation on work.

Isuri's presentation introducing her country.

Jose is talking about his work

We also got new meal menu for one week. Here's the menu:

God, I miss these meals so bad! Haha

The next day, October 23, 2018, we departed from Busan towards Magellan Seamount, West Pacific. As a tradition, we throw coin to the ocean. Here's the video of Yuriy doing it.


Here are some pictures we captured as we left Busan:

Busan from Dolo's telelens.

This is our favorite (Photo by Dolo)

Steep cliff captured by Dolo

Busan at the back now. (Photo by Kira)

Goodbye, Busan.. (Photo by Yuriy)

July 03, 2022

ISA Training Day 21-22: Sunrise Over the Calmness of Japan Sea

 October 19-20, 2018 around coordinate 41°39'10.15"N 131°33'12.46"E.

My first sunrise as the vessel is moving in Japan Sea.

The first two days on the vessel was focusing on adaptation. Adapt to sleep while moving, eating while moving, and every activities while moving. Luckily, the moving from Slavyanka (especially to the first stop, Busan, South Korea) is less dramatic. And that's a good thing. 

I was not "new" on exploration field, because I've been there before. Doing exploration on the land, however, you always knew that you're still connected to human civilization. Even at the most remote location at the wilderness of the peak-est point of Pegunungan Bintang district of Papua, that I've been to in 2012-2013, I always knew that the helicopter will come twice a month to give us the logistics and some news, since there's no cellphone connection there and the nearest village is two days away by foot. But still, this was new millstone for me, because I'll be in the middle of nowhere with ocean around you for more than 3 months. So, I was not surprised that I had a strange feeling about it. Maybe it's because of the friendliness of the scientists and crews on the RV Yuzhmorgeologiya, or maybe also because of the waves of Japan Sea in the middle of October was quite calm. But, what I knew was my adaptation is quite smooth. 

Starting from eating adaption, especially the time. It was at 6 PM for dinner when the vessel was docked at Slavyanka. The dinner time was pushed back to 7:30 PM. So, we needed to hold our craving for food for 1.5 hour. The good thing is, however, now we have tea time at around 3:30 PM. It was not a problem anymore then as long as we didn't skip the tea time.

Here's the timetable on the dining room (I'm still not sure why it's called wardroom though)

I also took my time to go around the vessel to find the location for specific purpose. Dining room is one deck below us. To go there, I passed the washing room in the same deck with my cabin with men bathroom next too it. Later I was told by Vladimir that I can use the other washing room at other side of the vessel (I think it was more front of the vessel) and I can use men bathroom in the upper deck. The funny thing was they were naked during bathing, like, completely naked. I was not used to this. Well, I was naked when I bathed in the river, but that was 20 years ago when I was little. The shower cubes in the bathroom don't have doors, so only border between to cubes. At first, I used underwear, but then I was completely naked for the next 3 months when I bathed and I completely didn't care anymore. Haha.

Some signs in the washing room

The bed on my cabin. I took the top bunk while Jose is in the bottom bunk.

The full moon I took from my cabin window.

So, that's it for today. Don't forget to read my previous posts on this series and check the upcoming posts. Thank you guys!



May 06, 2022

ISA Training Day 20: Goodbye, Slavyanka!

 October 18, 2018. It's time to say goodbye to Slavyanka! Our journey begins. 

Irina and her husband, both are scientist at RV Gelendzhik, waving to us in RV Yuzhmorgeologiya during departing time. (Photo from Dolo)

I don't know the reason, but it turns out that our vessel need to be pulled by small ship first.

Here's the picture of small ship that pulled our vessel. (Photo by Dolo)

Here are some pictures during our departure:

See you, RV Gelendzhik! (Photo by Dolo)

A hill captured from the vessel. (Photo by Dolo)

Another hill with residential area under it. (Photo by Dolo)

Some ships at the port. (Photo by Dolo)

Another ship with a bunch of containers. (Photo by Dolo)

Vladivostok view from the vessel (Photo by Dolo)

Bia and Amina said goodbye to Slavyanka!


That's it for today. Thank you, guys!

ISA Training Day 19: Moving to RV Yuzhmorgeologiya

It was October 17, 2018. If you read my previous blog posts, during our stay in Slavyanka, we stayed at our cabins in RV Gelendzhik. We were scheduled to use RV Gelendzhik (?) as our vessel to do our practical part of our ISA training. JSC Yuzhmorgeologiya, the company, also have other RV, called RV Yuzhmorgeologiya, that has departed on October 12. I remember that RV Yuzhmorgeologiya was returned to the port because of some technical problems 2 days later. 

This is RV Gelendzhik captured by Kira from RV Yuzhmorgeologiya that returned 2 days after its departure.

Because the problems has already been solved, the RV Yuzhmorgeologiya were scheduled on the next day to depart. Because we've been in Slavyanka for almost a week and RV Gelendzhik will be departed in the next week, the plan changed. We're moved to RV Yuzhmorgeologiya so we don't have to wait any longer. 

The thing is, I've already unpacked my things, like all of the things. My suitcase has been emptied. In addition, We've been to Limonchik, one of the biggest department store in town, and I bought a lot of Indomie cup. So, I need some extra time to pack everything.

It's good that Indomie is available here. Really helped a lot during the cruise. (Source: here)

The two RVs then located next to each other and the crews made a bridge between the two. After say goodbye to everyone from RV Gelendzhik, we cross the bridge. Someone from RV Yuzhmorgeologiya greeted us and showed us which cabins we will stay. Our cabin (me and Jose) is not that different from the one in RV Gelendzhik. But check out the cabins for the ladies (Isuri & Amina and Bia & Dolo):

The interior of the cabin at RV Yuzhmorgeologiya (photo by Dolo)

It even has the desk for work (photo by Dolo).

