Volunteers needed for July 2018 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 NUS-NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme in July.
Photo by Liz Lim

July 2018 venues and dates and registration links

Selimang Beach on 07 July 2018, Saturday, 8:30am – 11:00am: https://marinedebrissampling07jul2018.eventbrite.sg

Pulau Ubin on 08 July 2018, Sunday, 8:30am – 11:30am: https://marinedebrissampling08jul2018.eventbrite.sg

Lim Chu Kang Beach and Mangrove, 21 July 2018, Saturday, 9:30am – 12:00pm https://marinedebrissampling21jul2018.eventbrite.sg

About the programme

The NUS-NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme (2017-2019) is a citizen science programme. 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.
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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

Schools and organisations can also participate in the programme with 20‒40 participants and you will be guided through the data collection exercise. A research sampling kit and cleanup supplies could be loaned as required. Sign up through this form.

More details about the programme in general. Or contact Joleen at joleen.chan@nus.edu.sg

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