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.

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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"


First Symposium on the Singapore Blue Plan 2018, 4 Nov 2017

The first Symposium on the Singapore Blue Plan 2018 was held on 4 Nov 2017 by the Blue Plan 2018 Editorial Team and Working Committee for International Year of the Reef (IYOR) 2018 Singapore. Members of the community, stakeholders, and those interested to contribute to the Blue Plan 2018 were invited. More than 80 people from about 35 groups attended.