program of the week

Scheduled from 21 to 26 march 2022, this unifying event organised by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Oceanographic Institute – Prince Albert I of Monaco Foundation, the Monaco Scientific Centre and the Monaco Yacht Club with the support of the Prince’s Government.

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Exposition Northbound – connected by the sea

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From March 2022, the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco will host the NORTHBOUND exhibition of the Museum Kunst der Westküste. Twenty paintings by masters and contemporary artists will take us on a journey through the North Sea from the Netherlands to Norway. One of the highlights of this journey is the beautiful island of Föhr, whose cultural and landscape features will hold many surprises for the visitors of NORTHBOUND.

See the press release 

| Partner organisations | Institut océanographique , Museum Kunst der Westküste

Arktic Circle “Memories of the North”

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Public awareness: After several years of observations, Olivier Anrigo, environmental photographer, takes us on an expedition to Norway, Lapland, Spitzbergen… Let’s meet on these lands and oceans still little damaged by Man, now threatened by global warming, to become aware of the urgency, and bring a hopeful look on the actions to be implemented to preserve them.

| Partner organisations | Arktic-interactions

Bilingual French / English , Public

13th edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative

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THE MONACO BLUE INITIATIVE IS A UNIQUE PLATFORM FOR DEBATE THAT BRINGS TOGETHER MAJOR PLAYERS IN OCEAN CONSERVATION AND GOVERNANCE TO REFLECT ON THE KEY CHALLENGES FACING OUR FUTURE OCEAN, IN A CONCRETE AND FORWARD-LOOKING WAY.

Representatives of Governments, international organizations, civil society, NGOs, the private sector, the scientific community and the media meet every year to explore and promote synergies between the protection of the marine environment and the development of a truly sustainable blue economy.

The results and recommendations of the MBI are brought to high-level international discussions and negotiations on ocean protection and governance, such as the Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the negotiations on Marine Biodiversity in Areas beyond National Jurisdiction and the International Marine Protected Areas Congress.

Programme: Welcome address and keynotes speeches.

Session 1 :The need for a new bold vision for Ocean conservation: raising the ambition in the face of emerging challenges. Building on successes and failures in Ocean conservation and major challenges to come, panelists will reflect on what is needed to step up ambition for Ocean protection in the next decade and beyond.

Session 2 : Ocean protection — everyone’s business. Building on best practices and success stories to scale up the sustainable blue economy. This session will explore how it is in every company’s interest, even if not directly connected to the ocean, to contribute to the protection and the sustainable use of ocean resources, keeping in mind that beyond the protection of 30% of the ocean by 2030, 100% of the ocean needs to be sustainably managed.

Session 3: Blue finance: how to accelerate the transition to an Ocean-positive economy? This session will explore how to channel and scale up financial investments towards Ocean protection, and sectors and businesses with a positive impact on the Ocean.

Ocean Updates  This edition will also include updates on the BBNJ negotiations, the 5th International Marine Protected Area Congress, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) negotiations, as well as on recent progress related to the protection of the Mediterranean Sea, notably through the Barcelona Convention.

| Partner organisations | Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, Institut océanographique

Face to face , In English , Private - Invitation only

Steering committee of the pelagos initiative

 

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The Pelagos Initiative Coordination Committee will meet during Monaco Ocean week to review the Initiative’s projects and their progress, as well as how the Initiative can contribute to the new Pelagos Agreement Management Plan.

| Partner organisations | Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, WWF MedPo, IUCN med, MedPan

Bilingual French / English , Private

Red Sea corals at a crossroad

A Swiss initiative bridging science and diplomacy to save the last coral « refuge » on Earth

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Recent scientific breakthroughs have revealed the extreme resilience of Red Sea corals to global warming, a reality that represents humanity’s best chance of preserving a major coral ecosystem beyond the end of this century. This discovery led to the creation of the Transnational Red Sea Center, in 2019 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, with the official support of the Swiss government. An independent, non-profit organization, the Center capitalizes on Switzerland’s neutrality, its long tradition of promoting dialogue, and EPFL’s reputation for scientific excellence to bridge science and diplomacy in the name of saving coral reefs – in the Red Sea and beyond.

