Who are we?

Monaco Explorations: reconnecting humanity and the sea

Under the aegis of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Principality is renewing a great tradition:
maritime explorations to learn, understand, raise awareness and act.
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What do we do?

Monaco Explorations: reconciling humanity and the sea

Under the aegis of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Principality is renewing a great tradition:
maritime explorations to learn, understand, raise awareness and act.
Learn more
Our missions

Monaco Explorations: reconciling humanity and the sea

Under the aegis of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Principality is renewing a great tradition:
maritime explorations to learn, understand, raise awareness and act.
Learn more
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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.

Madeira Mission 2017

Cabo Verde Mission 2017

Sargasso MIssion 2017

Martinique Mission 2017-2018

Malpelo Mission 2018

Norway Mission 2018

Hawai'i MIssion 2018

New Caledonia Mission 1019

Gombessa 5 Mission 2019

Palau Mission 2019

ENCOR Mission 2019

Sphyrna Odyssey Mission 2019

Badu Mission 2018

Providenza Mission

Ile Providencia

Santa Marta

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.

Upcoming projects

Mission

A large campaign in the Indian Ocean

Documentary

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

On 8 June last, on the occasion of World Oceans Day, the theme of which was “The Ocean: life and livelihood”, a dozen young people from the Unesco Club of the Charles III College in Monaco exchanged views on the Ocean and its future by videoconference with a class of CM2 from the “La Genette” school in La Rochelle, associated with Unesco.
On the occasion of the celebration of World Oceans Day on 8 June 2021, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission announced the list of the first set of international actions officially endorsed as part of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development.
Environmental DNA sampling conducted during the Malpelo mission in 2018 revealed the presence of the world’s smallest sperm whale known as the Dwarf sperm whale in Colombian waters.

The governance of Monaco Explorations