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SustainABLE NUS Showcase 2017

posted Sep 5, 2017, 1:37 AM by Ambert Ang   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 12:52 AM ]
On the 29th August 2017, the marine labs were asked to showcase the two MSRDP projects at the sustainABLE NUS Showcase along side other research groups representing the Faculty of Science. The event highlight actions that the university is taking to transform NUS into a greener campus and outline NUS' efforts in research and education to meet the sustainability challenges of today and the future. It aims to inspire, educate and allow the NUS community of students and staff to explore current and real-life sustainability possibilities. This year, the event was graced by Guest of Honour, EWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli, and held over two days at University Town where it approximately received 10,000 NUS students and staff.

Categories showcased during the event includes, Sustainability in operations, Sustainability in research and education, Sustainability in community engagement and Partnerships in sustainability. Both EMEL and REL submitted a combined poster encompassing the work that our MSRDP projects cover in promoting sustainable coastal development and thus representing sustainability in research through the cross disciplinary nature of both projects. The two projects are entitled "Adaptation and resilience of coral reefs to environmental change in Singapore" led by Dr Huang Danwei and "Ecologically engineering Singapore's seawalls to enhance biodiversity" led by A/P Peter Todd. You can get a view of the poster here.

Aside from our poster, Dr Lynette Loke was also present to showcase her tile designs for improving biodiversity on seawalls. Many were amazed by the animals that made her tiles their new home and the wide array of equipment used to create these tiles. 


Photo credits: Dr Maxine Mowe