Message in a Buoy program at BLUE with NOAA

Our partners at the Global Drifter Program have updated their Adopt a Drifter website with an exciting new announcement!   Our most recent Drifter deployment:

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Please check the new site out when you get a chance (www.adp.noaa.gov).  Second, I wanted to send you the link to the data for one of the drifters that was launched.    Do feel free to track the drifter #4201504 on the AOML page http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/dac/gdp_track.php 

The modern drifter is a high-tech version of the “message in a bottle”. It consists of a surface buoy and a subsurface drogue (sea anchor), attached by a long, thin tether. The buoy measures temperature and other properties, and has a transmitter to send the data to passing satellites. The drogue dominates the total area of the instrument and is centered at a depth of 15 meters beneath the sea surface.

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Determine if you have found a drifter, as opposed to some other floating device.
The spherical float is 30-40 cm in diameter, is always made of plastic or fiberglass, and will have an identification number on it (usually five digits). The color of the float is not standardized: it could be bicolor, like the drifters shown on the top of this page, or it could be solid black or blue. It may have a tube on the top which houses the barometer, or it may be spherical. It may have two metal screws on the top hemisphere. It will always have a metal instrument (the thermistor) extruding near the bottom (you can see this on the white-and-red drifter in the top left picture on this page, surrounded by a small cardboard ring that falls off after deployment). At the very bottom of the float there is a rubberized “carrot” that connects the tether . . . or there will be evidence that this was once there, but has been broken or cut. Often, the subsurface drogue (sea anchor) will be gone from a drifter that has washed ashore; this may still be attached to a drifter recovered from the ocean. Drifters that have been floating for some time accumulate biofouling and may not look as clean as they looked when they first were deployed. This is a picture of a drifter that was on the water for 521 days and was recovered.

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Here is a list of things to do if you have found a drifter and you have it in your possession:

  • Look for any identification(usually a 5 digit number), or instructions on the surface of the float.
  • Take a picture of the drifter and all its components.
  • Contact Drifter Webmaster and send a picture and as much information as you can.
  • You can find deployment information about any drifter in our web page: Deployment_log

Learn about the History of Drifters Here

NOAA Adopt a Drifter Program
BLUE Ocean Film Awards 2016

BLUE Ocean Film Festival 2016 Awards and Honors

NAINOA THOMPSON | 2016 BLUE LEGACY AWARD

Renowned navigator and Polynesian Voyaging Society president Nainoa Thompson was honored at BLUE Ocean Film Festival with the 2016 Legacy Award at the annual BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit. The prestigious accolade celebrates and recognizes leaders that have made extraordinary achievements to create a lasting legacy in ocean conservation, exploration, education, innovation, and the pursuit of marine knowledge. Thompson was acknowledged for his leadership on the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage as captain and navigator of iconic sailing canoe Hokulea. Throughout the world-spanning wayfinding journey, he has guided crew members in successfully sharing experiential education and inspiring communities to care for themselves, each other, and their natural and cultural environments. In addition to Thompson, the honor was also presented to Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, who has produced and directed some of the industry’s most enduring conservation education films. Nainoa Thompson – native Hawaiian navigator of Hawaii’s traditional double-hull sailing canoe Hokule’a, and President of the Polynesian Voyaging Society – is a living conduit of Hawaiian culture and traditional wayfinding skills. He is the first Hawaiian to practice the art of wayfinding on long distance ocean voyages since voyaging ended in Hawai’i around the 14th century. Thompson has been a member of every major voyage of Hokule’a since she first set sail in 1976, including the 1978 voyage with big wave rider Eddie Aikau. pvs-logo-rgb

GREG MACGILLIVRAY | 2016 BLUE LEGACY AWARD

MacGillivray was first nominated for an Academy Award in 1995 for directing The Living Sea (Best Documentary Short Subject), and was nominated in the same category again forDolphins in 2000.

