(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Receives the 2016 Deutscher Meerespreis.

On Monday, September 12, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the opening of the 41st International Congress of the Mediterranean Commission in Kiel, Germany.

During today’s event the sovereign prince received the 2016 Deutscher Meerespreis (German Ocean Award) for his “…long-standing commitment to research, preservation and protection of the oceans…” according to Professor Peter Herzig, Director of GEOMAR.

monacogoa2016Deutscher Meerespreis is awarded by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Deutsche Bank under the patronage of the minister-president of Schleswig-Holstein.  With a value of €10,000, the Deutscher Meerespreis is awarded to well-known individuals from the fields of politics, business, science or the media who have shown special commitment to the cause of preserving and protecting the world’s oceans or to communicating knowledge and educating the public about them.

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Photo courtesy of the GEOMAR