Xavier Prache succeeds Gilles Bessero as head of Société des Explorations de Monaco. A new page has been turned with the retirement of Gilles Bessero. Xavier Prache, Commissaire des armées and previously head of the support group at the Toulon defense base, succeeded him as director on Friday September 1, 2023.
Following its recent presentation in the Conference Room of Monaco’s Oceanographic Museum, the “Multiple perspectives” exhibition will continue throughout the summer of 2023 on the railings of St Martin’s Gardens, close to the Prince’s Palace, with the collaboration of the Direction des Affaires Culturelles and the Direction de l’Aménagement Urbain de Monaco.
The “Adopt a Float” day on 22 June 2023 at the Institut de la mer in Villefranche-sur-Mer (Sorbonne University/CNRS) was attended by a host of VIPs. Six classes, around 150 pupils, from Joseph Caldéroni primary school in Villefranche-sur-Mer have adopted “Bob-the-float” over the course of the school year. Supervised by scientific mediators and their teachers, they followed his scientific journey.
Ocean Census, the largest and most ambitious global program in history to accelerate the discovery and census of life in the oceans, was launched in London on April 27, 2023. Following on from the support that the Principality of Monaco gave to the “Census of Marine Life 2010” project, the Société des Explorations de Monaco is committing itself on behalf of its stakeholders as a founding partner of the Ocean Census project.
Since March 17th and until June 27th 2023, visitors to the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco are invited to discover in the Conference Room, “Multiple perspectives”, an exhibition unveiling the Indian Ocean 2022 mission of the Explorations de Monaco.
Monaco Explorations will present the first results and perspectives during the Monaco Ocean Week on Tuesday 21 March 2023 at the Oceanographic Museum in the Conference Room.
Monaco Explorations team wishes you a Happy New Year!
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.