On Monday, April 17, AS Monaco and the Oceanographic Institute signed a partnership agreement at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco. The objective was to join forces to increase awareness of the need to protect the ocean and its biodiversity.
Robert Calcagno, Director General of the Oceanographic Institute and Ben Lambrecht, Director General of AS Monaco, officially signed a partnership agreement between the two emblematic entities of the Principality. This agreement provides for the implementation of joint mediation actions which will all aim to convey a message in favor of the Ocean to as many people as possible.
The action of the Oceanographic Institute has been, for more than a century, at the heart of a collective commitment of the institutions of Monaco in favor of the Ocean. Under the impetus of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Oceanographic Institute plays a unifying role and contributes to an international mobilization that brings together political and economic decision-makers, opinion leaders and civil society.
The objective is to accelerate awareness and decisions in favor 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, AS Monaco has, over the past twelve months, joined the Committed Commerce Label and launched the “Red & White Hives”, an awareness program for the preservation of biodiversity and more particularly bees.
Throughout this partnership, the Oceanographic Institute will support the Club on awareness-raising actions to be developed with its community.
Robert Calcagno, Director General of the Oceanographic Institute stated: « Our mission at the Oceanographic Institute is to reveal, transmit and amplify the connection between the Ocean, People and Species. This involves, among other things, raising awareness among visitors, our exchanges with young people, but it can also involve sport, which plays a catalytic role with a huge public… It is therefore essential to unite all this energy and this fervor 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 of the Ocean. »
Ben Lambrecht, General Manager of AS Monaco added: « Due to the geographical location of the Principality, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, AS Monaco has always had a particular sensitivity for the marine world. It was therefore natural to get closer to the Oceanographic Institute, a real reference in this field and with which we already had links, to see how we could make ourselves useful. Through this partnership, we wish to integrate all the components of the Club into our approach and use our sounding board to raise awareness among our supporters and as many people as possible about the importance of protecting the ocean and its biodiversity. »
Tour of the Oceanographic Museum
On the sidelines of the partnership signature, a first concrete action took place as the young AS Monaco Academy students had a tour of the Oceanographic Museum gaining insight of the fragility of the marine world and the need to protect it.
The Oceanographic Institute
The Oceanographic Institute, Albert I, Prince of Monaco Foundation was founded in 1906 by Prince Albert I, a passionate and visionary navigator. Recognized as a public utility, the Foundation has been acting for more than a century in favor of the Ocean. To make it known, loved and protected, it brings together political, scientific, economic, associative actors and the general public.
Thanks to the support of its two establishments, the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and the Maison de l’Océan in Paris, the Oceanographic Institute carries out numerous projects on the national and international scene (conferences, exhibitions, educational programs, etc.). .) aimed at promoting sustainable management of the ocean.
AS Monaco is a historic club in the French Championship, founded in 1924. With eight Ligue 1 Champion titles, ten National Cups and two European Cup finals (Champions League 2004, Cup Cup 1992), AS Monaco has one of the greatest records of French football and a heritage strong.
The famous diagonal jersey created by Princess Grace in 1960, the Stade Louis-II built on the Mediterranean Sea, the tradition of beautiful play and the formation (five French World Champions – T. Henry, D. Trezeguet, E. Petit , L. Thuram and K. Mbappé – come from the Academy) are the markers of a club in a unique situation, focused on excellence.
AS Monaco, like the Principality of which it is an ambassador, is known throughout the world and enjoys a strong international reputation, relying in particular on a large community of more than 23 million fans. on social networks. http://www.asmonaco.com
“In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.” Kahlil Gibran