Thursday 7 January 2021
Ten years already… and now let’s focus on health!
Ten years ago, on 7 January 2011, Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet (President), Rupert Schmid, André Ladurelli (†) and Olivier Piquet created a philanthropic association at the initiative of Yvan Griboval under the name of ROSS for Research - OceanoScientific - Sport, which was to become MEROCEANS, to finally become an OceanoScientific non-profit domiciled at the Maison des Océans, founded in Paris (fifth district) in 1911 by Prince Albert I of Monaco. Goupe Papeteries Clairefontaine, then Biologique Recherche Company were its first patrons and they remain so today, thus proving their unwavering commitment to the preservation of the Ocean.
In May 2019, an OceanoScientific philanthropic association was created in Monaco, hosted by the Yacht Club de Monaco. Both are now chaired by Yvan Griboval. Cécile d'Estais is their General Delegate.
Henceforth OceanoScientific Expeditions will take part in deploying a new oceanographic activity for the benefit of HUMAN WELL-BEING and HEALTH, whether in cosmetics, dermatology or cancer research.
The first OceanoScientific Coral Expedition is scheduled for the Red Sea, where the coral reefs are scientifically reputed to be more robust than elsewhere in the world to the attacks of climate change and in particular to the rise in the temperature of sea water - Photo Israel Science Info
Thanks to the financial contribution of patrons and partners OceanoScientific bears witness, raises awareness and educates the widest possible audience so that one and all Respect, Love and Preserve the Ocean and its biodiversity for the benefit of future generations.
Since 2011 OceanoScientific contributes to the implementation of oceanographic sailing expeditions without CO2 emissions in regions of the seas that have seldom been explored if at all, to promote better knowledge of the causes and consequences of climate change and pollution.
As of 2021 OceanoScientific focuses its efforts on promoting the exploitation by biomimicry of the coral ecosystem for the benefit of human well-being and health, in accordance with the Nagoya Protocol.
OceanoScientific acts in accordance with the standards and recommendations of United Nations (UN) agencies and the international scientific community, in conjunction with non-governmental organizations dedicated to the knowledge and preservation of the Ocean and its biodiversity.
Patronage is a vital source of funding for these actions.