The Transnational Red Sea Center aims to be a prime example of science diplomacy and to become a key player in future global environmental protection efforts.

| Partner organisations | Transnationnal red sea center , Embassy of Switzerland in France & Monaco

Bilingual French / English , Private

Exposition Northbound – connected by the sea

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From March 2022, the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco will host the NORTHBOUND exhibition of the Museum Kunst der Westküste. Twenty paintings by masters and contemporary artists will take us on a journey through the North Sea from the Netherlands to Norway. One of the highlights of this journey is the beautiful island of Föhr, whose cultural and landscape features will hold many surprises for the visitors of NORTHBOUND.

See the press release 

| Partner organisations | Institut océanographique , Museum Kunst der Westküste

Arktic Circle “Memories of the North”

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Public awareness: After several years of observations, Olivier Anrigo, environmental photographer, takes us on an expedition to Norway, Lapland, Spitzbergen… Let’s meet on these lands and oceans still little damaged by Man, now threatened by global warming, to become aware of the urgency, and bring a hopeful look on the actions to be implemented to preserve them.

| Partner organisations | Arktic-interactions

Bilingual French / English , Public

Plastic and Planetary Health

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This 48-hour workshop will bring together 20 international scientists to lay the groundwork for a scientific report on “Plastics and Global Health”, which aims to increase the understanding of scientists, policy makers and civil society on how the uncontrolled production of plastics and the unregulated disposal of chemically-laden plastic waste is harming the planet, fouling the oceans, damaging the ecosystems that support all life on earth, and ultimately causing human illness, disability and premature death in countries around the world.

| Partner organisations | Scientific Center of Monaco, Minderoo Foundation, Boston College, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation 

In English , Private

Designing climate adaptation pathways for atoll islands

 

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This scientific workshop will assess pathways for resilience to counter risks from climate change and ocean acidification, with a focus on atoll islands.

Which solutions are ready to put in practice right away, and which ones need more time to mature? Policymakers lack information about which solutions (mitigation and adaptation) are most effective today, which ones have the potential to be effective in the longer term, and what solutions could be combined over time. In other words, what can be done, when and where?

| Partner organisations | Alexandre Magnan, IDDRI (coordination scientifique), Fondation Prince Albert II de Moanco, Agence internationale de l’énergie atomique, le CSM, l’Institut Océanographique de Monaco, le Gouvernement de Monaco, le laboratoire d’océnographie de Villefranche, et l’IDDRI.

Bilingual French / English , Private

Ocean Leadership at Scale

Journeys and Stories from Leaders around the world.

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The future ocean – what will it look like? Appreciation of our global ocean today is expanding, yet also revealing diverse views around trajectories of exploration and exploitation, requiring leadership at all scales and hearing many stories. This event will highlight leadership journeys from a global community of ocean leaders, who are making a difference where they live and work, and provide an opportunity for participants to share their stories as well.

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| Partner organisations | Edinburgh Ocean Leaders Programme, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

UN Ocean Decade Forum for moving from deep water observing to action

 

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Many proposed UN Decade activities rely on data from key ocean observing networks. Here we will bring together the major deep water networks and related Decade programs and activities, to explore synergies, dependencies, future needs and how to better support user uptake and action.

| Partner organisations | IHO, Argo- primary hosts, UN Decade and GOSHIP/AniBOS/BOON/XBT/OceanSITES

Bilingual French / English , Public

Steering committee of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network

| Partner organisations | The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI), The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Government of Sweden, Gouvernement Princier de Monaco, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Annual General Assembly of BeMed

| Partner organisations | BeMed, Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, IUCN, Tara Océan Fondation, Surfrider Foundation Europe

In French , Private

Innovation and solutions to achieve the aims of the Ocean Decade

 

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The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development is a ten-year global initiative that will bring stakeholders together to generate critical ocean knowledge for sustainable development solutions. This event will highlight how knowledge generated via the Ocean Decade can contribute to innovation, technology and management solutions that will trigger a step change in humanity’s relationship with the ocean.

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| Partner organisations | Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO)

Bilingual French / English , Public

Small Island Resilience Priorities (PEID) 

 

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The PEID are vulnerable to different risks (climatic, socio-economic, ecological, …) and also have solutions to face them, both at the local and governmental level. There is also an opportunity to act. What are these solutions and who are the actors who provide them ?

| Partner organisations | Green Cross, CSM, SMILO, UNESCO section PEID 

Bilingual French / English , Hybrid

BeMed Board meeting

| Partner organisations | BeMed, Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, IUCN, Tara Océan Fondation, Surfrider Foundation Europe

In French , Private

Sustainable finance : from theory to the reality

 

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After our last year event (MOW 2021), we are organizing a follow-up event to update the audience about sustainable finance and then involve the financial and banking sectors in Monaco. The current manifestations of climate change, such as hurricanes and wildfires, are drawing attention to the scale, scope and urgency of understanding physical risks and assessing the impacts and opportunities for the finance sector. Our event consist in two panels going from science to finance, and involving local financial institutes.

