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Wednesday 28 October 2020

Samples collected handed over to Ifremer

La Seyne-sur-Mer, Wednesday 28 October - At around 11:00 this morning Yvan Griboval, Expedition Director and Linn Sekund, the marine biologist on board the AMAALA EXPLORER maxi-catamaran and Coordinator for the Fabienne Gaillard Scientific Committee of the OceanoScientific associations, handed over to Vincent Rigaud, Director of the Centre Méditerranée for the Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (Ifremer), the eight precious samples collected along the course of some 1,500 nautical miles from Monaco to the mouth of the Tiber (Italy), then to Porto Cervo (Sardinia), Barcelona (Spain) and La Seyne-sur-Mer. Representatives of AMAALA, the main partner for the OceanoScientific Mediterranean Contaminants Expedition 2020, Nick Naples (AMAALA Chief Executive Officer) and Brendan Jack (AMAALA Chief Sustainability Officer), travelled from Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) for the occasion. They were proud to highlight that Ocean conservation, whether in the Mediterranean or the Red Sea, is part of the same global effort on behalf of generations to come. 

The AMAALA EXPLORER with her 30sqm Code 0 Yankee

specially realized for the Expedition.

Photo OceanoScientific 

Contaminants Mediterranean Expedition 2020


The OceanoScientific Campaigns start and finishe in Monaco, in the wake of Prince Albert I.

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The philanthropic association and registered charity OceanoScientific bears witness, raises awareness and educates the widest possible audience on the causes and consequences of climate change and plastic pollution and call for one and all to respect, love and preserve the Ocean and its biodiversity for the benefit of future generations.


OceanoScientific conducts oceanographic observations according to the standards and recommendations of United Nations agencies and the international scientific community in regions of the seas seldom explored if at all as in the windswept corridor of the 40th to 60th Southern parallels under the three great capes of Hope, Leeuwin and Cape Horn.


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