Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mega Marine Survey at the Festival of Biodiversity

The Festival was an awesome explosion of fun for volunteers of the marine community and fellow nature lovers.
President Tony Tan visited the Festival and we take the opportunity to share about the important aspects of our biodiversity. Heng Pei Yan managed to get a smile out of him by showing him how the dugong leaves a feeding trail in our seagrass meadows.

Mega Marine Survey volunteers also played an important part in sharing about our marine biodiversity through games. Here's Tok Yin Xin  having fun with the Seashore CSI trying to figure out what happened from the gruesome remains of sea creatures that we commonly find on the beach in Singapore.
Loh Kok Sheng also has fun with the kids at this game.
Tan Siew Khim, a regular at the Expeditions, also made it fun to learn with the seashore matching game.
Tan Shiao Ying also joined the games fun to share with kids and families, working alongside Wong Ley Kun of the Naked Hermit Crabs.
And many many more volunteers helped out in various ways. Thank you!

More highlights of the Festival on Ria's wild shores of singapore blog with links to more photos.

1 comment:

  1. The boat surveyor’s Dubairole in its investigation and reporting.
    Because my principal experience as a surveyor over the years has been
    as an underwriters’ surveyor, my comments in this paper are
    understandably slanted towards insurance claims but many of the
    principles will not be lost on surveyors appointed by other principals.
    The role of independent marine surveyors
    It is well established that a surveyor’s principal role is to establish
    the facts as they relate to nature, cause and extent (three words
    with which I am sure you are all very familiar) when instructed to
    carry out a damage or loss survey but, of the three, we are
    principally concerned in this paper with cause/causation.
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    A marine insurance policy will often contain a clause specifically
    alerting the assured to their responsibilities to take appropriate
    steps to mitigate a loss and to claim on third parties.
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    acceptance of any claim under the policy but in any event, under
    English law, it a common law requirement for a claimant to
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    Hull and machinery Surveyors, from their wide experience of marine claims in one form
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    both their need to mitigate a loss, and also in many cases on the
    best method of doing so.
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    actually involve themselves with the appropriate action unless
    otherwise instructed by their principals.


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