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm : NATURAL CAPITAL & SUSTAINABLE BLUE FINANCEParticipate in the Zoom meetingMeeting ID : 825 2262 0004

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm : INVESTING IN NATURE AND CLIMATEParticipate in the Zoom meetingSecret code : 584062

| Partner organisations |  Rosemont International, CEMAFI International , Uni George Washington, Wealth Monaco, CFM, CSM

Bilingual French / English , Hybrid

Challenges and solutions post-2020 for Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean

 

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The event will address the challenges and solutions for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the framework of the “post-2020 roadmap for MPAs in the Mediterranean” developed by the MPA Forum (Monaco, December 2021) jointly organized by SPA/RAC, MedPAN, WWF and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and other key Mediterranean partners and actors.

Kindly pre-register to the event through this link: https://bit.ly/3HWjcHS

| Partner organisations | SPA/RAC, MedPAN, WWF, Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, The MedFund 

The GCRMN Sixth Status of Corals of the World: 2020 Report

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The flagship product of the GCRMN is the Status of Coral Reefs of the World report that describes the status and trends of coral reefs worldwide. This sixth edition of the GCRMN Status of Coral Reefs of the World report is the first since 2008, and the first based on the quantitative analysis of a global dataset compiled from raw monitoring data contributed by more than 300 members of the network. The global dataset spanned more than 40 years from 1978 to 2019, and consisted of almost 2 million observations from more than 12,000 sites in 73 reef-bearing countries around the world.

| Partner organisations | The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI), The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Government of Sweden, Gouvernement Princier de Monaco, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Exposition Northbound – connected by the sea

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From March 2022, the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco will host the NORTHBOUND exhibition of the Museum Kunst der Westküste. Twenty paintings by masters and contemporary artists will take us on a journey through the North Sea from the Netherlands to Norway. One of the highlights of this journey is the beautiful island of Föhr, whose cultural and landscape features will hold many surprises for the visitors of NORTHBOUND.

See the press release

| Partner organisations | Institut océanographique , Museum Kunst der Westküste

Arktic Circle “Memories of the North”

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Public awareness: After several years of observations, Olivier Anrigo, environmental photographer, takes us on an expedition to Norway, Lapland, Spitzbergen… Let’s meet on these lands and oceans still little damaged by Man, now threatened by global warming, to become aware of the urgency, and bring a hopeful look on the actions to be implemented to preserve them.

| Partner organisations | Arktic-interactions

Bilingual French / English , Public

Designing climate adaptation pathways for atoll islands

 

see more

This scientific workshop will assess pathways for resilience to counter risks from climate change and ocean acidification, with a focus on atoll islands.

Which solutions are ready to put in practice right away, and which ones need more time to mature? Policymakers lack information about which solutions (mitigation and adaptation) are most effective today, which ones have the potential to be effective in the longer term, and what solutions could be combined over time. In other words, what can be done, when and where?

| Partner organisations | Alexandre Magnan, IDDRI (coordination scientifique), Fondation Prince Albert II de Moanco, Agence internationale de l’énergie atomique, le CSM, l’Institut Océanographique de Monaco, le Gouvernement de Monaco, le laboratoire d’océnographie de Villefranche, et l’IDDRI.

Bilingual French / English , Private

Ocean Innovators Platform

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The Ocean Innovators Platform is a private event dedicated to cutting-edge technologies and inventive solutions aiming at conserving the world’s ocean, seas and marine resources. It will highlight the essential role of entrepreneurship, innovation and investment to develop a sustainable blue economy.

