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Sat 17 Sep 2005

International Coastal Cleanup Singapore - data collation

Category : coastalcleanup

Some 2,000 volunteers completed the International Coastal Cleanup on beaches around Singapore (ICCS) this morning, categorising and collecting marine trash on our shores. This is the second leg of the programe which began last week with the mangrove cleanup.

Zone Captains from the various sites collect the data from site organisers and travelled down to town to hand it in to the ICCS Data Manager.

Tucked away in a corner in Wheelock Place amidst weekend shoppers, data about marine trash from the various sites around Singapore is being compiled and uploaded to the web via a wireless network, just hours after the morning's work.

See how the consolidated results add up. Data from individual sites and zones, as well as photos, will follow this weekend.

As volunteers in Singapore return home from the morning's hard work, counterparts in countries further west will be waking up and taking to the shores just the same way.

Amongst the last for the day will be volunteers in California, who will head down to their shores in approximately 8 hours time to tackle marine trash on their shores. It's an international problem that everyone's taking a stab at to make a difference.

See "Cleaning crews set to storm area beaches." By Lee Peterson. Daily Breeze, 16 Sep 2005.

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