Sep 2018 sampling events for NUS–NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme

Are you concerned about marine trash and want to do more than just a cleanup? Then join us in the 2017–2019 NUS–NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme!

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Participants of the 07 July 2018 sampling at Selimang Beach.

Join us in the upcoming sampling events for September 2018!
No prior experience is required, just your interest and attention to details and data accuracy! Briefing and sampling supplies would be provided. Please click on the registration link below for details.

Selimang Beach on 01 Sep 2018, Saturday, 8:30am – 11:30am: https://marinedebrissampling01sep2018.eventbrite.sg

What is it about?
It is a citizen science programme that was recently initiated to engage volunteers, schools, and organizations with an interest to survey and collect data on marine debris found on Singapore’s beaches. Click on this link or the tab above to find out more!

What will we collect and why?
Data on both macro-debris (>5 mm) and microplastics (1 – 5 mm) will be collected from six sites every alternate month. These data collected would supplement the annual ICCS data and form the national baseline of marine debris for Singapore which would help inform marine debris management.

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A pile of microplastics collected using a sieve. Microplastics is ubiquitous and include plastics that were originally manufactured small and those that come from the breaking up of plastic products.

How can I get involved?
For individuals who are interested in participating in the data collection exercises, please sign up with this form to receive updates of monthly sampling events.

For schools / organisation, sign up with this form for the programme with 20‒40 participants and you will be guided through the data collection exercise. A research sampling kit and cleanup supplies could be loaned as required

For more information on this programme, please contact Joleen at joleen.chan@nus.edu.sg

Thank you for caring for the coastal and marine environment!

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Calling for volunteers for 21 July 2018 NUS–NParks Marine Debris sampling at Lim Chu Kang mangrove

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Participants of 17 Dec 2017 sampling at Lim Chu Kang mangrove.

Are you concerned about marine trash and want to do more than just a cleanup? Then join us in the 2017–2019 NUS–NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme!

Join us in the upcoming sampling events for July 2018!
We are still looking for more help with the sampling session at Lim Chu Kang  beach and mangrove. No prior experience is required, just your interest, attention to details and data accuracy! Briefing and sampling supplies would be provided. Please click on the link below to register.

  1. Lim Chu Kang Beach and Mangrove, 21 July 2018, Saturday, 9:30am – 12:00pm https://marinedebrissampling21jul2018.eventbrite.sg

What is it about?
It is a citizen science programme that was recently initiated to engage volunteers, schools, and organizations with an interest to survey and collect data on marine debris found on Singapore’s beaches. Click on this link or the tab above to find out more!

What will we collect and why?
Data on both macro-debris (>5 mm) and microplastics (1 – 5 mm) will be collected from six sites every alternate month. These data collected would supplement the annual ICCS data and form the national baseline of marine debris for Singapore which would help inform marine debris management.

Trash at Lim Chu Kang mangrove on 10 Mar 2018.

How can I get involved in future sampling events?
For individuals who are interested in participating in the data collection exercises, please sign up with this form to receive updates of monthly sampling events.

 

Thank you for caring for the coastal and marine environment!

July 2018 sampling events for NUS–NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme

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Participants of 12 May 2018 sampling at Noordin Beach, Pulau Ubin.

Are you concerned about marine trash and want to do more than just a cleanup? Then join us in the 2017–2019 NUS–NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme!

Join us in the upcoming sampling events for July 2018!
No prior experience is required, just your interest and attention to details and data accuracy! Briefing and sampling supplies would be provided. Please click on the links below to register.

  1. Selimang Beach on 07 July 2018, Saturday, 8:30am – 11:00am: https://marinedebrissampling07jul2018.eventbrite.sg
  2. Pulau Ubin on 08 July 2018, Sunday, 8:30am – 11:30am: https://marinedebrissampling08jul2018.eventbrite.sg
  3. Lim Chu Kang Beach and Mangrove, 21 July 2018, Saturday, 9:30am – 12:00pm https://marinedebrissampling21jul2018.eventbrite.sg

What is it about?
It is a citizen science programme that was recently initiated to engage volunteers, schools, and organizations with an interest to survey and collect data on marine debris found on Singapore’s beaches. Click on this link or the tab above to find out more!

What will we collect and why?
Data on both macro-debris (>5 mm) and microplastics (1 – 5 mm) will be collected from six sites every alternate month. These data collected would supplement the annual ICCS data and form the national baseline of marine debris for Singapore which would help inform marine debris management.

microplastics

A pile of microplastics collected using a sieve. Microplastics is ubiquitous and include plastics that were originally manufactured small and those that come from the breaking up of plastic products.

How can I get involved?
For individuals who are interested in participating in the data collection exercises, please sign up with this form to receive updates of monthly sampling events.

For schools / organisation, sign up with this form for the programme with 20‒40 participants and you will be guided through the data collection exercise. A research sampling kit and cleanup supplies could be loaned as required

For more information on this programme, please contact Joleen at joleen.chan@nus.edu.sg

Thank you for caring for the coastal and marine environment!

Join us for a VERY tough cleanup? Sat 9th June 2018, the Sungei Mandai Kechil mangrove cleanup

Dear Friends,

Sungei Mandai Kechil mangrove is an important but unprotected mangrove forest in Singapore. Part of the Mandai Mangrove and Mudflats (MMM), this is a 15.4 hectare patch of mangrove swamp in the northwest of Singapore.

