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Symposium on Marine Pollution in Singapore and South East Asia

Initiated by the LKYSPP, an overview on the current state of things around the topic of marine pollution in Singapore and South East Asia has been organized by a group of young local and regional scientists to introduce Boyan Slat and symposium participants to these important topics that affect our marine life and well-being. Boyan Slat is a young Dutch entrepreneur whose ambitious plans on cleaning plastic waste from the world’s oceans brought him to the public eye worldwide.

South East Asia is a region with important and growing economic activities that can affect the marine environment regionally and globally. It is also a very important region for plastic waste production. A symposium was organized with the goal of presenting the fields of expertise of young scientists in different institutions in Singapore and the region, with a particular focus on plastic waste. The following are the main themes to be discussed:

  • Introduction to regional geography and physical features
  • Trace metals in the region as traceable sources of anthropogenic pollution
  • Microbiological implications of trace metals and microplastics
  • Coral reefs and Plastics
  • Harmful Algal Blooms around Singapore
  • Singapore’s marine ecosystem overview
  • Plastic waste on Singapore shores: profiles, trash removal and recycling efforts
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469E Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259774
Fri 25 November 2016
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Dr. Gonzalo Carrasco

Dr. Gonzalo Carrasco

Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, Singapore

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Mr Boyan Slat

Mr Boyan Slat

Founder, The Ocean Cleanup

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Dr. Moritz Müller

Dr. Moritz Müller

Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering, Computing and Science, Swinburne University of Technology, Malaysia

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Dr. Jani Tanzil

Dr. Jani Tanzil

Research Fellow, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University

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Dr. Sandric Leong

Dr. Sandric Leong

Senior Research Fellow, Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore

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Dr. Sorain Ramchunder

Dr. Sorain Ramchunder

Lecturer, Geography Department, National University of Singapore

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Dr. N. Sivasothi

Dr. N. Sivasothi

Lecturer, Biological Sciences Department, National University of Singapore

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 Dr. Gonzalo Carrasco

Dr. Gonzalo Carrasco

Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, Singapore

Seats are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kindly register your interest in attending.