Program

Given the evolution of the Coronavirus – Covid19 epidemic and considering the measures adopted by the governments of most countries and by the Government of Monaco, the organising institutions have taken the decision to cancel the 2020 edition of Monaco Ocean Week, a week of events dedicated to the preservation of the Ocean. All the events initially planned are therefore cancelled. 

Scheduled from 24 to 28 March 2020, this unifying event organised by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Monaco Institute of Oceanography, the Monaco Science Centre and the Monaco Yacht Club with the support of the Prince’s Government, has been postponed to the week from 22 to 27 March 2021, as well as the 11th edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative.

For more information: contact@monacooceanweek.org

Applied nuclear and isotopic techniques in seafood safety: results from an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) project to assist Member States address their respective Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

| Partner organisations | International Atomic Energy Agency

In English , Virtual Meeting

Applied nuclear and isotopic techniques in seafood safety: results from an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) project to assist Member States address their respective Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

| Partner organisations | International Atomic Energy Agency

In English , Virtual Meeting

2nd meeting of the Monaco Ocean Science Federation

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– develop the sharing of observational data and the opening of data to the scientific community as well as mediation relays

– raise the visibility of marine science, including through the contribution to the Ocean Manifesto

– develop initiatives to strengthen ocean culture across Europe, raise values of respect for nature and sustainable development and make often complex topics related to ocean ecology accessible

| Partner organisations | oceanographic Institute, Gouvernement Princier, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Scientifique Center of Monaco

In English , Private event , Virtual Meeting

“The Problem of Underwater Noise in the Mediterranean” with Q&A

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Anthropogenic underwater noise is recognized as a danger to marine fauna and the conservation of endangered species.

Indeed, marine organisms can be adversely affected in the short, medium and long term. These effects may be temporary or permanent in nature and the impacts may be acute or chronic. Some may be discrete such as, a temporary reduction in hearing sensitivity, a reduction in immune defences or reproductive success, a decrease in survival rates, etc. Other impacts are more obvious, such as injury or death of animals. The former can be very difficult to detect while the latter can be correlated in some circumstances with acute exposures at close range.

Although today’s environmental conservation efforts are moving towards an ecosystem approach, the concern for noise management arises mainly from the negative effects on protected and noise-sensitive species, such as certain species of marine mammals.

Thus, in order to best manage the impact of underwater noise on marine fauna, and more particularly on cetaceans, it is important to assess and implement underwater noise monitoring in the Mediterranean. Discussions are underway on this subject at European and Mediterranean level on the choice of indicators to assess the impact of underwater noise.

ACCOBAMS has been interested in this issue for many years and is implementing numerous concrete actions, notably to promote good practices and new technologies that can be used to limit the impact of noise on cetaceans.

| Partner organisations | ACCOBAMS

In English , Public event - Registration only

« The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework an opportunity for averting the collapse of coral reefs »
the event will serve to continue the mobilization for the protection of coral reefs including the promotion of the new coral reef target with the post2020 framework and the promotion of the Global Fund for coral reefs.

| Partner organisations | ICRI, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

First preview
“Planète Méditerranée”, from Laurent Ballesta and Gil Kebaïli

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“Explore the great depths, free yourself from time and push the limits of the human body. 4 divers are about to live an unprecedented experience: living in a 5m2 pressurized box for 28 days in order to explore the 100m zone without limits and reveal the lush and little-known depths of the Mediterranean. ”

Registrastion : https://laurentballesta.eventbrite.fr

In French , Public event

Day on Innovation at the Service of the Ocean
Conference – debate

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Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 14 requires the mobilization of innovation and new technologies related to observing and protecting the Ocean. The objective of the day is to publicize progress in this area, identify not or poorly covered needs and identify avenues for experimentation, improvements and best practices. The day is supplemented with static and dynamic demonstrations of autonomous systems and educative workshops for school children.

