Jan 2019 sampling events for NUS–NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme – Last sampling sessions!

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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Volunteers collecting macro-debris and microplastics samples from within square plots at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal beach

Join us in the upcoming sampling events for January 2019!
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.

  1. Lim Chu Kang Beach and Mangrove, 20 January 2019, Sunday, 2:30pm – 5:30pm: https://marinedebrissampling20jan2019.eventbrite.sg
  2. Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal Beach, 27 January 2019, Sunday, 8:30am – 11:30am https://marinedebrissampling27jan2019.eventbrite.sg

As each study site is visited every two months and the monitoring programme ends in Feb 2019, this is the last sampling sessions for the site above. So join us this month if you haven’t before but wish to contribute to the study!


Sieving muddy substrate with the help of some water at Lim Chu Kang mangrove

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.

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

Thank you for caring for the coastal and marine environment!