The float handed over by the Principality of Monaco to Mauritius reached the Indian Ocean on 25 November 2022©Didier Théron_MonacoExplorationsJPG

The Argo float given by the Principality to Mauritius deployed at sea

The BGC Argo float officially handed over by the Principality of Monaco to Mauritius on 22 November 2022 was released into the sea on 25 November at 4.30pm. This float has been adopted by seven Mauritian classes who will follow its journey as part of the Adopt a float educational programme.
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The signatures of H.S.H. Albert II of Monaco and the Seychelles ministers Jean-François Ferrari and Flavien Joubert on the float decorated by Rémi Leroy_02_11_2022©Didier Théron_MonacoExplorations

The Argo float given by the Principality to the Seychelles has been deployed at sea

The BGC Argo float officially handed over by the Principality of Monaco to the Seychelles was released into the sea on 2 November 2022 at 1am, about sixty miles east of the Saya de Malha Bank. It was deployed with two other multi-instrumented profiling floats by the team of Hervé Claustre, co-leader of the international BGC Argo programme.
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Stopover in Port Victoria. Mahé. Seychelles. Indian Ocean Expedition. 29_10_2022©Didier Théron_MonacoExplorations

A look back at the Seychelles stopover

From Aldabra, the S.A. Agulhas II called at the Seychelles from 29 to 31 October 2022. A look back at these three days in the Seychelles. These three days were marked by official and school visits, as well as by operations linked to the departure of certain teams and the arrival of new ones.
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Prince Albert II of Monaco with Dr Frauke Fleisher-Dogley. Aldabra. 25_10_2022©Nicolas Mathys_Zeppelin_MonacoExplorations

Princely visit

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco was present in Aldabra and on the S.A. Agulhas II from 24 to 26 October 2022. A visit marked by the signing of a letter of intent between the Seychelles Island Foundation, the Scientific Centre of Monaco and the Oceanographic Institute
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Who are we?

Monaco Explorations: reconciling humanity and the sea

Les Explorations de Monaco is a platform for H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco’s commitment to the knowledge, sustainable management and protection of the ocean.
Madeira - Macaronesia Expedition

Cabo Verde - Macaronesia Expedition

Sargasso Expedition 2017

Martinique Expedition 2017-2018

Malpelo Expedition 2018

Santa Marte Expedition - Colombia

Norway Expedition 2018

Hawaï Expedition 2018

New Caledonia Expedition 2019

Gombessa V Expedition 2019

Palaos Expedition 2019

ENCOR Expedition 2019

Sphyrna odyssey Expedition 2019

Badu Expedition 2018

Indian Ocean Expedition 2022

What do we do?

Monaco Explorations aims to carry out international collaborative missions that combine scientific research, public outreach and government cooperation. The main themes that guide its action concern the protection of megafauna, the protection of corals, new exploration technologies and the development of marine protected areas.

Indian Ocean Expedition

The new Monaco Explorations expedition to the Western Indian Ocean is the first stage of the “Monaco Explorations” project, approved in the framework of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development 2021-2030. The geographical area studied from October to November 2022 is located between Reunion, Mauritius and the Seychelles.

News

The BGC Argo float officially handed over by the Principality of Monaco to Mauritius on 22 November 2022 was released into the sea on 25 November at 4.30pm. This float has been adopted by seven Mauritian classes who will follow its journey as part of the Adopt a float educational programme.
The BGC Argo float officially handed over by the Principality of Monaco to the Seychelles was released into the sea on 2 November 2022 at 1am, about sixty miles east of the Saya de Malha Bank. It was deployed with two other multi-instrumented profiling floats by the team of Hervé Claustre, co-leader of the international BGC Argo programme.
From Aldabra, the S.A. Agulhas II called at the Seychelles from 29 to 31 October 2022. A look back at these three days in the Seychelles. These three days were marked by official and school visits, as well as by operations linked to the departure of certain teams and the arrival of new ones.

The latest missions we have supported

Across the world

From Macaronesia to Colombia, with a passage in the Pacific, Monaco Explorations have already tackled many many regions. New areas of study include the Mediterranean, Melanesia and the Indian Ocean.

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