30 Jun '16, 2am

New $25m programme for marine science research and development in Singapore

New $25m programme for marine science research and development in Singapore

SINGAPORE - The Republic is blessed with a good location that makes it one of the world's top transshipment hubs, but it is not taking providence for granted. The Government is starting a new marine science research and development programme, pumping in $25 million over the next five years to spur research into how Singapore can better cope with emerging challenges such as climate change, heavy shipping and urbanisation. This was announced on Thursday (June 30) morning by the National Research Foundation (NRF), which is collaborating with the National University of Singapore for the programme. Called the Marine Science Research and Development Programme, it will be helmed by Professor Peter Ng, head of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum and former director of NUS Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI). National Research Foundation's director of programmes George L...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/new-25m...

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