He initiated the development of three cameras for the IMAX format the high-speed (slow-motion) camera, the industry’s first lightweight camera, and the “all-weather” camera used during filming on Mount Everest.

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DAVID EVANS SHAW | 2016 Making Waves Award

David Shaw Making Waves Award Winner BLUE 2016

David Evans Shaw is managing partner of Black Point Group LP, with wide-ranging interests in technology companies and public service. His business creation, leadership, investment and board experience includes numerous science-based companies including IDEXX Laboratories, Ikaria, Curiosity Stream, Ironwood, Physion, Vets First Choice, Modern Meadow, and others. Shaw’s public service experience includes AAAS, the National Park Foundation, the Jackson Laboratory, the Sargasso Sea Alliance, State of Maine, Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Maine Medical Center, Hurricane Island Outward Bound, the US-Israel Science and Technology Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, Service Nation and others. He is a lifelong beneficiary of experiences in marine and terrestrial parks around the world.

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TRITON Submarines at BLUE 2016

Triton Submarines On Display at BLUE 2016

Among the many exciting exhibits at BLUE2016, attendees were truly inspired by our roving visit from Triton Submarines submersibles.   Triton Submarines LLC brought along their ultra-cool submersable to several of our locations at BLUE2016! The Blue Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit attendees enjoyed learning about the future of submarine technology outside of the Mahaffey Theatre for the Premiere of Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘Before The Flood’, at the Palladium Theater. Triton Submarines have become one of BLUE Ocean’s biggest supporters, and we consider their work exploring the ocean to be not only extremely important to learn more about our oceans and the life within them but also as a critical tool for building awareness of the many challenges we face as a species.

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Use #BLUE2016 During BLUE 2016 for Social Impact!

Our official hashtag for the BLUE Ocean Film Festival event this year is #BLUE2016. You should tag all of your social media postings during and after the event with this tag so your content will be easily grouped with other attendees shared posts and to create a greater impact for the oceans.

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You might like to bookmark this special Twitter Hub that we have created in order to aggregate all of the media tagged #BLUE2016 so that we can share your posts after the festival and during the event.  You can even send new tweets to or about us (@BlueOceanFilm) right from that page.

Twitter Hub for #BLUE2016

You can even embed the hashtag hub into your own site, if you like. Just grab the code from the page. This is the live version of the embed.
EXAMPLE: Click the link to tell your followers that you are going to BLUE 2016
BLUE 2016 Locations Maps

BLUE 2016 Event & Film Screening Locations

In this map you can see the primary locations for BLUE Ocean Film Festival Events and Film Screenings.

BLUE 2016 Locations Maps

You can also use this page to plan your itinerary accordingly. The map on the bottom can be added to your own google maps account for easy directions..We look forward to seeing all of you at BLUE!

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Don Cesar Hotel 3400 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

MUVICO Sundial Theatre

151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Hotel Indigo 234 3rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Mahaffey Theatre 400 1st Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Palladium Theatre 253 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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Award-Winning Photographers use images to save the ocean with SeaLegacy
Event Schedule and BLUE Ocean Film Festival Speakers Schedule

BLUE OCEAN Film Festival 2015 Monaco

The BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Ocean Conservation Summit Takes Place in Monaco, November 6-9, 2015. This signature international film festival takes place within the prestigious Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and attracts industry leaders in science, filmmaking, photography, and ocean exploration.

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PLEASE USE THE HASHTAG #BOFF2015

The Press department is able to aid you in setting up interviews with Festival executives, operations personnel, filmmakers, talent, etc. Please use the contacts below to set-up pre-festival interviews, on site interviews and post-festival interviews. We will do our best to accommodate all requests.

