Call for an artist's residence on board. Indian Ocean Expedition 2022

Call for an artist’s residence on board. Indian Ocean Expedition 2022

The Société des Explorations de Monaco is launching this call for expressions of interest for an artist's residency on board the ship that will be chartered for its next expedition to the Indian Ocean, which is currently being prepared. This new expedition is the first part of the "Monaco Explorations" project approved as a contribution to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development 2021-2030.
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Alick and Albert : the film in preview in St-Tropez

On Wednesday 13 October 2021, the documentary film "Alick and Albert", directed by Douglas Watkins, opened the 23rd edition of the Festival du Cinéma des Antipodes in Saint-Tropez in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and several personalities.
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Better protection of marine megafauna through social networks and artificial intelligence

Scientists from three joint research units (MARBEC, ENTROPIE and LIRMM) have just published a study using social networks and artificial intelligence to identify charismatic species of the marine megafauna of New Caledonia: dugongs, turtles and sharks. This work, entitled "Leveraging social media and deep learning to detect rare megafauna in video surveys", is published in the international journal Conservation Biology.
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Gombessa 6 Cap Corse. Back to the surface in Monaco

20 days expedition to try and unravel the mystery of the corallogenic rings off Cap Corse! The Gombessa 6 expedition flotilla, composed of the support and assistance vessel Pionnier, the catamaran Victoria IV and the barge from the French National Institute of Professional Diving (INPP), arrived in the port of Monaco late on Monday 19 July. The four aquanauts: Laurent Ballesta, Antonin Guilbert, Thibaut Rauby and Roberto Rinaldi exited the “bathyal station” the next day, Tuesday 20 July at 6 pm, after completing their decompression cycle.
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Who are we ?

Monaco Explorations: reconnecting humanity and the sea

Monaco Explorations is a platform supporting H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco’s commitment to knowledge, sustainable management and protection of the Ocean.
Mission Madère - Macaronésie

Mission Cabo Verde - Macaronésie

Mission Sargasses 2017

Mission Martinique 2017-2018

Mission Malpelo 2018

Mission Santa Marte - Colombie

Mission Norvège 2018

Mission Hawaï 2018

Mission Nouvelle-Calédonie 2019

Mission Gombessa V 2019

Mission Palaos 2019

Mission ENCOR 2019

Mission Sphyrna odyssey 2019

Mission Badu 2018

What do we do ?

The objective of the Monaco Exploration Society is to conduct international collaborative missions linking scientific research, outreach towards the public and governmental cooperation. The main themes that guide its action concern the protection of the megafauna, the protection of corals, new exploration technologies, and the development of marine protected areas.

The last missions that we have supported

Throughout the world

From Macaronesia to Colombia, with a passage in the Pacific, Monaco Explorations have already reached many regions. The new study areas concern in particular the Mediterranean, Melanesia and the Indian Ocean.

Current and upcoming projects

Mission

A large campaign in the Indian Ocean

Documentary "Alick and Albert"

A new documentary on H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince’s meeting with the artist Alick Tipoti and the people of Badu Island in the Torres Strait.

Book

A book on all the explorations in which H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince took part since the beginning of his reign.

News

The Société des Explorations de Monaco is launching this call for expressions of interest for an artist’s residency on board the ship that will be chartered for its next expedition to the Indian Ocean, which is currently being prepared. This new expedition is the first part of the “Monaco Explorations” project approved as a contribution to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development 2021-2030.
On Wednesday 13 October 2021, the documentary film “Alick and Albert”, directed by Douglas Watkins, opened the 23rd edition of the Festival du Cinéma des Antipodes in Saint-Tropez in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and several personalities.
Scientists from three joint research units (MARBEC, ENTROPIE and LIRMM) have just published a study using social networks and artificial intelligence to identify charismatic species of the marine megafauna of New Caledonia: dugongs, turtles and sharks. This work, entitled “Leveraging social media and deep learning to detect rare megafauna in video surveys”, is published in the international journal Conservation Biology.

The governance of Monaco Explorations