World Ocean Day | Protect The Environment

Sutera Harbour Resort

It was a heavy downpour this morning, but it didn’t stop 95 Sutera Harbour Resort staff and management as well as recreational boaters from participating in the “Citizen Science Outreach Program on Climate Change Adaptation” held at Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club.

Together with Borneo Marine Research Institute of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (BMRI-UMS), organising this program at the Resort proved to be fruitful as we had a very interactive knowledge transfer about marine biodiversity and adaptations to climate change.

Professor Datin Seri Panglima Dr. Ann Anton, Head of Unit of Harmful Algal Bloom Studies (BMRI-UMS) and her team members Dr. Ejria Saleh, Dr. John Barry Gallagher and Dr. Mabel Manjaji provide insights, recommendations and guidelines to reduce climate change impacts. They also demonstrated water quality measurements and marine biodiversity species identification at our marina pontoon.

Prof. Datin Seri Panglima Dr. Ann Anton, Head of Unit for Harmful Algal Bloom Studies of Borneo Marine Research Institute, UMS delivering her talk on 'Marine Biodiversity and Adaptations to Climate Change".

Prof. Datin Seri Panglima Dr. Ann Anton, Head of Unit for Harmful Algal Bloom Studies of Borneo Marine Research Institute, UMS delivering her talk on ‘Marine Biodiversity and Adaptations to Climate Change”.

 

Listening attentively to how we can further conserve and preserve our beautiful marina.

Listening attentively to how we can further conserve and preserve our beautiful marina.

Looking through the microscope at samples of phytoplankton and red tide species.

Looking through the microscope at samples of phytoplankton and red tide species.

Sutera Harbour Resort

Scuba divers preparing to dive in our marina pontoon to collect marine life and water samples.

Marine life species identification at Sutera Harbour Resort's marina with Dr. Mabel Manjaji Matsumoto

Marine life species identification at Sutera Harbour Resort’s marina with Dr. Mabel Manjaji Matsumoto

Dr John Barry Gallagher shows the utilization of the Smartphone Apps (HydroColor)

Dr John Barry Gallagher shows the utilization of the Smartphone Apps (HydroColor)

Jason Lim, General Manager of Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club with the media after the welcoming address at the program.

Jason Lim, General Manager of Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club with the media after the welcoming address at the program.

This program is in conjunction with the Celebration of the Sea 2015 on World Ocean Day and Coral Triangle Day across the globe to recognise the importance of the world’s oceans and the efforts to improve our oceans’ health.

Reiterating our commitment to Sutera Harbour Resort’s core value “Protect the Environment”, we are proud to be the first member of the tourism industry to implement this awareness and outreach initiative on climate change and marine biodiversity.

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Sutera Harbour Resort is a favoured 5-star destination situated in Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of Sabah. It boasts three impressive properties - The Pacific Sutera Hotel, The Magellan Resort and the award-winning Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club. Designed as a world-class retreat, the 384-acre property is designed as a world class retreat.
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