Press Contacts:

BLUE Ocean Film Festival Headquarters
St. Petersburg, Florida
info@blueoceanfilmfestival.org
Tel: +1 727 388 6682 (USA)

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Laetitia Pierrat i.pierrat@oceano.org

BLUE Ocean Film Festival, Monaco
Casmira Verkade
cverkade@cosmopolitan-events.com
Tel: 00 377 93 50 76 40 (Monaco)

Playbook Public Relations
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Sarah Lesch
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Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
Isabelle Peters
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Award-Winning Photographers use images to save the ocean with SeaLegacy

Award-Winning Photographers Use Images to Save The Ocean With Their New Organization, SeaLegacy

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SeaLegacy Photographers Use Images to Save The Ocean

Sea Legacy

Monaco, November 6, 2015 -As our planet’s oceans become ever more threatened by overfishing, industrialization, and climate change, SeaLegacy—a collective of the worlds best marine/conservation photographers, filmmakers, scientists, and social media—race to galvanize attention and drive change.

Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen are photographers who have traveled the world documenting the beauty and suffering of our seas and the life within them. Together, they will lead the organization.

Cristina Mittermeier, Executive Director of SeaLegacy, and Paul Nicklen, a renowned National Geographic photographer and co-founder of the group, are making the official announcement of their new organization, SeaLegacy, in Monaco at the opening of the BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit.

The BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Ocean Summit is an international film festival that draws scientists, filmmakers, explorers, and activists from all over the world with film screenings and keynote speakers that highlight the value of our seas. The event will take place at the Monaco Oceanographic Museum under the auspices of HRH, Prince Albert of Monaco.

The launching event of SeaLegacy, sponsored by Canadian philanthropist Taylor Thomson, includes the opening of a stunning photography exhibition entitled “The Thin Blue Line” that showcases the work of SeaLegacy.

“Organizations dedicated to marine conservation have lots of valuable data but often lack the communications skills and visual assets to engage the media, governments, and the public at large,” says Cristina Mittermeier, who also founded the prestigious International League of Conservation Photographers. “By making high-quality visual materials available to organizations so that they can energize their campaigns, we will be more successful.”

With 90% of the big fish in the ocean already gone, half of the coral reefs on the planet dead, and almost the entire ice cover in the Arctic completely gone in the summer months, our oceans are in need of a captivating “voice” that can convey the imperative to protect it.

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“Enoughness” Morondava, Madagascar -The Vezo people are a semi-nomadic coastal people that make a living off the marine and coastal resources of southwestern Madagascar. Although they lack much in terms of material possessions, the bounty of the sea provides enough food to maintain their existence.

For most of us, eating fish is commonplace, however, for one billion of the poorest people in the world, it is their only source of protein.

This is yet another important reason to work towards healthy oceans.

SeaLegacy’s collective of gifted storytellers is poised to energize conservation campaigns by partnering with science-based organizations that are working towards the protection of the ocean.

“The world needs to wake up to the dire situation facing our oceans and all its creatures,” says photojournalist Paul Nicklen, who has produced over 20 stories for National Geographic Magazine. “Through a team of the most skilled photographers and filmmakers in the world, we will make sure the general public, and especially politicians, are aware of the urgent need to act swiftly and boldly if we want to maintain the ecological integrity of our oceans.”

Many examples of how effective visual communications can achieve significant results already exist. From the photograph of a small boat confronting a Japanese whaling ship that incited the birth of the modern environmental movement, to the public outcry against the slaughter of dolphins, whales, and sharks, communications are a key component of all environmental campaigns.

With its ability to capture powerful images of nature in all its brilliance, SeaLegacy is poised to become an important organization in the on-going stewardship of the ocean.

The launch of SeaLegacy is positioned three weeks prior to COP21 in Paris, November 30 to December 11, 2015, where international leaders will meet to discuss solutions to climate change and sustainability.

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About SeaLegacy’s founders

Cristina Mittermeier is a Mexican marine biologist who specializes in conservation issues surrounding fisheries and aquaculture. She has been a writer and a photographer for the past 15 years, and is a Sony Artisan of Imagery—one of only 7 photographers in the world chosen to represent SONY®.

Her work centers on the intimate intersection between humans and the ocean, and the fragile balance between human well-being and healthy marine ecosystems.

