09 Apr Monaco Ocean Week, 3rd Ed.
The future of our shared heritage was the subject of the third edition of Monaco Ocean Week organized by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Government of Monaco and their partners: the Oceanographic Institute of Monaco, the Scientific Centre of Monaco and the Monaco Yacht Club. This unifying event brings together scientists, experts, NGOs and representatives from civil society to discuss the key issue of ocean protection.
The aim to raise awareness of environmental dangers to our planet, and especially our oceans, is once again a priority on the third edition of the Monaco Ocean Week agenda.
On the agenda are topics addressing innovation, research and developing a blue economy. The possibilities offered by biomimicry, the opportunities created by bioplastics, rethinking yachting of the future, pooling initiatives to curb and tackle plastic pollution more effectively, and developing a sustainable ocean economy are among the themes that will be tackled during a variety of workshops and talks being held throughout the week.
Check out Monaco Ocean Week’s beautiful digital magazine to learn more about the event and ocean initiatives, and check back often as Christina posts live updates and images from this inspiring week for our oceans.
Facts about Ocean Pollution
- 8 to 10 million tons of plastic waste is dumped in the Ocean each year.
- 1 in 3 plastic waste items up in the environment.
- It takes between 100 and 1000 years for a single plastic bottle to decompose.
- If we do not reduce our pollution, the mass of plastic waste will equal the mass of fish in the Ocean by 2050.
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