This year's Monaco Ocean Week took place from March 21st to 25th. Initiated by the
Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco
and partners such as the
Oceanographic Institute of Monaco
, it has been a meeting place for organizations and people connected to the ocean in different ways since 2017. Katrin Schuhen was invited to take part in a panel discussion as part of the Ocean Innovators platform. An invitation that we gladly accepted and which also allowed us to enjoy the Mediterranean spring sun and the rippling sea.
The Monaco Ocean Week
The Monaco Ocean Week idea stems from an obvious fact: the main players in the marine world need to pool their efforts for ocean conservation and share their analysis of the biggest challenges.
Within the framework of workshops, conferences and many other events, new data is being presented, findings and needs discussed and new initiatives launched. Above all, the question is what a Sustainable Blue Economy and effective protection of the oceans and seas can - and must - look like.
The Ocean Innovators Platform
The Ocean Innovators Platform took place for the first time this year with the goal of bringing together innovators, investors and decision-makers. Six insightful panel discussions took place in which innovators like us presented their approaches to making the blue economy more sustainable and to protecting and regenerating the resources of the oceans. The topics ranged from Blue Carbon, Blue Food, Ocean Farming, the sustainable design of coastal areas and investment in ocean innovators to - our commitment - the protection of the seas from (micro)plastics.
In addition, the event offered a lot of networking and lively exchange in the impressive space and setting of the Yacht Club de Monaco.
A very special moment...
... was the personal meeting with
Bertrand Piccard, the founder and CEO of the Solar Impulse Foundation
Solar Impulse Foundation
has been certifying almost 1,400 cleantech solutions (via an independent testing process) that deliver ecological as well as economic value. The goal is to make it easier for political and economic decision-makers to switch to these solutions in order to effectively counteract the climate and biodiversity crisis.
Our Wasser 3.0 PE-X® technology for removing microplastics from water is one of those solutions that carry the Efficient Solution Label. Some others were also on site as participants in the panel discussions. Getting to know them and exchanging ideas with them was a celebration for us!
A path is something you create as you walk it
At the #MOW2022, the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco and the Solar Impulse Foundation also agreed on their future close cooperation: "Together we want to promote clean and profitable solutions that contribute to the preservation of biodiversity, better resource management and the development of economic opportunities," says Bertrand Piccard.
We are looking forward to the next steps!
At this point merci beaucoup to the
Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco and Solar Impulse Foundation