March 25, 2020 

Six months listening to the abyss

Assessment of the expedition

The Sphyrna Odyssey Mission, initiated by Sea Proven, Marine & Oceans and the Computer and Systems Laboratory (LIS) of the University of Toulon was expected to reach Monaco for the Monaco Ocean Week. It was shortened by a few days due to the Covid19 crisis and ended in Toulon on 14 March 2020.

Launched in September 2019 with the main support of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Monaco Explorations Society and ACCOBAMS, it brought together scientists, engineers, logisticians and communication specialists for the first oceanographic mission ever conducted in France from autonomous vessels.

On this occasion we are sharing with you a whole dossier dedicated to the mission published in the latest issue of the magazine Marine et Océans, including an exclusive cross interview with Mr Philippe Mondielli, Scientific Director of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Mr Gilles Bessero, Chief Operation Officerof Monaco Explorations.