Brought to you by: Monaco Life
The Blue Economy will take centre stage during an international conference in Monaco, to run from March 30 until April 4.
The first “Monaco Ocean Week” will be an interdisciplinary event bringing together major international organisations with local partners, in order to contribute to the conservation of the marine world.
“It is the pledge of the Prince to defend the cause of the oceans with all the forces involved,” Vice-President and CEO of the Foundation Prince Albert II, Bernard Fautrier, said at the Yacht Club on Tuesday, March 21.
Monaco’s princes have always worked for the marine world, Mr Fautrier added. He cited Prince Albert I, a “visionary” who was the first of Monaco’s sovereigns to understand the importance of the sea and call for its protection.
Mr Fautrier said that concerted action to save our oceans is urgent and now is a key moment to take the initiative. Monaco will once again set the agenda by organising this seminal conference on one of the greatest issues of our time, protecting our oceans in order to protect our planet.
The Week will take place at several venues, including the Monaco Yacht Club, the Oceanographic Museum, the Residence of the Minister of State, and the headquarters of the International Hydrographic Organisation.
Monaco welcomed four new Ambassadors to town this week, given a warm reception by first the Prince, then by the Minister for External Relations and Cooperation, who treated them to lunch.
Artificial tide pools were created in 2019 at water level in front of the Fontvieille Port as part of the government’s ongoing ecological restoration programme. The first results have just been revealed.
The Betclic Elite regular season has wrapped-up and AS Monaco Basketball’s defeat against Cholet was ultimately inconsequential to the final ranking, as they prepare to face Strasbourg in the play-offs.
Francesco Totti is the latest blockbuster name to be confirmed for next Tuesday’s World Stars Football Match, joining a whole grid’s worth of Formula 1 greats, both past and present.