International Conference on Plastics in the Marine Environment (IC-PME 2018), Singapore

Save the Dates! 5-7 December 2018

Celebrating Singapore Shores is proud to be an Organising Partner for this upcoming exciting international conference that will touch on a hot topic for the year - Plastics in the Marine Environment.

Synopsis: Globally, some eight million tonnes of plastic is dumped into the ocean every year, killing marine life and entering the human food chain. Five Asian nations account for 60% of the waste entering our oceans. The ubiquitous spread of plastic waste into every part of the marine environment has captured the attention of academics, industries, environmentalists, and the public. Plastic debris and animals killed by the ingestion of plastic capture the daily struggle of the world’s ocean ecosystems. The massive scale of this problem threatens our food security and sustainability.

In line with the International Year of the Reef 2018 and Singapore’s Year for Climate Action, this conference seeks to address the issue of plastic debris in the marine environment, with a special focus on microplastics and the environmental issues facing tropical Southeast Asia.

When is the conference? 5-7 December 2018

Where is the conference held? Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, University Town, National University of Singapore

What to expect? Participants can expect an array of talks and posters sharing on four major topics.
  • Plastics in the Sea
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Socio-economic issues
  • Solution for the Future
Details on registration and abstract submission will be available in August! Stay tune for more details by following our marine lab's website ( or FaceBook Page (

For more information or queries, you can contact the Organisers at

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