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| Partner organisations | Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Barclays Private Bank, Sustainable Ocean Alliance, Climate Tech, Friends of Ocean Action, Solar Impulse Foundation, Uplink

Bilingual French / English , Private - Invitation only

Plastic and Planetary Health

 

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This 48-hour workshop will bring together 20 international scientists to lay the groundwork for a scientific report on “Plastics and Global Health”, which aims to increase the understanding of scientists, policy makers and civil society on how the uncontrolled production of plastics and the unregulated disposal of chemically-laden plastic waste is harming the planet, fouling the oceans, damaging the ecosystems that support all life on earth, and ultimately causing human illness, disability and premature death in countries around the world.

| Partner organisations | CSM Minderoo Foundation, Boston College, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Bilingual French / English , Private

Meeting with the BeMed laureates

 

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Sharing of experiences between the 2021 laureates of the 2020 call for micro-initiatives and some laureates of previous years. Through this meeting, BeMed wishes to facilitate and amplify the projects in progress.

| Partner organisations | BeMed, Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, IUCN, Tara Océan Fondation, Surfrider Foundation Europe

The Small Sustainable Islands Initiative

An international approach to sustainable management and protection of small island biodiversity (SMILO) assessment and prospects

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The Small Island Sustainable Initiative project – now the SMILO NGO, was launched 5 years ago. Following the project evaluation, it is time to draw lessons from the international approach implemented for the sustainable management and protection of the biodiversity of small islands. SMILO, Conservatoire du littoral and FFEM will present lessons learnt and discuss with international partners’ opportunities to consolidate and scale up the initiative.

| Partner organisations | Small Islands Organisation (SMILO), Conservatoire du littoral, French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM)

Hybrid , In English , Public event

Data Management Workshop of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network

 

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| Partner organisations | The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI), The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Government of Sweden, Gouvernement Princier de Monaco, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Bilingual French / English , Private

Argo Steering Team Meeting, AST-23

 

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This is the 23rd annual meeting of the International Argo Steering Team, with representatives of the 30 countries that contribute to the Program, and our commercial partners. The status and future plans for the new OneArgo will be reviewed, covering its 3 missions of Core, Bio-geochemical and Deep (full ocean depth).

| Partner organisations | IHO, Argo primary hosts

Bilingual French / English , Private

Meeting of the steering committee of Monaco Explorations Indian Ocean mission

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The steering committee of Monaco Explorations Indian Ocean mission ensures that the mission implements a holistic approach based on a multidisciplinary programme including natural and social sciences.

| Partner organisations | Monaco Explorations

In English , Private

Rebalancing the Scales for Ocean Protection in Galapagos and the Eastern Tropical Pacific

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Discussing the scientific and advocacy efforts behind the new marine protected areas in the Eastern Tropical Pacific, and exploring the innovative tools needed for effective management of pollution and overfishing to build resilience to adverse climate impacts.

| Partner organisations | Galapagos Conservation Trust, MigraMar, Galapagos Whale Shark Project, Utrecht University, Ecuadorian Embassy in the UK

Hybrid , In English , Public event

An evolution towards scientific consensus for a sustainable ocean future: the IPOS

 

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This workshop is a follow-up to the Ocean Governance Workshop held during MOW 2021, where it was suggested to create an Expert Panel on Ocean Change (IPOC) based on the GIEC and IPBES models.

The objective of this platform would be 1) to provide decision makers with reliable, shared decision bases and 2) to inform public opinion on all topics related to these changes 3) to develop and share this knowledge with ocean stakeholders.

| Partner organisations | CSM, La Plateforme Océan & Climat (POC)

Bilingual French / English , Private

Lessons for learned from the use of satellite data for monitoring and enforcement of area-based  management measures in high seas fisheries

 

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This event identifies the technological and legal lessons to be learned for marine biodiversity conservation from the use of satellite data in the monitoring and enforcement of area-based management tools in high seas fisheries.

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID : 927 8180 9985Passcode : 555960Find your local number

 

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Bilingual French / English , Private , Virtual

Lessons learnt and contribution to policies by the BEMED-Islands community to stop plastic pollution on Mediterranean islands

 

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BeMed supports island-based projects to fight against marine plastic litter. 18 months after the beginning of the programme, first results are ready to be shared by modular projects’ representatives, and to be included to the Blue Print the IUCN-Med will publish on plastic pollution on Med islands. The aim is to create synergies with related regional initiatives and other participants to achieve a long-term impact in reducing plastic pollution at sea. The session is organised by the IUCN-Med and the BeMed-Islands capitalisation process, led by SCP/RAC and SMILO.

| Partner organisations | Beyond Plastic Med (BeMed) SCP/RAC Small Islands Organisation (SMILO)

The socio-ecological challenge and the role of Marine Protected Areas and Marine Sanctuaries as “nature-based solutions”

 

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Nature-based solutions can help manage human impacts and tackle climate change to preserve ecosystems, their functions and the services they provide for human well-being. This event explains how Marine Sanctuaries and MPAs contribute to the protection of marine, coastal and offshore ecosystems, on which lies de facto the future of our society, in the perspective of a “socially, economically and environmentally” sustainable development. A first panel will explain the bioecological characteristics of the Pelagos Sanctuary and the impact of anthropogenic activities (panel moderated by Costanza Favilli). A second panel will explain how this can become a socially beneficial investment (panel moderated by Nathalie Hilmi).

