Program

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Biohuts Development Exhibition – until April, 6 2019
Photo exhibition on the development of Biohuts, these marine nurseries designed to protect young fish from predators. The Principality will revert to its commitment to the “Respire” (“Breath”) project, which has enabled the deployment of Biohuts in 23 Mediterranean ports.

| Partner organisations | Department of Maritime Affairs, Department of the Environment, SEPM and Ecocéan

Open to the public

BioMarine Blue Bioplastic workshop: practical answers to the production of bioplastic, a solution for the future to preserve our ocean!

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This second BioMarine Blue Bioplastic workshop aims to take concrete actions and initiate industry partnerships between raw material seagricultors, technology providers and large industry . We will analyse the entire value chain in order to anticipate bottle necks and see how we can provide practical and positive answers to the production of blue bio plastic in a time frame that is less that 12 months.

| Partner organisations | BioMarine organization

In English , Private event - Registration only

10th edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative dedicated to Marine Protected Areas

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The Monaco Blue Initiative is a discussion platform that develops communication and exchange on the sustainable management and conservation of the ocean between the different actors in the management and protection of the oceans. Its members – government decision-makers, international organizations, civil society, scientists, members of the private sector – meet every year to anticipate the next issues related to ocean management, to discuss the complex interactions and possible synergies between the region. marine conservation and socio-economic development and provide policy makers with recommendations.

This 10th edition will allow to consider new solutions for the development of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), in terms of percentage but also of protection and efficiency level, beyond the Aichi 2020 targets, and to establish a new relationship that benefits both Nature and Man.

| Partner organisations | Prince Albert II of Monaco FoundationOceanographic Institute

In English , Private event - Invitation only

The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) – An Initiative to achieve internationally agreed coral reef targets
First meeting of the committee on developing a recommendation on Aichi’s new target for coral reefs as part of the “Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework”

| Partner organisations | ICRI

In English , Private event - Invitation only

Plastic pollution in our ocean
Sensitization of young people to the problem of plastic pollution – stands with fun activities and participatory workshops.

| Partner organisations | Beyond Plastic Med

In French , School event

Ocean Sustainability and ocean economics in developing countries.

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Oceans cover more than 70% of the planet’s surface and store nearly 97% of our water resources. Their biodiversity-rich environments provide ecosystem services essential to all life on Earth. During this workshop, the exchanges will focus on the preservation of the oceans and the “blue economy” in developing countries, particularly affected by overfishing. The ultimate goal is to propose new practices for sustainable and sustainable exploitation of the ocean, taking into account the economic realities of these low-income countries.

| Partner organisations | Scientific Center of Monaco

In English , Private event - Invitation only , Private event (press)

Benthic microalgae and their impacts on the environment, food safety and health: results of a research project involving Brazil, Cuba, Spain, Thailand and France

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Closing meeting of a coordinated research project involving 5 countries (Brazil, Cuba, Spain, France and Thailand) on the subject of benthic microalgae and their impacts on the environment, the safety of food and health. This meeting will provide an opportunity to take stock of the state of the art in terms of the management of microalgae toxins in the environment and the monitoring of toxins in seafood, as well as to assess progress in production of the “fish” matrix used as a reference.

| Partner organisations | International Atomic Energy Agency

In English , Private event - Invitation only

Conservation of Southern Right Whale in Patagonia, Argentina: Challenges and Success  

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Right whales that use Valdes Peninsula in Argentina as a breeding area have the highest mortality rate ever recorded for this species in the world. At least 605 whales have died on Argentine shores since 2003, including 538 newborn calves. In 2012 alone, at least 113 babies died. Scientists around the world are working to find an answer and determine why so many whales are dying. Whales are ecosystem engineers – their bodies carry nutrients through the depths of the ocean. As a result, they are also indicators of environmental health. Whale watching is one of the most important economic activities for the inhabitants of Puerto Piramide. Social responsibility of the actors is the key to the sustainability of the community and species.

