Time: 6pm – 8pm
Scientists predict that there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. Up to 30 percent of plastic released into oceans each year could be microplastics, entering into human food chain through seafood consumption. Although national water agency PUB has carried out tests and detected no microplastics in Singapore’s water systems, the potential detrimental effects of microplastic pollution require urgent action.
Join in to hear from giant clam researcher Dr Neo Mei Lin and Singapore’s leading coral reef expert Professor Chou Loke Ming (as profiled in the popular Asian Scientist Junior book series) on the impact of microplastics on ocean and marine life.
Prof Chou is also one of CDL E-Generation Challenge judges. This year, youths from the region submitted entries in bid to win a two-week diving expedition to join top coral and microplastics scientists to conduct research in the Coral Triangle in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. The two winners will be presenting their winning proposals to combat plastic pollution in the ocean.