SeaKeepers’ 25th anniversary honoured in Singapore
The annual International SeaKeepers Society Asia Gala Dinner had a special theme this year, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the SeaKeepers organisation.
This year’s International SeaKeepers Society Asia Gala Dinner celebrated 25 years of the SeaKeepers organisation, which was founded in 1998.
Julian Chang, President of SeaKeepers Asia, and his wife Sandra Chang hosted the event, drawing 160 esteemed guests to honour this achievement. The evening’s celebrations were filled with music, entertainment and a captivating auction featuring unique items.
Among the highlights were bespoke swimwear designed by Haus of Mclees, accompanied by a specially composed song, a four-night stay at the Varu resort in the Maldives, an enchanting yacht charter aboard the Star of the Sea, and an exclusive studio recording experience with Hitmakers.
Julian Chang recounted SeaKeepers Asia’s remarkable accomplishments, underscoring their unwavering commitment to the marine environment, encompassing research, education, protection and restoration.
Initiated in 2016, the SeaKeepers Asia chapter has prioritised education, benefiting over 4,300 students through outreach programmes, ‘edugrants’ for NUS student research, and scholarships at Republic Polytechnic.
The pinnacle of its educational agenda, The Ocean Collective Summit, a two-day conference founded in collaboration with the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Centre, is set to be held for the second time in Singapore on November 2-3, furthering the cause of ocean awareness.
The Ocean Collective Summit, ‘Inspiring Innovative Ocean Solutions’, features a lineup of international speakers and aims to bring a focus on the ocean and its intricate connections to life and inhabitants on earth.
The Gala Dinner also celebrated the young winners of the SeaKeepers Robotic Competition, themed ‘Robots for Ocean Conservation’, highlighting their commitment to engaging the younger generation in marine conservation.
Beyond its educational and scientific endeavours, SeaKeepers Asia actively participates in community initiatives, from yacht shows in Singapore to sea turtle conservation efforts in Terengganu and coral restoration programmes in Indonesia.
It’s also a partner of the Nippon Foundation’s Seabed 2030 citizen science programme, which is dedicated to mapping the entire ocean floor by 2030 and involves 65 SeaKeepers Discovery Yacht vessels.
As The International SeaKeepers Society marks its 25th anniversary, its dedication to the marine environment to ‘Research, Educate, Protect and Restore’ remains strong.