 

Registration : https://www.weezevent.com/la-conservation-de-la-baleine-franche-australe-en-patagonie-en-argentine-defi

 

| Partner organisations | Association Monaco Argentina

In English , Private event - Registration only

Meeting of major European ocean research centers  

While scientific practice is under budget pressure, and the very value of science (as a guide for action) seems to be questioned by some leaders and movements, leaders of Europe’s leading scientific research organizations will meet exceptionally at the invitation of the Oceanographic Institute and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

At the heart of the strategic discussion on the future of marine science in Europe, the strengthening of the links between science, society and political decision will be particularly addressed. To be more visible, more engaging, more accessible, scientific practice must be renewed and open to new private actors as well as the general public, especially with participatory sciences.

Prince Albert I of Monaco stated in 1910, at the opening of the Oceanographic Museum: “I lent the forces of my brain, my conscience and my sovereignty to the extension of the scientific truth, of the only ground where to mature the elements of a stable civilization, guaranteed against the inconstancy of human laws. Today it is a question of reviving this torch …

| Partner organisations | Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Ocean Sustainability and ocean economics in developing countries.

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(Break at 12pm to 2pm).

Oceans cover more than 70% of the planet’s surface and store nearly 97% of our water resources. Their biodiversity-rich environments provide ecosystem services essential to all life on Earth. During this workshop, the exchanges will focus on the preservation of the oceans and the “blue economy” in developing countries, particularly affected by overfishing. The ultimate goal is to propose new practices for sustainable and sustainable exploitation of the ocean, taking into account the economic realities of these low-income countries.

| Partner organisations | Scientific Center of Monaco

In English , Private event - Invitation only , Private event (press)

Benthic microalgae and their impacts on the environment, food safety and health: results of a research project involving Brazil, Cuba, Spain, Thailand and France

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Closing meeting of a coordinated research project involving 5 countries (Brazil, Cuba, Spain, France and Thailand) on the subject of benthic microalgae and their impacts on the environment, the safety of food and health. This meeting will provide an opportunity to take stock of the state of the art in terms of the management of microalgae toxins in the environment and the monitoring of toxins in seafood, as well as to assess progress in production of the “fish” matrix used as a reference.

| Partner organisations | International Atomic Energy Agency

In English , Private event - Invitation only

Official Launch “the Marine Educative Area in Monaco”

A marine educational area is a small coastal sea area managed in a participatory way by the children of a primary school, thus promoting the knowledge and protection of the marine environment by a young public. This concept, born in 2012 in the Marquesas Islands, has recently been set up in the Principality of Monaco. The children of the 7th C class of the Ecole des Révoires will present the site they have chosen for its wealth in terms of biodiversity, the first stages of the creation of the marine educational area and their projects “actions for the sea “. True ambassadors for the protection of the environment, they will enthusiastically encourage children and adults to participate with them in this great adventure.

| Partner organisations | Association Monégasque pour la Protection de la Nature, Prince’s Government, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

In French , Private Event - Project leaders of the Monaco Ocean Week , School event

BeMed and its Call for micro initiative.

Presentation of the 2019 laureates

Return and valorisation of projects already completed

Exchange between the 2018 project leaders and the 2019 winners to consolidate the network of actors

| Organisations partenaires | Beyond Plastic Med

Private event

HOW TO LIVE A PLASTIC-FREE LIFE
Learn about the Ocean’s heroes and their huge importance for our survival. Find out how we can protect them and ourselves by living a plastic- free life.

| Partner organisations | The Animal Fund

In English , Open to the public , Press

Biomimicry: nature is well done!  

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Biomimicry refers to a process of innovation and engineering. It is inspired by the forms, materials, properties, processes and functions of living organisms. It combines the technosphere with the biosphere, drawing inspiration from nature to innovate. Biomimicry and biosourced materials are booming in France and the CEEBIOS (Centre Européen en Excellence du Biomimétisme à Senlis) founded by Gilles Bœuf was created to support innovative companies or companies in France that wish to optimize their production while protecting nature because imitating nature to innovate in a sustainable way is an idea that makes sense in an era where the transition is intended to be energy and ecological.

| Partner organisations | Institute of Science and Ethics, Scientific Center of Monaco

In French , Private event - Registration only

“A look at the Mediterranean Sea: Focus on the surprising results of an unprecedented campaign”  

