Singapore – The International SeaKeepers Society Asia Gala Dinner was held to celebrate 25 years of SeaKeepers. Dinner Chairs, Julian Chang, President of SeaKeepers Asia, and his wife Sandra Chang hosted the event, drawing 160 esteemed guests to honor 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 4-night stay at the Varu villa 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. The SeaKeepers Asia chapter, initiated in 2016, has prioritized education, benefiting over 4,300 students through outreach programs, Edugrants for NUS student research, and scholarships at Republic Polytechnic.
The Gala evening 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 their 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 programs in Indonesia. Whilst internationally, through a partnership with the Nippon Foundation's Seabed 2030 citizen science programme dedicated to mapping the entire ocean floor by 2030, involves 65 SeaKeepers Discovery Yacht vessels and continues to grow.
As The International SeaKeepers Society marks its 25th anniversary, its dedication to the marine environment to Research .Educate. Protect. Restore remains strong.
Please contact the SeaKeepers Asia Team:
Gail Tay, Director of Operations & Programmes, The International SeaKeepers Society, Asia
E: [email protected]
P: +65 83437026.
Julian Chang, Asia-President & Board Member, The International SeaKeepers Society, Asia
E: [email protected]
About The International SeaKeepers Society
The International SeaKeepers Society is a non-profit organization focusing on the health of the world’s oceans and climate. SeaKeepers works with the boating and yachting community to take advantage of their unique potential in order to further marine research and to raise awareness about the issues our oceans face. The International SeaKeepers Society acts as a global catalyst working with governments, scientists, industry, and other marine organizations to further its mission and to support sensible, achievable marine protection and restoration.
The SeaKeepers DISCOVERY Yachts Program is our foremost initiative and has been at the heart of programming in accomplishing our mission and goals. These private vessels have provided an incredible platform for scientific research, instrument deployment and educational outreach to take place . The SeaKeepers team work closely with yacht owners and crew to coordinate research and outreach activities that reflect the yacht owner’s ocean-related interests.
Our motto is Research, Educate, Protect and Restore achieved through our programming streams which include: Scientists led expeditions; instrument deployments, educational outreach and community engagement.
The International SeaKeepers Society established SeaKeepers Asia in 2016. This expansion with a new chapter in Asia is under the leadership of Julian Chang.