Midday of Sat 9 June 2018, with permission from SLA/PCG, the ICCS MMM team (Germaine, Adriane, Airani and Otterman) will be conducting a year-round coastal cleanup in the back mangrove there. We are calling out to experienced, hardy and dedicated coastal cleanups volunteers to join us on this mission!

Sungei Mandai Kechil mangrove trash

This site is difficult: we have to be very careful to prevent impact, and a lot of trash is trapped in the thorny and dense vegetation of the back mangrove. There may be snakes, hornets and glass pieces. We have to be well protected, very patient and tenacious!

Participants will work as a team to help with the safety, site allocation, site security and coordination of trash transfer.

You must have appropriate footwear to join us as your safety is important.
Details and registration here: http://tinyurl.com/mmm-09jun2018

All the best!

Cheerio!

Sivasothi


Coordinator,
International Coastal Cleanup Singapore
c/o Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
& Department of Biological Sciences
National University of Singapore

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International Coastal Cleanup Singapore 2018 – Registration for Organisers is open!

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Greetings Organisers!

ICCS will be conducted on Sat 15th Sep 2018

The International Coastal Cleanup coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy is the data-gathering exercise held every September. Held in Singapore since 1992, we will conduct the exercise this year on the international date of the third Saturday in September – 15 Sep 2018.

Invitation to Organisers to register

We invite Organisers to register and to indicate your preferred sites and dates.

The ICCS team will review applications in end-May, end-June and end-July. Sites are allocated based on your familiarity with the site, your experience with ICCS, the site difficulty level and and your volunteer preparation, and the date of registration.

You will be informed by email.

Registrations will close at the end of July.

Workshops for Organisers in July

Workshops for Organisers and their assistants will be conducted by ICCS Zone Captains at NUS in July. Anyone who needs help in reviewing the site recce and safety assessment checklists must attend. While critical for new Organisers, the workshops can serve as a refresher for veterans who would contribute to the group discussions with peers.

You can choose ONE of three dates to attend the workshop – from Thu 05 Jul, Thu 12 Jul or Thu 19 Jul 2018. Please indicate your interest in the July workshop and we will re-confirm closer to the date. Should we open up more dates, we will make these available to you as well.

Other dates

If you are interested in conducting a cleanup at other times of the year (without data collection), please examine the options at this page: https://coastalcleanup.wordpress.com/year-round-cleanups/

Thank you for your interest in caring for the environment!

N. Sivasothi
Coordinator,
International Coastal Cleanup Singapore
http://coastalcleanup.nus.edu.sg
c/o Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
& Department of Biological Sciences
National University of Singapore

Call for volunteer site captains to join the ICCS Otters team! [apply by 10 May 2018]

The International Coastal Cleanup in Singapore coordinators are searching for motivated individuals who can help with the annual data gathering event in September.

The ICCS Otters are a dedicated team who have been coordinating the International Coastal Cleanup in Singapore for more than a decade. We work with Organisers from more than 70 organisations and institutions who lead some 3,500 volunteers to the beach and mangroves of Singapore in September.

iccsottersVolunteer Site Captains will help ICCS Zone Captains with coordination which involves:

  • site recces to evaluate trash load and safety issues,
  • updating recce reports,
  • liaisoning with and training Organisers through meetings and workshops,
  • allocation of sites for the September cleanups and
  • site supervision on the day of the cleanup event.

You must be able to commit to the five meetings and four field trips listed in the 2018 Calendar.

We keep meetings and emails to a minimum in order to sustain this effort alongside our regular jobs long-term. So to work with us, you need to be responsive and dedicated.

If you fit the bill and can make the dates, sign up here to join the ICCS Otters and we will be in touch!

Please apply by Thu 10 May 2018.

Thanks for caring for the environment!

May 2018 sampling events for NUS–NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme

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Participants of 10 Feb 2018 sampling at Noordin Beach, Pulau Ubin.

Are you concerned about marine trash and want to do more than just a cleanup? Then join us in the 2017–2019 NUS–NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme!

Join us in the upcoming sampling events for May 2018!
No prior experience is required, just your interest! Briefing and sampling supplies would be provided. Please click on the links below to register.

  1. Pulau Ubin on 12 May 2018, Saturday, 9:00am – 12:00pm:
    https://marinedebrissampling12may2018.eventbrite.sg
  2. Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal Beach on 20 May 2018, Sunday, 9:00am – 12:00pm:
    https://marinedebrissampling20may2018.eventbrite.sg

What is it about?
It is a citizen science programme that is recently initiated to engage volunteers, schools, and organizations with an interest to survey and collect data on marine debris found on Singapore’s beaches. Click on this link or the tab above to find out more!

What will we collect and why?
Data on both macro-debris (>5 mm) and microplastics (1 – 5 mm) will be collected from six sites every alternate month. These data collected would supplement the annual ICCS data and form the national baseline of marine debris for Singapore which would help inform marine debris management.

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Collection of microplastic sample using household sieve.

How can I get involved?
For individuals who are interested in participating in the data collection exercises, please sign up with this form to receive updates of monthly sampling events.

For schools / organisation, sign up with this form for the programme with 20‒40 participants and you will be guided through the data collection exercise. A research sampling kit and cleanup supplies could be loaned as required

For more information on this programme, please contact Joleen at joleen.chan@nus.edu.sg

Thank you for caring for the coastal and marine environment!