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Fri, 9 Jun 2017
James Cook University amongst the first partners to embark on conservation initiatives with S.E.A. Aquarium Society

Following its launch on World Oceans Day on 8 June 2017, the new S.E.A. Aquarium Society signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with James Cook University (JCU) Singapore which stands as a world leader in environmental sciences*.

The MoU will see the two organisations collaborate on research projects, student and public engagement programmes, as well as groom the next generation of marine scientists through internships. The partnership will tap on the university’s strengths in business, environmental and marine science.

Ms Michelle Choo, AVP of Attractions at RWS, presents a plaque to Professor Ken Greenwood, Dean of Research & Professor of Psychology, James Cook University. PHOTO CREDITS: RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA.

S.E.A. Aquarium Society is a conservation institute that will support researchers and scientists dedicated to increasing understanding of the oceans. It will also lead and support local initiatives and global campaigns that will impact and improve ocean health.

Professor Ken Greenwood, Dean of Research & Professor of Psychology, James Cook University (JCU) Singapore, said: “James Cook University is committed to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference. Our university is ranked number one in the world for marine biology and number two in the world for biodiversity conservation research*, and we look forward to linking our expertise with that of S.E.A. Aquarium Society in research that will boost marine conservation efforts in Singapore and the region.”

Mr Jason Horkin, Senior Vice President of Attractions at Resorts World Sentosa, said: “With the launch of S.E.A. Aquarium Society, we hope to pool resources together and boost marine conservation efforts in Singapore and the region with a renewed focus on initiatives that can improve the health, sustainability and productivity of the ocean. Protecting marine life cannot be achieved by one group alone. We invite all like-minded individuals and organisations that share the same cause to be part of the society and be involved in protecting the marine environment and educating everyone on the importance of safeguarding the health of our ocean.”

*According to the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR). For more information, visit https://www.jcu.edu.sg/news/releases/jcu-no.1-in-world-for-marine-biology