Overexploitation, pollution, plastic waste, ocean warming and acidi cation, endangered species, coral reef bleaching, ecosystem imbalance: the alarming signs for the ocean are growing, as our current lifestyle is constantly putting more pressure on the oceans and seas.
We have so much to discover and learn from the complex interactions between species and from the role of humans as they interact with the sea.
There is a great need to improve the relationship between people and the sea, and to strengthen the tools for sustainable management and development.
For this reason Monaco is renewing its long tradition of great explorations carried out over past centuries: to learn, to understand, to educate and to promote action.
Through a multidisciplinary approach bringing together the best experts in the natural and human sciences, an ambitious campaign begins, integrating the latest available technologies to support the work of marine researchers around the world and to build a new vision for the ocean.
Leading Monaco Explorations, H.S.H. Prince Albert II will engage political and economic decision- makers from all over the world, and will carry the message to the highest authorities and to the wider public, to guide decisions that will de ne tomorrow’s ocean management.