4 May 2018

14 May (Mon): "Ocean's 18" talks for Pint of Science

Meet Real Marine Scientists and learn more about their work! While enjoying a pint.
Dr Jani Tanzil shares about Singapore's corals. How old are they? What are the threats they face? While Gonzalo Carrasco shares more about Singapore's seawater quality.

From The Pint of Science event page.

Corals: engineers and natural archives of the marine world!
by Jani Tanzil, Senior Research Fellow
Saint John’s Island National Marine Laboratory (SJINML-NUS); jointly appointed at the Asian School of the Environment (NTU)

Global changes in the Earth’s climate, along with human-related environmental degradation, are compromising the health and existence of sensitive marine ecosystems, such as coral reefs. On tropical coral reefs, hermatypic scleractinian, or “reef-building” corals form the backbone of the ecosystem, engineering the three-dimensional calcium carbonate reef framework that is home to huge diversity of marine life. This talk will share the current threats to coral reefs, and what long-lived corals (hundreds of years old) can tell us about themselves and world we share with these amazing creatures.

Looking at metal pollution in seawater of Singapore and the region
by Gonzalo Carrasco, Postdoctoral Researcher
Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling (CENSAM) IRG
Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)

Some trace metals found in seawater are nutritious for organisms (e.g. zinc), while others are toxic (e.g. lead). Where do they come from? How do they impact us and our environment? And more importantly, what is the condition of seawater locally and in the region? Join this talk to get answers!

Date: 14 May (Mon)
Time: 6.30pm registration, talks at 7pm - 9.30pm
Cost: $5 per ticket. Get tickets here.
Venue: The Good Beer Company
2 Science Park Drive, Savourworld #01-23, 118222

The Pint of Science festival aims to deliver interesting, fun, relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public – all in the pub! We want to provide a platform which allows people to discuss research with the people who carry it out. It is run by volunteers and was established by a community of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in 2012. The main festival takes place annually over three days in the month of May simultaneously in pubs across the world. Pint of Science is a non-profit organisation.

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