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!

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