To celebrate the common values and goals that both parties have practiced in protecting the oceans and the earth, the Prince Albert II Foundation of Monaco and Blancpain formally established an institutional partnership. The Prince himself personally attended the signing ceremony held on the M.V. Yersin scientific research vessel.
Prince Albert I of Monaco has participated in 28 adventures in his life and is an internationally renowned pioneer of modern oceanography. Today, adhering to its outstanding pioneering spirit, Prince Albert II of Monaco, as the head of state, uses the Foundation of Prince Albert II of Monaco, which he founded, to ensure that marine and environmental topics are always at the forefront of the international arena. The Foundation actively participates in the fields of climate change, renewable energy, biodiversity, marine resources and desertification, and supports the research and development of many projects in specific geographical areas, such as the Mediterranean basin, polar regions and developing countries; it also encourages environmental protection And sustainable development. In addition, the Foundation works with its partners to raise awareness of the impact of their activities on the natural environment, thereby increasing public ecological awareness.
Blancpain, Switzerland’s top watchmaking brand closely linked to diving, has continued the development and inheritance of the brand’s 50 series for more than 60 years, and has always been committed to protecting the marine resources on the planet. ‘The name of charity brings together the brand’s efforts in this area. The brand firmly believes that support for environmental protection depends directly on the dissemination of public information. Therefore, the brand continuously strives to raise public environmental awareness, and at the same time actively sponsors various large-scale scientific research projects, marine exploration activities, underwater photography, environmental forums, public exhibitions, high standards Printed publications and a dedicated website.
In terms of marine environmental protection and promoting the sustainable development of the ‘blue economy’ on a global scale, the Prince Albert II Foundation of Monaco and Blancpain Blancpain share common ideas. The two parties work together to lead specific actions, raise public awareness, and encourage environmental initiatives and new solutions. Prior to this, the two sides have cooperated in supporting the National Geographic Primitive Ocean Expedition Program. Blancpain is a long-term partner of the project, and Prince Albert II of Monaco is the chairman of the project advisory committee. This project has achieved significant results in protecting large areas of the ocean, covering the United States, the United Kingdom, Chile, Gabon, Kiribati and Costa Rica, covering an area of more than 2,200,000 square kilometers. These marine protected areas provide important conditions for truly understanding the impact of humans on marine life and assessing the effectiveness of marine protection activities. They are also an important step in the process of improving the health of the oceans for future generations.
Blancpain and Prince Albert II Foundation of Monaco are honored to sign the cooperation agreement at the baptism ceremony of the innovative multipurpose scientific research vessel MV Yersin, and to François Fiat and the crew With the most heartfelt thanks.