Call for Volunteer Zone Captains for ICCS (briefing on Wed 8th May 2019)

Dear friends,

We are assembling a new team to coordinate the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore, the annual data-gathering exercise in September which involves some 3,500 volunteers led by more than 70 organisations who will fan out to sites all around Singapore to collect, categorise and dispose of marine trash.  

Our hardworking Volunteer Zone Captains conduct site recces, recce reports, lease with Organisers, site allocations, training workshops  and public education through roadshows. We are briefing interested individuals to explain the process and details of how we organise this annual data-gathering exercise on Wed 8th May 2019: 7pm – 9pm.

We are looking for enthusiastic and responsible individuals who are keen to help coordination as Zone or Site Captains. For an idea of the commitment required, please see the tentative 2019 calendar.

Please sign up with this form by Friday 3rd May 2019 and we’ll get in touch!

All the best!


Sivasothi aka Otterman
For the ICCS Otters

Monitoring has ended for the NUS–NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme!

A big thank you to everyone who has helped out in the NUS–NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme! The monitoring programme which began in late 2017 ended in Feb 2019. With the help of volunteers, we achieved the primary objective of collecting year-round data about macro-debris and microplastics. This is a helpful complement to the ICCS dataset to address the marine debris issue in Singapore.

Locations of marine debris monitoring programme

 We are now deep in analysis with the dataset to identify seasonal trends, compositional variation and relative burdens on our shores. We have also begun stakeholder engagement workshops and will be pleased to welcome you to this sharing in the months ahead!

Once again, thank you very much for your kind support and for caring for the environment!