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Doktor Mengabdi Universitas Brawijaya (DM-UB) team, again carries out community service activities, this time taking place on Gili Ketapang Island, Sumberasih District, Probolinggo Regency, East Java on Saturday, August 27th, 2022.

The DM-UB team consists of Ir. Muhammad Fauzan Edy Purnomo, S.T., M.T, Ph.D., Akhmad Zainuri S.T., M.T (Department of Electrical Engineering), Ir. Bambang Semedi, M.Sc, Ph.D., Dhira K. Saputra, S.Kel., M.Sc (Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences), and Supriono, S. Sos, M.A.B. (Faculty of Administrative Sciences).

In completing this program, the DM-UB Team was assisted by 7 students; Daffa Rahmansyah D., Fany Ganesta, Misbahuddin Yafi R., Atha Darari Putra (Electrical Engineering), Zantia Philar Adila (Industrial Engineering), Muhammad Naufal Eka Putra, and Hediyanti Indri Kusuma W. (Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences).

One of the partners of the DM-UB team, Pak Sakur who is also a Pokmakwas (Supervisory Community Group) stated that theft was rife in floating cages owned by local residents, especially at night.

In view of this local resident’s problem, the team donated a burglar sensor device and solar-powered lighting along with training on the operation of the tool to local cultivators.

“This is a manifestation of the request of local residents to help deal with lighting problems and theft that often occurs,” said Fauzan, the team leader who is also a lecturer at the Department of Electrical Engineering.

With this sensor and lighting device, he continued, it is hoped that it can help the community, especially cultivators, with their existing problems.

This tool is also designed using solar panels. This helps to overcome the problem of inadequate lighting in the residents’ floating cages which sometimes makes it difficult for cultivators to see the cages which are located quite far from the coast.

The problems that occur to cultivators in Gili Ketapang have become the focus and goal of the Doctoral Service Team (DM), that’s by providing solutions in the form of sensors and lighting that can be adjusted by the control holder of the tool.

Residents feel immensely helped by the existence of this lighting system, and theft or loss of fish can be minimized.

“We have high hopes because this is a PLTS that is very suitable for us who are still dependent on PLN, where PLN is also difficult to provide supplies because we are on an island surrounded by water,” said Pak Fauzan, one of the cage owners in the western part of Gili Ketapang.