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Marine Debris in Singapore: Establishing a National Baseline, Citizen Science Monitoring and Data Sharing
by Singapore (Government)
Marine debris is considered as one of the major problems affecting the health of oceans and marine biodiversity. Marine debris, plastics and mircoplastics have been on the agenda of international forums and continue to be widely-discussed by local, regional and international organisations (e.g. UNEP, IMO, CBD, APEC etc.).

In view of the importance of understanding the distribution, prevalence and pervasiveness of marine debris in Singapore, a research project on marine debris was initiated.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
OTHER POLLUTANTS (please specify)
  • Other (please specify): Research project
Identify and complete knowledge gaps about macro and micro-debris through a consolidation of existing data and a literature review.
Conduct surveys and monitoring of marine debris at a good representation of sites in Singapore and offshore islands to establish baseline data for Singapore.
Analyse all data to establish the status, sources and trends for marine pollution in Singapore to support effective management strategies.
Promote data contribution by the public, and awareness programmes through an integrated national citizen science programme
Other, please specify
Scientific research
Basic information
Time-frame: 2019 - 2019
Singapore (government)
Ocean Basins
  • North Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Nathaniel Khng, Counsellor (Legal), Permanent Mission of the Republic of Singapore to the United Nations in New York, Nathaniel_KHNG@mfa.gov.sg,
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