On September 26, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived in Monterey, California to participate in the 2012 BLUE Ocean Film Festival’s Conservation Summit.
The panel discussion, held inside the De Anza ballroom at the Portola Hotel, included several well-known environmentalists including Dr. Sylvia Earle, Ms. Celine Cousteau, Dr. Greg Stone and Dr. Jane Lubchenco.
The theme of the discussion: “Sustaining a Healthy Ocean: How Are We Doing, REALLY?”
“Numerous ocean conservation initiatives are going on all around the world. Are we making a difference? Leaders in Global Ocean Conservation, Governance, Advocacy and Exploration come together to address this question. These thought-leaders provide us with their insight and personal assessment of the current state of the ocean, the progress we are making and the challenges that lay ahead for securing a healthy ocean and future.”