H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Institut Océanographique de Paris

On June 21, 2011, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco was in Paris to take part in the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Institut Océanographique de Paris:

…founded in 1906 by Monaco’s Prince Albert I as ‘Institut Oceanographique, Foundation Albert I, Prince de Monaco’. It consists of two institutions: the actual oceanographic institute based in Paris is utilised by everyone interested in the oceans, and is a place for exchange between researchers and students. The second institution is the oceanographic museum, located on the rocks of Monaco. Prince Albert I originally established it to protect his collections, as well as for scientific research. However, nowadays the museum is famous for its high standards, its historic collections and its world-renowned aquaria. (source)

According to the French newspaper, Le Express, “…Prince Albert II launched a plea for the defense of the oceans, ‘a fragile world’ threatened by climate change and overfishing… “  Very true.

To read the article in its entirety please click the link here.  And, photos galore.

To learn more about the Institut Océanographique de Paris please click the link here.