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Symposium on Marine Pollution in Singapore and South East Asia Symposium
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
Dr. Gonzalo Carrasco
Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling, Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, Singapore