Join the meeting : https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86858064801?pwd=RUdwZ0JPOG9GcWFWcitIUG5UaTc4UT09

Meeting ID : 868 5806 4801

Secret code : 886272

| Partner organisations | Accords Pelagos, CSM, IMF, ILO, Fondation Meri 

Bilingual French / English , Hybrid , Public

“Team Malizia – A Race We Must Win”

 

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Team Malizia is a professional sailing team that uses their sport platform to create awareness about ocean health and the climate crisis while doing ocean research to help the scientific community on the exploration of the big blue planet. The team was founded by Pierre Casiraghi in 2016 and skippered by German sailor Boris Herrmann, the yacht has an on-board oceanbox that collects ocean data which is directly transmitted to the teams’ scientists. The team also developed an education programme called ‘My Ocean Challenge’ which aims to inspire and educate the next generation about climate change and climate solutions.

www.borisherrmannracing.com

 

 

 

| Partner organisations | Team Malizia 

Bilingual French / English , Private

Valuing marine ecosystem services – The Economic Blind Spot

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This event seeks to highlight the need to incorporate the valuation of marine ecosystem services into economic and public policy analysis, in order to improve the rationality of decision making and thus advance towards sustainable development and climate change mitigation.
In site registration form: 
 
Streaming registration form: 
| Partner organisations | MERI Foundation, Philantrophy Cortes Solari, Centre Sciéntifique de Monaco, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Edmond de Rothschild Bank, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Bilingual - French / Spanish , Hybrid , Public

From Blue Food for Thought to Blue Food for Action?

 

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Following from the publication of our essay Blue Food for Thought during MOW2021 and two sequels by IISD and the journal Idées from Spain, we have updated the original paper in March 2022 and hold a workshop to explore whether and how some of the ideas therein can be brought to scale.

Registration: Bluefoodforaction@gmail.com 

See the report

| Partner organisations | The Varda Group

Bilingual French / English , Public - Registration only

From Prince Albert I’s idea of global ocean mapping to the Argo programme : how are we increasing our knowledge of the ocean ?

 

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The ocean is a vast space with unexplored regions. This conference will discuss progress in ocean science, from Prince Albert I’s expeditions and the GEBCO chart series, to current projects such as the fleet of Argo floats, an exciting multidisciplinary international project. This event will include the presentation of a state-of-the-art Argo float.”Conference followed by drinks

Free and open to the public. Registration at info@iho.int

Youtube page of OHI : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpMKDQTKKlJSXmQCQzFqZPA/featured

| Partner organisations | IHO, WHOI, IMEV-LOV, NOAA

In English , Public - Registration only

Innovation technologies for community environmental awareness raising

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This event aims to present the benefits of technological applications for environmental awareness. The TerritoriAR App will be presented, which has educational and civic benefits, linked to the knowledge of marine and terrestrial biodiversity, essential to a public policy of sustainability.

In site registration: 
 
Streaming registration form: 

| Partner organisations | MERI Foundation, Philantrophy Cortes Solari, Centre Sciéntifique de Monaco, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Edmond de Rothschild Bank, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Bilingual - French / Spanish , Hybrid , Public

Oceans: technological innovation at the service of nature-based solutions and marine ecosystem services

 

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This event seeks to discuss the role of cetaceans as nature-based solutions and the need to incorporate innovative technology to reduce anthropogenic threats and allow the oceans to fulfil their role as a mitigator of climate change.

