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) in six sites every alternate month.
If you are keen to help, sign up for the programme and you will be notified of upcoming data collection exercises!
A research sampling kit and cleanup supplies such as trash bags and gloves will be provided as required.
Why research marine trash?Marine trash is a great cause of concern due to its presence in all our oceans and adverse impact on the marine environment and wildlife.
This quantitative sampling will supplement more than 10 years of annual data on marine debris from the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore and provide data on temporal and seasonal variations of macro-debris and microplastics in Singapore.
What is the duration, time and location of sampling?Each sampling exercise would take 2.5 hours and being tide-dependent, limits the sampling time and dates. Morning sampling is would likely begin at 8:30am while late afternoon sampling, at 3:00pm.
Thank you so much for caring for the marine and coastal environments!