Research Interests

​Exploring general ocean circulation in the Red Sea and its varibilities. To understand extreme haline water formation, transformation, and circulation in the Red Sea. To understand carbon budget in tropical inland seas, especially in the Indonesian seas through marine observation and modeling, aiming at revealing actual CO2 sink/source characteristics with its mechanism and projecting its impact to climate change related issues.

Selected Publications

  • Ocean circulation for the Indonesian seas driven by tides and atmospheric forcings: Comparison to observational dat...
    A. R. Kartadikaria, Y. Miyazawa, S. M. Varlamov, and K. Nadaoka
    J. Geophys. Res., 116, C09009, (2011)
  • Existence of eddies at crossroad of the Indonesian seas
    A. R. Kartadikaria, Y. Miyazawa, K. Nadaoka, A. Watanabe
    Ocean Dynamics Volume 62, Number 1, 31-44, (2011)

Education Profile

  • ​PhD., Oceanography, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 2011
  • M. Eng., Oceanography, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 2008
  • B.Sc., Oceanography, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia, 2004

Professional Profile

  • ​2013-Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2012-Present: Lecturer and faculty member, ITB, Bandung, Indonesia (on the leave)
  • 2011-2013: JSPS postdoctoral fellow, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2009-2011: Research internship fellow, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokohama, Japan

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​Indonesia Association of Oceanologists


  • ​Asahi Glass student award, 2001-2002
  • Orbit Foundation student award, 2002-2003
  • Mombukagusho scholarship, 2006-2011
  • JSPS postdoctoral award, 2011-2013

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Saudi Aramco Marine Research Center at KAUST (SAMERCK)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering(PSE)