In site registration form: https://bit.ly/37ajm1A
 
Streaming registration form: 

| Partner organisations | MERI Foundation, Philanthropy Cortes Solari, Centre Sciéntifique de Monaco, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Laboratory of Bioacoustic Applications of the Universitat Politècnica de Cataluny

Bilingual - French / Spanish , Hybrid , Public

Welcome drink with the BeMed laureates

 

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Informal welcome drink between the winners of the BeMed micro initiatives call of the previous years and the administrators of the association.

| Partner organisations | BeMed, Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, IUCN, Tara Océan Fondation, Surfrider Foundation Europe

Bilingual French / English , Private

Exposition Northbound – connected by the sea

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From March 2022, the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco will host the NORTHBOUND exhibition of the Museum Kunst der Westküste. Twenty paintings by masters and contemporary artists will take us on a journey through the North Sea from the Netherlands to Norway. One of the highlights of this journey is the beautiful island of Föhr, whose cultural and landscape features will hold many surprises for the visitors of NORTHBOUND.

See the press release 

| Partner organisations | Institut océanographique , Museum Kunst der Westküste

Arktic Circle “Memories of the North”

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Public awareness: After several years of observations, Olivier Anrigo, environmental photographer, takes us on an expedition to Norway, Lapland, Spitzbergen… Let’s meet on these lands and oceans still little damaged by Man, now threatened by global warming, to become aware of the urgency, and bring a hopeful look on the actions to be implemented to preserve them.

| Partner organisations | Arktic-interactions

Bilingual French / English , Public

Designing climate adaptation pathways for atoll islands

 

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This scientific workshop will assess pathways for resilience to counter risks from climate change and ocean acidification, with a focus on atoll islands.

Which solutions are ready to put in practice right away, and which ones need more time to mature? Policymakers lack information about which solutions (mitigation and adaptation) are most effective today, which ones have the potential to be effective in the longer term, and what solutions could be combined over time. In other words, what can be done, when and where?

| Partner organisations | Alexandre Magnan, IDDRI (coordination scientifique), Fondation Prince Albert II de Moanco, Agence internationale de l’énergie atomique, le CSM, l’Institut Océanographique de Monaco, le Gouvernement de Monaco, le laboratoire d’océnographie de Villefranche, et l’IDDRI.

Bilingual French / English , Private

Argo Steering Team Meeting, AST-23

 

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This is the 23rd annual meeting of the International Argo Steering Team, with representatives of the 30 countries that contribute to the Program, and our commercial partners. The status and future plans for the new OneArgo will be reviewed, covering its 3 missions of Core, Bio-geochemical and Deep (full ocean depth).

| Partner organisations | IHO, Argo primary hosts

Bilingual French / English , Private

World plastic summit

Bringing scientists of the world together to tackle plastic pollution

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The theme of this inaugural summit is: Fostering global collaboration to accelerate plastics recycling and redesign.

The plastics pollution crisis is one of the most urgent challenges of our time. While plastic pollution is a global problem, research and innovation in this area is not yet globally connected. However, the steps to ultimately tackle this problem will necessitate collaboration and perspective on a global scale.To that end, the first annual World Plastics Summit is being organized to assemble international research leaders in plastics recycling and redesign in Monaco. This meeting will be held on March 24-26 at the Novotel Monte Carlo Hotelas part of the prestigiousMonaco Ocean Week 2022.

See the program See the press release

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| Partner organisations | University of Portsmouth

In English , Private

Data Management Workshop of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network

 

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| Partner organisations | The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI), The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Government of Sweden, Gouvernement Princier de Monaco, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Bilingual French / English , Private

Monaco, Capital of Yachting

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  • 10:00am-3:45pm : 11th Environmental Symposium “La Belle Classe Superyachts
  • 4pm-5:50pm: Monaco Energy Boat Challenge meetings
  • 6pm: Presentation of the Wisamo / Michelin project
  • 7:30pm: Presentation of the YCM Explorer Awards by La Belle Classe Superyachts followed by a dinner. (Private by invitation)

| Partner organisations | Yacht Club of Monaco, Crédit Suisse, Bombardier

Bilingual French / English , Hybrid , Public - Registration only

Electrifying Superyachts Tenders

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A panel discussion about the future of electric superyacht tenders and integrating high DC speed charging onboard superyachts.

| Partner organisations | Vita Yachts, VAMP Marine, Aqua superPower

Presentation of the new ring of the REPOSSI house dedicated to the Ocean

 

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REPOSSI and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation invite you to discover, on the occasion of the Monaco Ocean Week, the brand new Berbere Chromatic Ocean ring created to raise awareness about the preservation of the Ocean and the fight against plastic pollution.