A conference presented by the Permanent Secretariat of ACCOBAMS, in partnership with the Soroptimist Club of Monaco and in collaboration with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, partner of the ACCOBAMS Survey Initiative project

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This conference will be dedicated to an outstanding initiative of the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, the Mediterranean and adjacent Atlantic waters: “The ACCOBAMS Survey Initiative (ASI)”. The ASI is the first marine megafauna observation campaign ever carried out on the scale of the whole Mediterranean Sea and thus offers a global overview of whale, dolphin and other megafauna populations, as well as the impact of human activities. . This new information will contribute to putting in place more effective measures for the preservation of the biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea but also to encourage everyone’s awareness of the need for urgent action at all levels, including on a daily basis by adopting a responsible behavior. The conference will be followed by a discussion and a cocktail and will be accompanied by an exhibition presenting Mediterranean cetaceans as well as the first results and key moments of the census campaign.

| Partner organisations | ACCOBAMS, Soroptimist Club of Monaco, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Private event - Invitation only

Yachting: laboratory of the future / Vector of preservation of the ocean


9.00am: Welcome & Networking – Meeting Room YCM

9.30am: New destinations: Respect & Preservation of Shipping & Coastal Areas

11.00am: Welcome & Networking – Meeting Room YCM

11.30am: Sustainable ports of call, moorings & anchorages

12.45pm: Lunch – Aquarama YCM

1.45pm: Welcome & Networking – Meeting Room YCM  

2.45pm: Routine maintenance in harbour and at sea: Protection, Maintenance-Management of Waste & Emissions

3.15pm: Pause & Networking – Meeting Room YCM

3.45pm: New energy sources for propulsion: Sail, Electricity & Hydrogen 

4.30pm: Conclusion of 9th Environmental Symposium

| Partner organisations | Yacht Club of Monaco

In English , Private event - Invitation only

Ocean Sustainability and ocean economics in developing countries.

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(Break at 12pm to 2pm).

Oceans cover more than 70% of the planet’s surface and store nearly 97% of our water resources. Their biodiversity-rich environments provide ecosystem services essential to all life on Earth. During this workshop, the exchanges will focus on the preservation of the oceans and the “blue economy” in developing countries, particularly affected by overfishing. The ultimate goal is to propose new practices for sustainable and sustainable exploitation of the ocean, taking into account the economic realities of these low-income countries.

| Partner organisations | Scientific Center of Monaco

In English , Private event - Invitation only , Private event (press)

Benthic microalgae and their impacts on the environment, food safety and health: results of a research project involving Brazil, Cuba, Spain, Thailand and France

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Closing meeting of a coordinated research project involving 5 countries (Brazil, Cuba, Spain, France and Thailand) on the subject of benthic microalgae and their impacts on the environment, the safety of food and health. This meeting will provide an opportunity to take stock of the state of the art in terms of the management of microalgae toxins in the environment and the monitoring of toxins in seafood, as well as to assess progress in production of the “fish” matrix used as a reference.

| Partner organisations | International Atomic Energy Agency

In English , Private event - Invitation only

Yachting: laboratory of the future / Vector of preservation of the ocean.

7.00-9.30pm: OWNERS’ DINNER – By invitation only

Presentation on a summary of this MOW19 day:

Yachting: A Laboratory for the Future / Vehicle for Preserving the Ocean

YCM Explorer Awards presented – First edition By HSH the Sovereign Prince Albert II

| Partner organisations | Yacht Club of Monaco

In English , Private event - Invitation only

The Pelagos Sanctuary as Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance (SPAMI) :
Assessment of the activities of the Pelagos Agreement as part of the ordinary revision of the SPAMI List of the Barcelona Convention

| Partner organisations | Pelagos

Private event - Invitation only

Malizia Ocean Challenge Conference
The “Malizia team” is a nautical competition team participating in the most important sailing races in the IMOCA category. In parallel with these competitions, the team set itself the goal of promoting science, education and the protection of the ocean, especially among the youngest. Thus, Malizia carries Monaco’s commitment to the environment and the protection of the oceans in general at the international level with, in sight, a participation in the Vendée Globe in 2020.

| Partner organisations | Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco

Open to the public , Schoolchildren