Are you concern 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!
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 nine sites every month. These data collected would provide recommendations to decision-making by forming the national baseline of marine debris for Singapore and supplementing the annual ICCS data.
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 20‒60 participants and you will be guided through the data collection exercise. A research sampling kit and cleanup supplies could be loaned as required.
Join us in the upcoming sampling events!
No prior experience is required, just your interest! Briefing and sampling supplies would be provided.
- Beach at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal on 25 Nov 2017 (Sat) 8:30am – 11:30am: https://marinedebrissampling25nov2017.eventbrite.sg
- Changi Beach, Carpark 6 on 29 Nov 2017 (Wed) 8:30am – 11:30am: https://marinedebrissampling29nov2017.eventbrite.sg
- East Coast Park Area C on 30 Nov 2017 (Thu) 8:30am – 11:30am: https://marinedebrissampling30nov2017.eventbrite.sg
- Coney Island, Beach A on 02 Dec 2017 (Sat) 3:00pm – 6:00pm: https://marinedebrissampling02dec2017.eventbrite.sg
For more information on this programme, please contact Joleen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for caring for the coastal marine environment!