Some toilet and bath tub inside (photo by Dolo)

 It's quite an upgrade from this cabin at RV Gelendzhik:

The cabin from RV Gelendzhik

I don't envy or complaint or anything. Because we spent most of the time at Trainee's Room anyway (that's a story for another day). We spent many times hang out at their cabin too. 

Some honorable mention is me and Jose met Vladimir and Sasha at Scientist Room. It was because we wanted to take hot water at the dining room (like we always did at RV Gelendzhik), but we got nothing there. We were told to make a hot water with water boiler at scientist room. In the scientist room, we met Vladimir (the chief of scientist) and Sasha (the scientist). We talked about our theoretical part training in Saint Petersburg. Also I knew from this meeting that Sasha is a big fan of FC Zenit after we told our visit to the stadium.

So, that's it for today. See you tomorrow.

May 05, 2022

ISA Training Day 18: Enjoying Cappuccino and Cake at Point Cafe, New Friend at Vessel New Gym, and First Time Playing Uno

It's been around 1 year and a half since my last post about this post series. I've been busy with my thesis so I don't have time to just update this blog. Now it's 3 days after the Eid and I think it's a perfect time to update my blog.

Alright, so it was October 18, 2018, 3 days after we move to Slavyanka and we still didn't know when is the practical part of our training will start. So, we - me, Dolo, and Jose - decided to go outside just to feel the fresh air. I forget which route we walked that day. But we ended up at a cafe at the town center named Point Cafe.

Here's our picture at the cafe.


Here are some pictures I found from the internet:

The front view of the cafe. (Source: here)

The inside view of the cafe. (Source: here)

Some menu at the wall. (Source: Here)

We talked so many things some cakes in front of us. I forget most of them, but I remember we talked so many things about our countries. Anyway, the cafe is located near Monument to the Heroes Hassan if you read my previous post.

In the afternoon, we went to the gym at the vessel. We met some crews from the vessel, I think they are technician. Their English is not that fluent (neither do I), but somehow we just talked. They are quite friendly.

In the afternoon, Dolo and Jose introduced us the card game called 'uno'. Little thing we knew, this game stuck with us for the next 2-3 months because it's so addictive and enjoyable. But, that would be a story for another day. See you, guys!

October 15, 2020

ISA Training Day 17: Enjoying A Lovely Beach in Baklan Bay with Scientists from RV Gelendzhik

As usual, that Monday was a sunny day in Slavyanka. The scientist team from RV Gelendzhik invited us for a little vacation to one beach in the south of the city. Of course, we agreed without even thinking twice. The beach itself is not a part of the Slavyanskiy Gulf in the west where our vessel located. It's a part of Baklan Bay in the south. Bruysa Cape separates Slavyanskiy Gulf and Baklan Bay. There's a beautiful lighthouse in the cape, but we didn't have time to visit there.

The trainees and the scientist from the RV Gelendzhik in one frame at the beach. (Photo by Irina)

We went there in the afternoon. It's around 4 km from the shipyard, but it would be taking so much time if we walk, so we decided to order two cars for us to get there. Although the road is not wide, has many turns, and with hilly contour, I gotta admit that the asphalt is really smooth. Around 10 minutes later, we arrived at the beach.

The beach is nice. The water is clear. The sand is soft. The wive is not big. The wind is not that strong. Ah, one more: it's really clean! And not many people at that time. So, it's perfect! I was going to swim there, but I didn't feel like to do it the second I touched the water. It was really cold. Alright, here are the pictures that we took there.

Look how clear the water is. You can see Antipenko and Sibiryakova Island in the distance. (Photo by me)

Bruysa Cape in the east. (Photo by me)

Hilly contour on the north. (Photo by me)

Klerka Cape on the southwest. (Photo by me)

We walked to the west part until we met a river with a delta river in the middle. We took a selfie with that background. In addition, I took Bia's picture doing his pose in the middle of the delta with a burst mode. I gave you the best photo.

The delta river. (Photo by me)

Our selfie with the delta as the background. (Photo by me)

Patrick, is that you? (Photo by me)

Perfect pose, Bia! (Photo by me)

We ate at the small restaurant on the beachside. We were eating, talking, and dancing. I remember Irina talked to us that we'll be on the cruise for months and they are happy that we are coming with them. We just met for a couple of days, but we were like family already.

Our preparation before the meal. (Photo by Isuri)

Another photo on the table. (Photo by Isuri)

The dancing. Look how happy we were. (photo by me)

The decision was easily changing at that time. We didn't know if we will use RV Gelendzhik with them or will come with other scientists with RV Yuzhmorgeologiya that was still in repair. However, we didn't worry much about that. We knew that we have to live in the moment. And that's what we did at that time. No worry, just enjoy the moment.

What happened next? No. I'm not going to spoil our next story here. So, stay tuned for the next post and make sure to read the other stories from this post series on this link: http://www.abialghifari.com/2020/10/isa-training-story-complete-list.html. 


What can I do

Mineral Prospecting Survey

Mineral exploration, such us gold, bauxite, and nickel using geophysical methods.

Notable Project: Gold Exploration using TDIP Method at Kelantan, Malaysia (2016).

Environmental Survey

Geophysical Survey for envoironmental purpose, such as groundwater exploration and groundwater contamination investigation.

Notable Project: Groundwater Exploration using Resistivity VES Method at Lebak, Banten (2014).

Geotechnical Survey

Geophysical Survey for geotechnical purpose, such as utility locating (e.g.: burried pipeline) and bedrock depth locating for building construction purpose

Notable Project: Burried uitility locating at Jalan Gatot Subroto, Jakarta (2017)


Get in touch with me


Kongsijaya 02/01, Widasari, Indramayu 45271

Phone number

+(62) 81223001161