She was recently recognized as one of the world’s top 40 most influential outdoor photographers, and is the recipient of the 2011 Nature’s Best/Smithsonian Conservation Photographer of the Year Award and the North American Nature Photographer’s Association 2010 Mission Award.

Paul Nicklen is a Canadian marine biologist with a specialty in polar bears and Arctic ecosystems. He has been working for National Geographic Magazine for 16 years. His work focuses on the delicate relationship between healthy ecosystems and marine wildlife, and he prefers working in polar environments.

He was recently named one of the World’s top 40 Most Influential Outdoor Photographers by BBC Magazine. Paul has received over 30 prestigious international awards, including 14 BBC Wildlife Awards (Veolia Environment Wildlife Awards), 5 World Press Photo Awards, several awards from Pictures of the Year International, Communication Arts, and Nature’s Best Magazine, and numerous other recognitions for his work as a photojournalist and a conservationist.

Paul is the 2012 winner of the BBC/Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award, the first-ever winner of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) BioGems Visionary Award winner, and also the recipient of the 2012 First Prize for nature from the World Press Photo, the most prestigious recognition a photojournalist can receive.

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“Tragic Beauty” Nordaustlandet Ice Cap, Svalbard, Norway -As it melts, the Nordaustlandet ice cap gushes high volumes of water into the Barents Sea.

Ninety-eight percent of glaciers in the northern hemisphere are receding.

The effects of climate change are already a reality in the Arctic, which could be completely free of sea ice during the summer months in the next 10 to 20 years.
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“Liquid Curtain” Andfjorden, Norway -An eager humpback whale flicks its tail across the water’s surface as it dives down into a ball of herring.

Humpback whales were hunted to the verge of extinction, but years of protection have allowed their populations to rebound significantly.

The introduction of oil exploration in Norwegian waters could not only affect the humpbacks but every other living marine organism in this high productivity area.

SeaLegacy Social Media Channels

SeaLegacy Instagram www.instagram.com/sea_legacy

SeaLegacy Facebook www.facebook.com/sealegacy

SeaLegacy Twitter www.twitter.com/sealegacy1

SeaLegacy Vimeo www.vimeo.com/sealegacy

For high-quality, high-resolution photos and more from the photo collection, “The Thin Blue Line,” please contact:
SeaLegacy www.sealegacy.org/

BLUE Ocean Film Festival 2015 press release

BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit Monaco November 7-9, 2015

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26, 2015
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BLUE Ocean Film Festival 2015 press release

BLUE is an international non-profit organization that uses the power of film, visual arts, entertainment, and science to inspire ocean stewardship around the world.

The annual Festival has become the premier film fest for scientists, filmmakers, explorers, artists, government leaders, celebrities and ocean enterprises, providing a springboard for individual empowerment and policy action to help save Earth’s blue life support system, the 71% percent of the planet’s surface that is ocean.

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Founded in 2009, BLUE has become internationally renowned for its unique ability to inspire public passion for ocean conservation and spark important discussions among world leaders in ocean science, conservation and exploration.

It has since become a major international platform for professional development among industry leaders, students, artists, and marine enthusiasts.

Advanced ocean technologies are showcased in concert with inspiring films, celebrity appearances, and an amazing and diverse collection of other related venues.

Monaco has become the second BLUE site after a signed partnership with the Prince Albert II Foundation and the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

“This festival uses the power of films, photography, entertainment and science to learn, advance and initiate a durable management of our oceans throughout the world. To arouse consciousness in favor of a more concrete protection of the environment, our best tools are those that win hearts and mark our spirits,” said HSH Prince Albert.

The Partnership and Choice of Monaco for the site of BLUE2015

The Principality of Monaco was chosen as the site for the BLUE Ocean Film Festival because of their long-standing history of ocean stewardship and conservation.

The nation has one of the highest concentrations of marine science in the world. The Principality is also a champion in sustainability, with environmental statutes protecting 20% of the nation’s land area, and two protected marine areas.