09h00-09h30: registration

09h30-13h00: Workshop “Innovation and new technologies at the service of the Ocean”

09h30-09h35: introduction

Theme 1: Autonomous vehicles

Moderator: Michèle Barbier, Institute for Science and Ethics

09h35-10h20: Theme 1: Autonomous vehicles: technologies

Presentations

-Brett Phaneuf, CEO Submergence Group LLC / M Subs Ltd

-Sebastien de Halleux, COO Saildrone Inc

-Antoine Thébaud, CEO Sea Proven

-Thomas Buret, Director General iXblue

-Thierry Carlin, Marine Tech & Rodrigo Castro, Imodco

-Yves Degrés, NKE Instrumentation

Questions / Answers

10h20-11h05: Theme 1: Autonomous vehicles: applications

Presentations

-Craig McLean, NOAA

-Chantal Compère, Ifremer

-Carlos Barrera, Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN)

-Mathieu Belbeoch, JCOMMOPS

-Jamie McMichael-Phillips, GEBCO/Nippon Foundation Seabed 2030 Project

Questions / Answers

11h05-11h30: Theme 1: Autonomous vehicles: discussion

11h30-12h00: coffee break

12h00-13h00: Theme 2: Big data and artificial intelligence

Moderator: Michèle Barbier, Institute for Science and Ethics

Presentations

-Yves Lostanlen, Element AI

-Bjørn Tore Markussen, Ocean Data Foundation (video link)

-Renaud Dussurget, Mercator Ocean

-Gaëtan Fabritius, CLS

-Hervé Glotin, Université de Toulon

-Yanis Souami, Sinay

Discussion

13h00: lunch break

Registration : contact@monacoexplorations.org

| Partner organisations | Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Explorations of Monaco, Pure Ocean, ACCOBAMS, Institute for Science and Ethics

In English , Public event - Registration only

The fight against plastic pollution in International, European and Comparative law

“Carry out an inventory of existing legal instruments, current developments and proposed solutions in the fight against pollution of the oceans by plastic waste.”

 

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The conference is organized as follows:

1. Introduction

2. International legal framework: shortcomings and recent developments

3. European legal framework and comparative law

4. Outlook for development on a global scale

For more information and registration : inscription.colloque.ceric@gmail.com

| Partner organisations | Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, Centre d’Études et de Recherches en droit International et Communautaire (CERIC), Association universitaire Aix-environnement

In English , In French , Public event

Applied nuclear and isotopic techniques in seafood safety: results from an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) project to assist Member States address their respective Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

| Partner organisations | International Atomic Energy Agency

In English , Virtual Meeting

“Upcycling: Turning Trash into Treasure”
In explaining the logistics of the ‘waste hierarchy’ system, TAF – The Animal Fund aims to inform the public about the complexities of waste management, especially that of plastic. The presentation’s core focus will present the concept of “upcycling” as an entrepreneurial, innovative and creative approach to tackling waste management discrepancies. In particular, ‘upcycling’ will be exemplified in the aspiration to stimulate creative changes amongst the general public.

| Partner organisations | The Animal Fund

In English , Public event

The 10th La Belle Classe Superyachts environmental symposium: a full day of talks and debates for owners and captains on the theme “Exploration: Yachting with sense”, and presentation of a new environmental index towards a sustainable yachting future.

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On Registration : owners@ycm.org

| Organisations partenaires | Yacht Club de Monaco

In English , Public event - Registration only

Applied nuclear and isotopic techniques in seafood safety: results from an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) project to assist Member States address their respective Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

| Partner organisations | International Atomic Energy Agency

In English , Virtual Meeting

Launched in 2018, every year the YCM Explorer Awards by La Belle Classe Superyachts recognise owners who have distinguished themselves by their commitment to protecting the marine environment, be it as a result of their yacht’s design or navigations.

| Partner organisations | Yacht Club de Monaco

In English , Private event - Invitation only

Applied nuclear and isotopic techniques in seafood safety: results from an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) project to assist Member States address their respective Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

| Partner organisations | International Atomic Energy Agency

In English , Virtual Meeting

“Sphyrna Odyssey”
Lecture, presentation of a short film, presentation of scientific results

11:00 a.m. – 11:05 a.m .: opening and reception by:

– Bertrand de Lesquen: Director of the journal Marine & Oceans, Mission Coordinator Sphyrna Odyssey

– Fabien de Varenne: President of Sea Proven, Operational Director of the Sphyrna Odyssey Mission

– Pr. Hervé Glotin: Scientific director of the Sphyrna Odyssey Mission

11.05 am – 11.10 am: screening of a film on the Sphyrna Odyssey Mission

11.10 – 11.35 am: Presentation of the first scientific results of the Mission by Professor Hervé Glotin

11.35 – 11.45 am: Report on the autonomous ships Sphyrna by Fabien de Varenne and Antoine Thébaud (General Manager of Sea Proven)

11.45 am – 12 noon: Questions-Answers / discussion with the guests.

| Partner organisations | Sphyra, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Explorations of Monaco, ACCOBAMS

Public event