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Marine trash sampling at East Coast Beach on 29 Dec 2017 (Fri)

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Meet at Amber Beacon Tower

Singapore, 449875

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Join us for a marine debris sampling event at East Coast Park Area C! 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 East Coast Park Area C on 29 Dec 2017, Friday, 8:30am - 11:30am.

About the site: East Coast Park Area C is a popular recreational beach frequented by members of the public and regularly cleaned by contractors. Trash items found here are brought in by incoming tide and beach-goers.

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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Singapore, 449875

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