Presentation by appointment only.boutiquemonaco@repossi.com+377 93 50 89 59

| Partner organisations | REPOSSI and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Bilingual French / English , Private

Sea Angels Day by Let’s Free the SEA

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A sporty activity to help participants discover their environment in a fun way and to raise awareness of environmental conservation. The activity consists of a supervised kayak tour around the Principality and the collection of floating waste.

Information : valentina@letsfreethesea.com

| Partner organisations | Let’s free the sea, Planeta Blue, Golden Cycles

Bilingual French / English , Public

PATRONS OF NATURE

| Partner organisations | IUCN

Bilingual French / English , Private

Seaweed Day

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The Seaweed Day will cast light on one of the most promising regenerative ocean industry: seaweed. The event will propose a series of presentations by world-class experts discussing the potential of seaweed, its ecosystem services – with a focus on blue carbon and biodiversity, and the growing momentum around seaweed in Europe and Australia. The event will also feature numerous presentations from seaweed companies developing innovative products like bio-packaging, plant-based seafood or animal feed. Many seaweed products will be displayed in the event so the public can “touch” the diversity of applications of seaweed.

See the program

Registration

| Partner organisations | Seaweed for Europe, UN Global Compact, Lloyds register Foundation, Oceans 2050

Bilingual French / English , Public

Relay4Nature: Giving the Ocean a voice in its own right, in the lead up to the UN Ocean Conference

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This event will focus on the need for giving the ocean a voice in its own right, including an exploration of the potential for a Universal Declaration of Ocean Rights. Reflections on the specific needs of small island states, the role of women in ocean conservation will be made in this context. Just a few days before this event The Ocean Race Summit Small Island States will take place in the Seychelles, from which insights will be brought.

See the program

| Partner organisations | The Ocean Race, Ambassador Peter Thomson, United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, Earth Law Centre, Nature’s Rights

Sustainable ESG Investment and New Fashion for the Planet

 

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Learn how sustainable ESG finance can help protect the planet and how it can generate new sustainable companies. Discover how ESG approach and New Fashion can be powerful tools to protect Mother Earth.

Information and registration: info@theanimalfund.net

| Partner organisations | The Animal Fund, 2PM Monaco and R4Clothing

Bilingual French / English , Public

Marine Biodiversity and… Gastronomy

 

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This evening is a logical continuation of the conferences dedicated to marine biodiversity in previous editions of the MOW. After having explored the relationship between marine biodiversity and beauty, and then biomimicry, the 2022 edition will focus on gastronomy and the ocean.

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| Partner organisations | Stars’Nbar, Marcel Ravin – Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel, Les Perles de Monaco, Le Logoscope, CSM

Bilingual French / English , Public

PREMIERE of the series : Méditerranée – L’Odyssée pour la vie

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The Mediterranean series reveals the wonders of a rich, surprising but also very fragile living world.
In the sea, on land and in the air, a fascinating journey into the world of animals and plants
which have adapted to continue living in the Mediterranean, despite the increasing impact of
impact of human activities

Screening in French.

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| Partner organisations | A Boréales/Fédération production directed by Frédéric Fougea and produced by Gilles Dufraisse and Frédéric Fougea

Bilingual French / English , Public

Exposition Northbound – connected by the sea

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From March 2022, the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco will host the NORTHBOUND exhibition of the Museum Kunst der Westküste. Twenty paintings by masters and contemporary artists will take us on a journey through the North Sea from the Netherlands to Norway. One of the highlights of this journey is the beautiful island of Föhr, whose cultural and landscape features will hold many surprises for the visitors of NORTHBOUND.

See the press release

| Partner organisations | Institut océanographique , Museum Kunst der Westküste

Sounds & Ocean: discover the cacophony of the “silent world”

 

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In collaboration with the team of the scientific mediation programme adopt a float (Culture Océan – Institut de la Mer de Villefranche), 3rd graders from the Monegasque school Charles III present the cacophony of the world of silence! Between experiments, games and quizzes, come and discover and listen to the little-known sounds of the ocean.

| Partner organisations | IHO (Argo), Collège Charles III, Culture Océan, Institut de la Mer de Villefranche, Chorus

In French , Private

World plastic summit

Bringing scientists of the world together to tackle plastic pollution

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The theme of this inaugural summit is: Fostering global collaboration to accelerate plastics recycling and redesign.

