Monaco Explorations

Monaco Explorations

Monaco Explorations 1920 1272 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Monaco Explorations – Monaco

The programme is composed of collaborative international expeditions combining scientific research, public outreach and government cooperation.

It will investigate selected marine areas worldwide with the following objectives:

  • to understand through a multidisciplinary scientific approach the ecosystemic status and functioning of the area explored and to advise stakeholders through a transdisciplinary approach (sustainability science);
  • to share the issues and knowledge with the greatest number of people through an ambitious outreach programme;
  • to mobilize governments, through diplomatic action, by providing information and analyses to support the sustainable management of the selected marine areas.

Download the Indian Ocean Expedition 2022 report here

Start Date: 01/01/2021
End Date: 31/12/2030

Lead Contact: Xavier Prache (

challenges: Change humanity’s relationship with the ocean, Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, Sustainably feed the global population, Understand and beat marine pollution, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change
ocean_basins: Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean
type_of_action: Contribution


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