Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes


Oceanographic Institute, Foundation Albert I of Monaco

Expert(s) : Corinne Copin, Olivier Dufourneaud
Monaco, Monaco
Type of member : Museum/Aquarium/Education centre
Sea basin :
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • International (other sea-basins / ocean)
Topics :
  • Food from the ocean
  • Climate and the ocean
  • Healthy and clean ocean
Environmental domains :
  • Marine/Ocean
Main activities :
  • Communication & Outreach
The Institute of Oceanography is a foundation recognised as being of public utility, created in 1906 by Prince Albert I of Monaco. Under the impetus of its Honorary President, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, it contributes to the Principality's commitment to the ocean, alongside the Prince's Government, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Monaco Scientific Centre and the Monaco Yacht Club. The Institute is involved in numerous projects on the national and international scenes (symposia, exhibitions, educational programmes, etc.) and is pursuing an important mission of environmental mediation. To this end, it relies on its two establishments - the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and the Maison des océans in Paris - as well as on its digital tools and its actions outside the walls to disseminate the science of oceanography to the greatest number of people, combining it with art, the living world and collective and individual commitment.