Project Semakau is a community involvement and conservation project, driven by volunteer-based research led by the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore, to collect data on the biodiversity of Pulau Semakau so as to realise and enhance the island's value as a nature education and conservation site. Project Semakau seeks to raise public awareness and appreciation of the rich biodiversity of the island in the following ways:
Creating a detailed intertidal map of Pulau Semakau, to serve as the baseline for monitoring the biodiversity through a scientific survey with the help of volunteers from HSBC and other community volunteers.
Creating a free, online database of Pulau Semakau's rich biodiversity for public use.
Identifying core habitats for regular monitoring using various transect methods.
Conducting guided walks for schools with the help of the project's volunteers.
Mapping out and targeting specific species of flora and fauna for detailed and widespread surveys with the help of scientific experts.