On Monday, November 21, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco presided over the 2016 Grandes Médailles Albert I in Paris, France.
Each year the Institut Océanographique de Monaco presents awards to outstanding individuals who have dedicated their lives to marine science and research.
The winners of the 2016 Grandes Médailles Albert I are:
Scientist, Mr. Daniel Pauly, for his expertise in marine resources and the effects of overfishing.
Mr. Thibaut Barreyre for his published work entitled, Dynamics and Heat Fluxes of the Lucky Strike Hydrothermal Field (Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 37 ° 17’N).
Ms. Sophie Gourguet for her published thesis entitled, Ecological and Economic Viability for the Sustainable Management of Mixed Fisheries.
Mr. Erik Orsenna, winner of the Mediation Award, for raising awareness and discovery the marine world through his travels and enthusiasm of his pen.