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Marine trash sampling at Changi Beach on 28 Dec 2017 (Thu)

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Meet at Coconut Grove area

Changi Beach Carpark 6

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Join us in a marine debris sampling event at Changi Beach, Carpark 6! Data on both macro-debris (>5 mm) and microplastics (1 – 5 mm) would be collected from 20 quadrats (2.5 m by 2.5 m) in a systematic manner and supplies such as trash bags, sieves and gloves would be provided. Your participation would contribute valuable data to the NUS-NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme and would be used to establish the baseline data of marine trash in Singapore. Interested to find out more? Please refer to the webpage here: https://coastalcleanup.wordpress.com/nus‒nparks-marine-debris-monitoring-programme/

The sampling would be done at Changi Beach Carpark 6 on 28 Dec 2017, Thursday, 8:30am - 11:30am. Participants could choose to take bus 9, 19, or 89 and alight at the SAF Ferry Terminal to walk to Carpark 6.

About the site: Changi Beach, Carpark 6 is a recreational beach facing the Johor Strait and part of a larger intertidal area which is home to a wide diversity of marine life.

Itinerary:

  • 8:30am (30 min) – Safety and procedure briefing. Apply insect repellent, and distribution of gloves and trash bags.

  • 9:00am (60 min) – Set up quadrats and begin macro-debris collection.

  • 10:00am (40 60 min) – End of macro-debris sampling; Distribute sieves and begin sampling of microplastics / Categorisation, counting and data recording of macro-debris.

  • 11:00am (15 min) – End of microplastics sampling and data recording; Transport of trash bags to Trash Disposal Point; Debrief

  • 11.15am – End of event

Things to note:

  1. Cleanup supplies such as gloves, trash bags, and weighing scales will be provided.
  2. You must wear hard-soled covered shoes or booties to protect your feet from hazards, else you won’t be able to participate in the sampling. Slippers and sandals are not allowed.
  3. A change of clothes is recommended after a sweaty workout.
  4. Long pants are recommended to protect your legs from insect bites.
  5. We will continue the sampling in rain (bring rain gear) but cease if there is threat of lightning.

Things to bring:

  1. Water bottle (with at least one litre of water)
  2. Hat, sun block and/or insect repellent
  3. Reusable raincoat/poncho (we will work in light rain)
  4. Change of clothes for public transpor

Be prepared:

  1. Sleep early the night before
  2. Have a decent breakfast – It’s hard work!
  3. Be punctual as the tide waits for no one!
  4. Please read our advice to participants to prepare yourself for the sampling exercise!

Thank you for your interest and see you on the beach!

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Changi Beach Carpark 6

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