The festival is a strategic partnership with Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

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In June 2006, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco decided to establish his Foundation to address our planet’s alarming environmental situation. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Fondation is dedicated to the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development on a global scale.

The Foundation supports initiatives of public and private organizations, in the fields of research and studies, technological innovation and socially-aware practices. The Foundation supports projects in three main geographical zones : the Mediterranean basin, Polar regions and least developed countries.

The Foundation focuses its efforts on three main areas : climate change and renewable energies, biodiversity, and manage water resources and combat desertification.

See more at: Prince Albert of Monaco Foundation www.fpa2.com

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Built on the side of the mythical Rock of Monaco, the Oceanographic Museum has been watching over the oceans for over a century.

Founded by the Prince Albert I, great grandfather of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, it was designed as a Palace entirely dedicated to Art and Science.

Since its inauguration on 29 March 1910 and with more than 6,000 m2 open to the public, this Temple of the Sea has positioned itself as an international point of reference.

From the aquariums to the collections of Natural History, including the Shark Lagoon and the Turtle’s Island situated on the panoramic terrace, the Museum offers to visitors a unique learning experience to know, love and protect the oceans.

This beautiful site, pictured below, hosts the BLUE Ocean Film Festival in 2015. Learn more at : Oceanographic Museum of Monaco www.oceano.mc

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Event Details:

Festival Dates are November 7-9, 2015

• Blue’s Legacy Award will be given to Prince Albert II of Monaco at the 2015 film festival. Past Legacy Award winners include Oscar-winning filmmaker and humanitarian James Cameron and the legendary Captain Don Walsh.

• BLUE 2015 will focus on global ocean issues, including the ocean’s role in climate change, international attention will be drawn to Monaco’s commitment to environmental sustainability and ocean conservation as ocean leaders and filmmakers convene on its shores three weeks prior to COP21 in Paris November 30 – December 11 to put forward solutions.

• This year there are six categories in the competition: televised broadcasts, children’s shows, best new filmmakers, films with the subject: “ocean”, best short film and best student film.

• The filmmakers from “Racing to Extinction”, which premiered early this year in the U.S. at the Sundance Film Festival, will be attending. They are best known for their film, “The Cove” which received widespread praise including an Academy Award.

• Will take place before Conference of UN Climate Change, COP21, the sustainability forum in Paris (http://www.cop21paris.org/)

• BLUE 2015 honors the world’s finest ocean films, brings together the world’s esteemed leaders and ocean luminaries, presents the world’s most comprehensive underwater film professionals, and showcases stewardship for the ocean

Day Passes are available here. Each Day Pass includes: Access to all of the BLUE Monaco 2015 Film Competition Finalist screenings, Access to panel discussions, industry workshops and lunch presentations

• BLUE On Tour has presented educational outreach events to thousands of people in China, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and through partnership with the United Nations.

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More information:

For more information about attendance, media coverage or sponsorships, visit:
http://www.blueoceanfilmfestival.org

About Blue

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The BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit (BLUE) was created because of our fundamental belief that good films can help impact important social issues.

We strongly believe the opportunity to use engaging films and media to inspire ocean advocacy has never been more important or relevant.

Jeremy Irons with Blue Ocean Film Festival Founder, Debbie Kinder, St. Petersburg 2014

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Monaco to host an ecosystem of ocean all-stars at BLUE 2015, prior to COP 21

PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO

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Founded in 2009, BLUE has become internationally renowned for its unique ability to inspire public passion for ocean conservation and spark important discussions among world leaders in ocean science, conservation and exploration.

It has since become a major international platform for professional development among industry leaders, students, artists, and marine enthusiasts. Advanced ocean technologies are showcased in concert with inspiring films, celebrity appearances, and an amazing and diverse collection of other related venues.

Monaco became the second home of BLUE in 2013 when a strategic partnership was announced with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the oceanographic Museum of Monaco. BLUE takes place in Monaco every other year, alternating with St. Petersburg, Florida.

