29 November 2017

Volunteers needed for Dec 2017 marine litter survey

Here's a chance to visit some of our shores and make a difference for the marine litter issue! Volunteer for the 2017-2019 NUS-NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme.
Trash just outside Pasir Ris Park boundary
Here are the Dec 2017 venues and dates and registration links.

About the programme

The 2017–2019 NUS–NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme is a citizen science programme that is initiated in November 2017. It engages volunteers, schools, and organizations to collect data on marine debris found on Singapore’s beaches.
Trash at Seletar
Data on both macro-debris (>5 mm) and microplastics (1 – 5 mm) will be collected from 20 quadrats (2.5 m by 2.5 m) at several sites every month to determine the trend of marine debris.
Trash on Pasir Ris shore
These data collected would form the national baseline of marine debris for Singapore which would help inform decision-making and policy development.
Oil-slicked Tanah Merah: Litter is a problem too!
Research sampling kit and cleanup supplies such as trash bags and gloves will be provided.

To get updates of future sampling events, please fill up this form

More details on the programme. Or contact Joleen at joleen.chan@nus.edu.sg


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