Ecologie de la mer is a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences about marine ecosystems. It aims at facilitating the dissemination of knowledge and encouraging the development of innovative projects for the protection and conservation of marine biodiversity.
The Ocean is the world’s largest natural habitat and a source of countless riches. It covers 70 % of the Earth and contains 97 % of its water, offering an unparalleled range of services to humanity: food, energy, multiple resources, transport, etc.
It is also a unique place for activities and leisure. It is therefore essential to take care of it and respect it. It is therefore a key element of our collective future.
L’Association monegasque sur l’acidification des océans – Impacts and solutions (AMAO) is a Monaco Foundation programme whose goal is to disseminate, promote and facilitate international actions on the topic of ocean acidification and other global stress factors on the marine environment. It is a sister organisation of Innovations Bleues, which has been created by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and which acts in favour of the environment with the help of its historical ship, Tara, built for extreme conditions, and its crew that makes expeditions around the world.
La société devrait revoir son comportement et rethinke son stratégie pour protéger les océans en ce qui concerne leurs ressources biologiques, leurs utilisations et leur valorisation durable. This is the challenge that is set before us : to achieve this, it is crucial to develop new scientific and technological tools.
The ocean has the potential to produce a wide variety of biofuels from algae and seaweed, such as biodiesel, methanol and hydrogen, as well as cellulose for the manufacturing of bioplastics. These sources of energy will enable the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, thus contributing to a more sustainable use of fossil fuels.
On a d’autres niveaux, the Ocean Reference Framework helps companies to incorporate the marine environment into their business strategy and to implement concrete actions on the ground, in order to conserve and enhance the natural and social capital of the oceans. It is a tool designed for the whole maritime economy and for companies in all sectors: fishing and shipping, construction, digital, cosmetics, tourism, etc.
Aware of the importance of the oceans, the Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation du Mar (IFREMER) is committed to integrating this issue into its scientific and technical research programmes, in accordance with the objectives of the Grenelle Environment Forum and the emergence of a national strategy for the oceans and littoral areas. IFREMER works with its partners in the sectors of exploration, aquaculture and the blue economy to contribute to the preservation of our seas and their ecosystems and to offer new opportunities for economic activity.