On Monday, Fujitsu Limited and PT. Fujitsu Indonesia announced the completion of a participatory disaster information-sharing system, created for Jakarta’s Regional Disaster Management Agency, BPBD DKI. The smartphone application, which lets residents share disaster information, will be ready to go this month.
Heavy seasonal rain swept across Indonesia during the days between 17 and 19 January 2013. Subsequently, Indonesia's capital Jakarta has been affected by heavy floods.
On 30 January, 2013 the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" was activated for inundations in the city. The mechanism was triggered by USGS on behalf of BPPT Indonesia to provide space data of the affected areas.