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Marine BioBlitz
by Singapore (Government)
Bioblitz refers to an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Typically conducted on terrestrial habitats, the community (scientists, naturalists and volunteers) conducts an intensive field study over a continuous time period together.

As part of Singapore Citizen Science program, a Marine Bioblitz program was initiated, starting at the Sisters Islands Marine Park. Volunteer teams will be led by domain scientists to survey reef areas to document the biodiversity observed there. This program will be expanded to key reef areas in Singapore.
Progress reports
14.a
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Scientific, socioeconomic and interdisciplinary research
2017
The project will be initiated in 2017.
Other, please specify
Scientific research
Basic information
Time-frame: 2017 - 2017
Partners
Singapore (government), Scientific community, volunteers (other relevant actor)
Ocean Basins
  • North Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Luke Tang, Mr, reach.luke@gmail.com,
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