The plastics pollution crisis is one of the most urgent challenges of our time. While plastic pollution is a global problem, research and innovation in this area is not yet globally connected. However, the steps to ultimately tackle this problem will necessitate collaboration and perspective on a global scale.To that end, the first annual World Plastics Summit is being organized to assemble international research leaders in plastics recycling and redesign in Monaco. This meeting will be held on March 24-26 at the Novotel Monte Carlo Hotelas part of the prestigiousMonaco Ocean Week 2022.

See the program See the press release

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| Partner organisations | University of Portsmouth

In English , Private

Ice the Bear pour Let’s free the SEA 

 

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Reading in the presence of the author of one of the adventures of Ice the Bear (trilogy of books published in English and Italian by the publisher: Skira), a travelling bear who encounters different environmental issues during his experiences. Followed by educational quizzes and drawing contests for children between 5 and 10 years old.

| Partner organisations | Ice the Bear , Let’s free the SEA et Skira Editore

Bilingual French / English , Public

Argo Steering Team Meeting, AST-23

 

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This is the 23rd annual meeting of the International Argo Steering Team, with representatives of the 30 countries that contribute to the Program, and our commercial partners. The status and future plans for the new OneArgo will be reviewed, covering its 3 missions of Core, Bio-geochemical and Deep (full ocean depth).

| Partner organisations | IHO, Argo primary hosts

Bilingual French / English , Private

Sea and the City: pathways for coastal resilience

 

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The conference will review what’s at stake in the coastal zone, identify tools for assessing vulnerabilities and promote solutions. It will build on and feed into the work of the conveners and partners, particularly focusing on nature-based solutions, as no regret options. Recommendations from the symposium will inform management and collective action to protect and enhance resilience of coastal and marine ecosystems to climate change that can benefit societies and economies around the world.

Registration required for in person attendance. Please contact : acarter@fpa2.org

See the provisional program

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| Partner organisations | Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Stimson Center and Ocean & Climate Platform


Bilingual French / English , Public

BeMed 2022 Award Winners Conference Online

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With the health crisis, single-use plastic has made a comeback. Presented as an essential ally in the fight against the spread of the virus, it should be remembered that plastic pollution remains a major threat to the ocean health … To continue to act and avoid amplifying an already serious problem, BeMed has renewed its call for micro-initiatives and unveils its new winners.

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| Partner organisations |BeMed, Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, IUCN, Tara Océan Fondation, Surfrider Foundation Europe

Bilingual French / English , Public

Nature-based solutions to climate change in the Mediterranean basin

 

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The Mediterranean basin is at the crossroads of the fight against biodiversity erosion, adaptation to climate change and development of societies. This event proposes to illustrate, through the interventions of specialists and testimonies of field actors, how Nature-based Solutions can provide concrete and sustainable answers to these challenges.

See the programSee the press release (in french)

| Partner organisations | Comité français de l’UICN, Centre de coopération pour la Méditerranée de l’UICN, la Tour du Valat, Plateforme Ocean et Climat
 

How to strengthen and develop sanction mechanisms in marine environmental law ?

 

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Workshop dedicated to law & environment, mainly with a focus on the global ocean.

| Partner organisations | Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Bilingual French / English , Public

Arktic Circle “Memories of the North”

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Public awareness: After several years of observations, Olivier Anrigo, environmental photographer, takes us on an expedition to Norway, Lapland, Spitzbergen… Let’s meet on these lands and oceans still little damaged by Man, now threatened by global warming, to become aware of the urgency, and bring a hopeful look on the actions to be implemented to preserve them.

Accessible all week long during public events organized at the Yacht Club of Monaco.

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| Partner organisations | Arktic-interactions

Bilingual French / English , Public

World Plastics Summit

 

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The theme of this inaugural summit is: Fostering global collaboration to accelerate plastics recycling and redesign.

The plastics pollution crisis is one of the most urgent challenges of our time. While plastic pollution is a global problem, research and innovation in this area is not yet globally connected. However, the steps to ultimately tackle this problem will necessitate collaboration and perspective on a global scale.To that end, the first annual World Plastics Summit is being organized to assemble international research leaders in plastics recycling and redesign in Monaco. This meeting will be held on March 24-26 at the Novotel Monte Carlo Hotelas part of the prestigiousMonaco Ocean Week 2022.

See the programSee the press release

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| Partner organisations | Université de Portsmouth

Bilingual French / English , Private