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Ocean Challenge 2020 Proposal Finalists
Unit:Department of International Development

American Institute in Taiwan Kaohsiung Branch Office (AIT/K) and the Executive Yuan's Ocean Affairs Council (OAC) are co-sponsoring the Ocean Challenge 2020 focused on challenges confronting oceans worldwide. High school students in Taiwan submitted their ideas for solutions to the most pressing ocean challenges around the globe.

Students from Taipei, Hsinchu, Taichung, Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Hualien and Taitung submitted ideas on topics including: discarded fishing net management, Marine debris, and ocean pollution prevention. The eight finalist teams were selected as follows:

  • 1. Dynamic Sway (Kaohsiung Senior High School, Tsoying Senior High School)
  • 2. Are Heavy Metals and Microbeads Rockers or Killers? (Yu-Jen Senior High School Taitung)
  • 3. Marine Fighter (Taichung Girls’ Senior High School)
  • 4. A Vitamin Sea (International Bilingual School at Hsinchu Science Park)
  • 5. Reducing Marine Debris Plan (National Ping Tung Industrial Vocational High School)
  • 6. Land-Based Plastic Marine Debris (Morrison Academy Kaohsiung)
  • 7. KFSEA (International Bilingual School at Tainan Science Park)
  • 8. Ocean Plastics Brand Audit and Education (Kaohsiung American School)

OAC Minister Lee Chung-Wei hopes that the Ocean challenge 2020 will encourage young people to think about solutions to the world's oceans' problems and make contributions to global efforts on ocean protection.

The eight finalist teams have been invited to the ocean challenge 2020 to be held on March 4 at Brogent Technologies, Inc., where students will present prototypes of their proposals to a panel of experts. The judges will select the top three winners who will win cash prizes and certificates as will as a free i-ride on Brogent's “Fly Over Kaohsiung” attraction. If you are interested in attending the Forum, please register online in February 2020.

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