• the Pusat Studi and Simpul Team, above all Ir. Yempita Efendi

  • the Rektor of Bung Hatta University, Prof. Sjofjan Asnawi

  • the former Dean of the Fisheries Faculty of BHU, Prof. Muchtar Ahmad

  • the Indonesian crew of the research vessels KM “FAPERI” and KM “SELAR”

  • the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

  • the German Technical Co-operation (GTZ)

  • the German Embassy in Jakarta

  • and last not least the Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO), UK and Overseas Services Bureau (OSB) Australia