In his closing remarks at BLUE 2013, HSH Prince Albert II emphasized both the need to shift global consciousness and the power of BLUE to help do this.

“This event uses the power of film, photography, entertainment and science to educate, empower and inspire ocean stewardship around the globe,” He said. “To awaken consciousness toward environmental protection more effectively, our best weapons are those that win over our hearts and minds.”
– Prince Albert II of Monaco

While BLUE 2015 will focus on global ocean issues, including the ocean’s role in climate change, international attention will be drawn to Monaco’s commitment to environmental sustainability and ocean conservation as ocean leaders and filmmakers convene on its shores three weeks prior to COP21 in Paris November 30 – December 11 to put forward solutions.

BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit

BLUE is an international non-profit organization that uses the power of film, visual arts, entertainment, and science to inspire ocean stewardship around the world.

The annual Festival has become the premier watering hole for scientist, filmmakers, explorers, artists, government leaders, celebrities and ocean enterprises, providing a springboard for individual empowerment and policy action to help save Earth’s blue life support system, the 71% percent of the planet’s surface that is ocean.

Its traveling BLUE On Tour has presented educational outreach events to thousands of people in China, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and through partnership with the United Nations.

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BLUE media

In 2014, the BLUE Ocean Film Festival, held in St. Petersburg, Florida, received national and international media coverage before, during and after the Festival. Through print, radio, television and online outlets BLUE 2014 hosted over 100+ members of the press from outlets worldwide, receiving 493 million media impressions and generating 8,216 editorial articles.

Partnerships with BLUE

Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

In June 2006, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco decided to establish his Foundation to address our planet’s alarming environmental situation. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is dedicated to the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development on a global scale. The Foundation supports initiatives of public and private organizations, in the fields of research and studies, technological innovation and socially-aware practices.

The Foundation supports projects in three main geographical zones : the Mediterranean basin, Polar regions, and least developed countries.

The Foundation focuses its efforts on three main areas : climate change and renewable energies, biodiversity, and manage water resources and combat
desertification.

See more at Prince Albert of Monaco Foundation at www.fpa2.com

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Built on the side of the mythical Rock of Monaco, the Oceanographic Museum has been watching over the oceans for over a century. Founded by the Prince Albert I, great grandfather of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, it was designed as a Palace entirely dedicated to Art and Science.

Since its inauguration on 29 March 1910 and with more than 6,000 m2 open to the public, this Temple of the Sea has positioned itself as an international point of
reference.

From the aquariums to the collections of Natural History, including the Shark Lagoon and the Turtle’s Island situated on the panoramic terrace, the Museum offers to visitors a unique learning experience to know, love and protect the oceans. He hosts for the second time the BLUE Ocean Film Festival in 2015.

Learn more at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco at www.oceano.mc

Monaco – The home of 2015 BLUE Ocean Film Festival

The Principality of Monaco is the host of BLUE 2015. A favorite destination, The New York Times named Monaco a top global place to visit in 2014. The nation has one of the highest concentrations of marine science in the world.

The Principality is also a champion in sustainability, with environmental statutes protecting twenty percent of the nation’s land area, and two protected marine areas.

Learn more about Monaco at Visit Monaco, www.visitmonaco.com

More information

For more information about attendance, media coverage or sponsorships, visit
BLUE Ocean Film Festical at www.blueoceanfilmfestival.org

For media credentials information, visit
BLUE OCEAN Media Credentials at http://www.blueoceanfilmfestival.org/contact/media-credentials/

Contacts

BLUE Ocean Film Festival Headquarters, St. Petersburg, Florida
info@blueoceanfilmfestival.org
Tel: +1 727 388 6682 (USA)

BLUE Ocean Film Festival, Monaco

Casmira Verkade
cverkade@cosmopolitan-events.com
Tel: 00 377 93 50 76 40 (Monaco)

Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Isabelle Peters
ipeters@fpa2.mc

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Laetitia Pierrat
i.pierrat@oceano.org