Next mission for Monaco Explorations to be revealed at Ocean Decade Conference

After the 2022 expedition to the Indian Ocean, the next exciting mission for the Monaco Explorations team is set to be announced by Prince Albert II of Monaco at the start of the United Nations’ Ocean Decade Conference.  

The big reveal will be taking place at a satellite event of the Ocean Decade Conference on 9th April in Barcelona alongside a talk and screening of a documentary film about Monaco Explorations’ recently completed mission to the Indian Ocean. 

Prince Albert himself will be presenting the new plans and he is also due to attend the opening of an exhibition on protected marine areas within the context of the international event.

See more: Prince Albert II joins the Indian Ocean Mission in the field

Monaco Explorations was launched in 2017 and has come to represent a confluence of the environmental concerns shared by the Prince, his eponymous foundation, the Oceanographic Institute – Prince Albert I of Monaco Foundation, the Centre Scientifique de Monaco and the Yacht Club de Monaco.  

In addition to the major Indian Ocean mission, Monaco Explorations has also supported various other projects around the world, including in New Calendonia, Madeira, Cabo Verde, the West Indies, Martinique, Norway, Hawaii, Badu and on the Pacific coast of Colombia, as well as local initiatives on the Riviera.  

The geographical location of the next mission is being kept under wraps until the Ocean Decade Conference, but a spokesperson for Monaco Explorations has confirmed that it will be in some way tied to Prince Albert’s desire to ensure that 30% of the world’s seas and oceans are protected by 2030.

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