AS Monaco and the Oceanographic Institute join forces to raise awareness of Ocean protection
Recently, AS Monaco and the Oceanographic Institute signed a partnership agreement. Its aim is to join forces to raise awareness of the need to protect the Ocean and its biodiversity.
Meeting at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco, Robert Calcagno, Director General of the Oceanographic Institute and Ben Lambrecht, Director General of AS Monaco, officially signed the partnership agreement between the two emblematic entities of the Principality.
Continuing the existing links between the two Monegasque institutions, this agreement provides for the implementation of joint mediation actions, all of which will aim to convey a message in favour of the Ocean to as many people as possible, thus sealing the sharing of an environmental ambition, of which this signature is the first step.
“Due to the Principality’s geographical location, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, AS Monaco has always had a particular sensitivity to the marine world. It was therefore natural for us to approach the Oceanographic Institute, a real reference in this field and with whom we already had links, to see how we could be useful. Through this partnership, we hope to integrate all the components of the Club into our approach and use our sounding board to raise awareness among our supporters and the general public of the importance of protecting the ocean and its biodiversity”, said Ben Lambrecht, General Manager of AS Monaco.
Partnership that lasts
For more than a century, the Oceanographic Institute’s work has been at the heart of a collective commitment by Monaco’s institutions to the Ocean. Under the impetus of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Oceanographic Institute contributes to an international mobilisation that brings together political and economic decision makers, opinion leaders and civil society. The objective is to accelerate awareness and decisions in favour of global protection of the Ocean.
With this signature, the Red & White club has taken a new step in the structuring of its eco-responsible approach. As an illustration of this commitment, over the last twelve months AS Monaco has signed up to the “Commerce Engagé” label and launched the “Ruches Rouges & Blanches”, a programme to raise awareness of the importance of preserving biodiversity, particularly bees.
In addition to the signing of the partnership agreement, a first action was immediately carried out as the young people from the AS Monaco Academy, who were also present, were given a guided tour of the Oceanographic Museum and its areas in order to raise their awareness of the fragility of the marine world.
Robert Calcagno, Director General of the Oceanographic Institute noted: “Our mission at the Oceanographic Institute is to reveal, transmit and amplify the connection between the Ocean, Man and Species. This is achieved, among other things, by raising the awareness of visitors and through our exchanges with young people, but it can also be achieved through sport, which plays a catalytic role with a huge public… It is therefore essential to federate all this energy and enthusiasm for the preservation of the Ocean so that in turn, players, supporters, fans, amateurs or spectators naturally integrate the idea that they can be ambassadors for the Ocean”.