Oceanographic Institute - Albert I Foundation, Prince of Monaco

« Prince Albert I, my great-great-grandfather, wanted Monaco to have an Oceanographic Institute with a clear roadmap: To make the ocean known, loved and protected.
Today, this vision shows its relevance, its modernity and its strength. »

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Extract Teaser Immesion
15/07/2021
Monaco
Opening of the exhibition IMMERSION
Come and discover the beauty of Australian corals through a unique device, a breathtaking...
15/07/2021
Monaco
EU authorises the placing on the market for human consumption of yellow mealworm
The European Union allows the yellow mealworm to be placed on the market for human consumption, good news for the...
Pas de futur sans nature, pas de futur sans culture
13/07/2021
Monaco
For a deconfinement of minds
The closure of cultural venues and their major roles in our society and economy is more topical than ever. This Tribune explains the importance of the dialogue between Science and Culture to build the world of...
Sante et océan : un symposium illustre ces liens après deux années de recherche
12/07/2021
Monaco
Ocean and Human Health Symposium
On 2 and 3 December 2020, in Monaco, the Symposium on Human Health and the Ocean in a Changing World concluded nearly two years of work on the...
REV Ocean, la Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, l’Institut océanographique et la Société des Explorations de Monaco s’associent en faveur de la santé de l’Océan - 06/11/2020
12/07/2021
Monaco
REV-Ocean: a partnership for the health of the ocean
On November 5, by videoconference, REV Ocean and three Monegasque institutions signed a partnership agreement to work on ocean...
Corail Fluo
12/07/2021
Monaco
The Global Coral Conservatory
The project is to create a world reference centre for corals that will house, in a network of public and private aquaria, a unique global collection of the majority of scleractinian coral species and strains described to...
Un pas décisif pour la préservation de la biodiversité ?
12/07/2021
New York
A decisive step for the preservation of biodiversity?
At the United Nations Summit of Heads of State and Government on Biodiversity on 30 September 2020, a bloc of countries showed more determination than ever to reverse this...
Photo de groupe - Lancement coalition mondiale pour la biodiversité - 3 mars 2020 © M. Dagnino - Institut océanographique de Monaco.
13/07/2021
Monaco
European Union Biodiversity Coalition
first official member the Global Coalition “Unite for #Biodiversity The Oceanographic Institute of Monaco, first official member of the European Commission’s Global Coalition “Unite for #Biodiversity On the occasion of World Wildlife Day on 3 March 2020, the European Commissioner...
Planetary Health Week
13/07/2021
Monaco
Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health
Organised by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health will take place on Thursday 24th September on the terraces of the Monte-Carlo Opera House, with Sting as guest of...
Amalfitaine
13/07/2021
Monaco
Ponant cruise – Oceanographic Institute
From September 30 to October 7, 2020, the Oceanographic Institute is honored to partner with PONANT to offer passengers of the Bellot an extraordinary experience in the...
Bulles sous marine
13/07/2021
Monaco
Health of the Ocean, Health of Man
The vitality of our environment is inseparable from our own health. The current crisis is a strong reminder of this. It is therefore a good time to rethink our relationship with the Ocean, to better preserve it and to live better in the future....
MOPC challenge
13/07/2021
Monaco
Monaco Ocean Protection Challenge: the final
The 3rd edition of the Monaco Ocean Protection Challenge took place on 9 July 2020. This challenge saw 5 international teams competing against each other to defend their project aimed at having a positive impact on the...
Selfie Vivons l'océan - Sylvia
15/07/2021
Monaco
Become an ambassador for the Ocean!
After more than a century of commitment to the preservation of marine ecosystems, the Oceanographic Institute - OCEANO MONACO is reaffirming its values and its mission of mediation through its new collaborative campaign "Let's live the Ocean! Through this campaign, OCEANO MONACO wishes to...
Enfant Jeu Plage Bord de mer
13/07/2021
Monaco
Children’s Corner
We look forward to seeing you every day on our social networks and every week on our website to help you keep your children...
Présentation Awards Monaco Ocean protection challenge ©M.Dagnino
13/07/2021
Monaco
The Monaco Ocean Protection Challenge
The objective of this challenge is to give students the opportunity to use their professional skills, creativity and commitment in the service of a preserved natural...
Ocean plastique Ballon
15/07/2021
Monaco
Balloon Release Act
Very good news for the marine environment: the Government of the Principality of Monaco has just banned the release of balloons and flying lanterns into the...
Coalition Biodiversité
13/07/2021
Monaco
Global Biodiversity Coalition: first official member
The Oceanographic Institute of Monaco is proud to announce that it is the first official member of the Global Coalition "Unite for Biodiversity", adding its voice to the 16 organizations and associations that already support the Coalition's...
Famille sur la plage dans les vagues
21/02/2020
Visitors to the Musée help the MedFund
The Musée océanographique will pay €0.05 from the cost of every visitor ticket bought to MEDFUND, a fund devoted to the protected marine areas of the...
Camion Musée Océanographique
21/02/2020
Monaco
A committed Museum
The Museum works every day to strengthen the positive impact our visitors have on the ocean whilst reducing our negative impact on the environment. This work requires discipline and consistency. A number of campaigns are currently being defined or...
Poissons PARAPRIACANTHUS 38 jours
13/07/2021
Monaco
World first: birth of dwarf hatchet fish in aquarium
The first aquarium birth of dwarf hatchetfish by experts from the Oceanographic Museum will directly contribute to reducing fishing pressure on this species in the...
Médaille Albert Ier
23/06/2020
Monaco
Grand Medals 2019
Each year, the Oceanographic Institute, Albert I, Prince of Monaco Foundation honours the great names of the marine world who, through their commitment and work, contribute to making the Ocean known, loved and protected, by awarding them the Albert I Great...
LUMEXPLORE Festival du film
21/02/2020
Monaco
Lumexplore: the Scientific and Environmental Exploration Film Festival
Organized by the Société des Explorateurs Français, discover this invigorating and inspiring...
21/02/2020
Monaco
OCEAN AND CRYOSPHERE in a context of climate change
The IPCC report was made public at a press conference held on Wednesday 25 September at 11am at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco.
At the instigation of the Sovereign Prince, the Principality of Monaco and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation have mobilised strongly for the implementation of this special report, due to the worrying consequences of global warming and the increase in greenhouse gas emissions on the...
Mirazur Menton
23/06/2020
Monaco
Best Restaurant in the World: a training on Sustainable Consumption
The Oceanographic Institute and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation are raising awareness among Chef Mauro Colagreco's teams!
Sustainable consumption of seafood is on the menu at the Mirazur: the staff of the famous restaurant, led by chef Mauro Colagreco, followed training on the...
Monaco Blue Initiative, Lundi 3 Avril 2017, Musée Océanographique de Monaco
21/02/2020
Monaco
Speech by H.S.H. Prince Albert II on the Ocean
Speeches made by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco on the Ocean
The speeches of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco on the...
UN e-SEA
23/06/2020
Paris
Forum des Métiers de la Mer
Meeting the professionals of the sea
The next edition of the Forum des Métiers de la Mer will take place on Saturday, December 7, at the Maison des Océans, 195 rue St Jacques (RER Luxembourg) in...
Snapper Club
21/02/2020
Monaco
Snapper Club
A week behind the scenes at the Oceanographic Museum...
Do your children bombard you with questions about the sea? Sign them up for the Snapper Club to offer them a trip to the heart of the oceans. What is it about? A one-week course organized during the school holidays in the heart of the Oceanographic Museum. Its aim: to make young people aware of...
Méduse
21/02/2020
Paris
IPBES Biodiversity Report: Twilight on Nature
On May 6, the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released an alarming report on the global state of...
Petales de rose
15/07/2021
Monaco
Party without balloons
Balloons are symbols of celebration, they evoke festivity, joy, conviviality... but released in the air, they end up in the ocean and threaten our environment. Many sea turtles, dolphins and birds mistake them for food and die. The Government of Monaco, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and...
La Fédération de Monaco des sciences pour l’océan
21/02/2020
Monaco
The Monaco Federation of Ocean Science
Meeting in Monaco, leaders of Europe's leading marine science research organisations agreed to strengthen their strategic cooperation and collectively increase the reach of marine science in society. At the invitation of the Oceanographic Institute, they decided to form a Monaco Federation of Ocean...

