“Plastic in the Open Ocean,” 2001. Agalita Marine Research Foundation & Bill Macdonald Productions.
This is important for all organisers – the ICCS Data Card and Excel Submission Sheets have been updated – cleanup organisers can download the new copies at the ICCS Downloads page.
This version reflects the changes introduced to the Data Card by the Ocean Conservancy for the 2008 cleanup – essentially there are now two categories for bags – paper or plastic.
The Excel submission sheet for Organisers to submit their site data has been updated as well.
Site Buddies play an important role during the coastal cleanup in assisting Organisers to run operations and motivate and assist volunteers on the shores. In order to help enhance Site Buddies preparation for the ICCS2008 cleanup, we are conducting a briefing at NUS.
Who is this briefing session for?
This workshop is for individuals who are assisting organisers in briefing, leading and working alongside other volunteers on the cleanup day. If you are new to the task, would like to know more about the background of the ICCS and would like to meet other Site Buddies who will be working at other sites, do come for the briefing. Individual participants who are not with an organisation are welcome to join us as well.
Who is conducting this briefing
The briefing will be conducted by the national coordinators – the ICCS Otters. We have decades of practical experience coordinating, organising and cleanups as well as sweating it out on the shores alongside volunteers every year! So we are eager to share with you useful tips that will make the cleanup smoother operationally and even more meaningful!
- To provide a clear understanding about the main objective of the ICC.
- To provide an appreciation of the background of the ICCS and 2008 updates to how the exercise is managed and communicated.
- To illustrate how to play an effective role as a Site Buddy, with practical tips about about briefing and working on site with cleanup volunteers.
- To introduce the new data card and data collation operations as well as how to see the first data and photo galleries posted online.
To register for the briefing session, please click here.
The current status has been published, and you can view the “live sheet” here.