Show you care for the Bay of Bengal’s natural environment by getting yourself, your institution, business or family involved in National Underwater Cleanup 2016! With your help, the Fighting Marine Debris Program of Save Our Sea will continue the fight for trash-free sea, on Thursday 25th February to Saturday 27th February, 2016. It doesn’t matter who you are, just register with us and start a sea change.
The National Underwater Cleanup 2016 will engage divers and volunteers with our year-round ‘Fighting Marine Debris’ program to survey and remove marine debris from the depth of the Bay of Bengal off the Saint Martin’s Island. The program is creating awareness among the tourist and islanders about threats of marine debris and providing critical information and data how to fight marine pollution.
WHEN and WHERE:
Dates: 25, 26, 27 February, 2016
Place: Saint Martin’s Island, Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh
What you will do at the Clean-up:
If you are a diver you’ll dive into the blue, conduct transect for debris survey, and bring up trashes. If you are a volunteer you’ll help the divers in clean-up dive, engage communities in the clean-up, and run awareness campaign among the tourists and local people.
Arrival and Reporting:
Registered divers and volunteers are required to arrive at Saint Martin’s Island on 25th February and report to the SOS Saint Martin’s Station within 1 PM.
Inaugural ceremony will be held on 26th February 2016 at 1 PM in front of Coast Guard base. All registered divers, volunteers and guests are requested to report to the venue half an hour prior to the ceremony.
What to do now?
If you are an experienced diver or conservationist (without diving skill), register with us for the clean-up. To register please send us your CV and describe why you are interested to join the cleanup. We will contact you. Registration is open till 13th February. Our email address is: [email protected]
Sumon Karmokar is a Program Associate at Save Our Sea. Currently he is studying Mass Communication at Stamford University.