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Corail-Pocillopora-edouxi
15/07/2021
Health and Ocean
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Studies on biodiversity
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Landing page
2 – The ocean that heals, today and tomorrow
The ocean is the cradle of life on our planet. The particularities of marine organisms make them an unexplored reserve of therapeutic avenues for the
Exemple d'aire marine protégée
15/07/2021
Marine Protected Areas
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Protecting biodiversity
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Landing page
What is a Marine Protected Area?
A Marine Protected Area (or MPA) is a delimited area at sea that meets the objectives of nature protection (fauna, flora, ecosystems) and the sustainable development of economic activities such as sustainable fishing and responsible
Une Aire marine protégée
15/07/2021
Marine Protected Areas
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Protecting biodiversity
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Landing page
The benefits of a Marine Protected Area
MPAs are valuable tools for responding effectively to the major challenges of sustainable development and participating in the implementation of major international
Nautile
15/07/2021
Health and Ocean
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Studies on biodiversity
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Landing page
6 – Biomimicry and bio-inspiration
Biomimicry and "bio-inspiration" are approaches that consist in studying nature in its innumerable
Travaux à bord de la Seconde Princesse Alice
15/07/2021
Health and Ocean
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Studies on biodiversity
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Landing page
5 – The discovery of anaphylaxis
In the summer of 1901, Prince Albert I led his annual Atlantic expedition from the Cape Verde Islands to the
Anéméone tomate
15/07/2021
Health and Ocean
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Studies on biodiversity
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Landing page
4 – Models for science
The ocean offers valuable models for fundamental research and many studies have led to decisive advances in physiology, medicine and
Corail-Palythoa-grandis
15/07/2021
Health and Ocean
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Studies on biodiversity
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Landing page
3 – Marine animals to our rescue
More than a thousand compounds isolated from marine organisms have antiviral actions. The Ocean is thus a huge library as well as a
indonesie Poisson
15/07/2021
Health and Ocean
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Protecting biodiversity
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Landing page
1 – A healthy ocean for a healthy diet
Health requires a sufficient and balanced diet, including a regular supply of proteins, vitamins, lipids, minerals and trace elements. The ocean provides us with a good part of these elements which are essential to our
Pêche aux thons 2
13/07/2021
Marine biodiversity
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Biological diversity
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7. Overfishing threatens bluefin tuna
Atlantic bluefin tuna is listed as Near

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