The Blue Plan is a ground-up initiative that presents the vision of the marine community in Singapore. The Singapore Blue Plan 2018, is the third instalment of the Blue Plan, that is presented to governments every decade.

The Singapore Blue Plan 2018, published by SIBiol, is led by marine biologists, and prepared with the broad inclusion of marine scientists, stakeholders and members of the public. Altogether, there are more than 100 contributors to this document.

We are keen to share the vision of those passionate about the marine environment with you.

Download the Singapore Blue Plan 2018 (5 MB)

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1-2 June (Sat, Sun): Singapore Blue Plan at the Biodiversity Carnival

The Singapore Blue Plan will be at the NLB's Biodiversity Carnival on 1-2 June.
Come to the Singapore Blue Plan booth to learn about Singapore's marine life and the community plans to protect them. AND get marine plushies, prints from hand-carved stamps, and marine colouring sheets!

16 Mar (Sat): The Singapore Blue Plan joins Celebrating Singapore Shores at Berlayar Creek

Save the date! Join the Singapore Blue Plan volunteers and marine community for an evening of fun. FREE, no registration required. Specially for kids and the family with games and prizes, nature walks and films. Share your support for the Singapore Blue Plan 2018 and get these great gifts.
Plushie sea creatures
Cuddly hand-made marine plushies
Special marine prints from hand-crafted stamps
Special colouring sheets!

Meet more than 20 marine community groups who will share about our mangroves, seagrasses, reefs, fascinating wildlife and more! Find out more about their work and how you can be a part of it.

"A Blueprint For Blue Waters" - Asian Scientist Magazine

The Singapore Blue Plan 2018 was featured in "A Blueprint For Blue Waters" in the Asian Scientist Magazine 18 Dec 2018.
Rocky shores of St John's Island
In an interview, lead editor Dr. Zeehan Jaafar of the National University of Singapore shared insights into how the Singapore Blue Plan 2018 was developed, how conservation will be carried out for the recommended areas. As well as a comparison with earlier Blue Plans and what the 2018 Singapore Blue Plan is expected to achieve in 10 years' time.

Read more in "A Blueprint For Blue Waters" in the Asian Scientist Magazine 18 Dec 2018.

2 Dec (Sun): Let’s Act on the Singapore Blue Plan 2018!

Join this FREE workshop to put the Singapore Blue Plan 2018 into action! Share your ideas. Be part of the change that you want to see.

This workshop will focus one of the six recommendations in the Blue Plan: Environmental Education and Science Communication.

Commentary on the Singapore Blue Plan 2018 for the Straits Times, 18 Oct 2018

On behalf of the Editorial Committee, Dr Zeehan Jaafar submitted the following as an opinion piece in the Straits Times.
Living reefs of Kusu Island with the Central Business District on the horizon.
Photo by Ria Tan.
Singapore is an island nation, and the lives of many Singaporeans are intertwined with the sea.. Every day, coastal and marine areas here are used by thousands of people, for work and for play.

The impact of these activities on marine ecosystems is significant. Yet rich biodiversity still persists in our waters.

These marine areas deserve protection — not for the sake of nature alone — but also for our own health and future success.

Launch of the Singapore Blue Plan 2018, 13 Oct 2018

The Singapore Blue Plan 2018 was launched on 13 Oct 2018 by the Guest of Honour, Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for National Development. Members of the community, agencies and stakeholders were invited. More than 100 people from about 30 groups attended.
Photo by Dr Tan Heok Hui

After a warm Welcome Address by Prof. Peter Ng, Minister Desmond Lee shared his thoughts on the Blue Plan. Among his key points, he said "our agencies will carefully study the recommendations in detail, discuss and engage the editors and community, and see how we can take this forward together. We have come a long way in our nature conservation journey, and it is only with the same spirit of openness and collaboration that can we continue to make progress to protect our biodiversity"