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Sea'ties

Sea'ties

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The Ocean and Climate Platform, with its network of international experts and scientists, and its 85 member organisations, has designed this project to offer managers, decision-makers in these cities and stakeholders a broad overview and analysis of the various possible responses/solutions. The…

Survey of the Antarctic ice sheet grounding line

Survey of the Antarctic ice sheet grounding line

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
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A large part of the Antarctic coastline is made up of a grounding line. This zone is the boundary at which land ice detaches from the continent and falls into the ocean, becoming a platform of floating ice. This phenomenon directly contributes to rising sea levels. The retreat further inland of the…

Ice Memory : Heritage library of ice core samples

Ice Memory : Heritage library of ice core samples

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
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Mountain glaciers capture memories of our climate and our environment, providing valuable information to help us better anticipate future environmental changes. However, climate warming is causing these glaciers to beat an unrelenting retreat. Conducted by an international team of glaciologists who…

Office for Climate Change

Office for Climate Change

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

To give a response to the climate emergency, a considerable effort is required to ensure that the younger generations are equipped with the tools of understanding and action that will enable them to be prepared to live in a changing world. Numerous scientific institutions and NGOs decided to set up…

Pastoral Surveillance System in the Sahel - Phase 2

Pastoral Surveillance System in the Sahel - Phase 2

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The aim is to help all stakeholders better anticipate and respond to climate shocks. The surveillance system draws on two sources of information: First, two European satellites equipped with sensors capable of taking daily images at a resolution of 1 km. These images identify the presence of…

Launching SIKU across the Canadian Arctic: an Inuit driven platform for climate change resiliency and self-determination

Launching SIKU across the Canadian Arctic: an Inuit driven platform for climate change resiliency and self-determination

Canada
Study on climate change and its effects

This project contributes to the launch of the SIKU Application. It is both a social network and a platform where local communities in the North can share their observations and environmental measurements (ice thickness, tides, satellite images, etc.) that are useful to them on a daily basis. The…

Newsletter for the Earth negociations

Newsletter for the Earth negociations

Canada
Study on climate change and its effects
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

©Adolfo-Félix The IISD intends to continue its conference coverage role within the international community regarding the environment and sustainable development. In 2017, the IISD publishs the Earth Negotiation Bulletin in English and French, and provides daily internet coverage for a…

Bourses du Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Bourses du Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
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CEPF has been making grants in the Mediterranean Basin since June 2012, with 102 grants totaling $10.1 million. CEPF grant making currently follows an ecosystem profile developed through an extensive stakeholder consultation process conducted in 2009-2010. Much has changed in the six years since…

Scholarship- Postgraduate Certificate (Online) in Climate Change Management

Scholarship- Postgraduate Certificate (Online) in Climate Change Management

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
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©Green-Chameleon This innovative online program gives the opportunity to twenty students from emerging countries to develop scientific, management and politics skill on climate change. The project builds capacity in priority nations where climate change is posing a major threat to human and…

Rapid Access Drill for Ice-Traction (RADIX)

Rapid Access Drill for Ice-Traction (RADIX)

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
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©James_Padolsey RADIX has two goals: Development of an innovative rapid access drill for polar ice core science; To obtain information for the site selection for the European deep drilling project in Antarctica "Oldest Ice - Beyond EPICA", which is aimed at recovering the climate…

Mapping & assessing global biodiversity threats from climate-driven sea level

Mapping & assessing global biodiversity threats from climate-driven sea level

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

©Ashley-Satanosky This project assesses the global threat to IUCN Red List species from climate-driven sea level rise (SLR) and aggravated coastal flooding, directly through habitat submergence and damage, and indirectly from human displacement. Phase 1. Improve baseline inputs (to be mostly…

Where the Rain Falls: Climate resilience

Where the Rain Falls: Climate resilience

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

The objective of the global Where The Rain Falls programme is to improve the resilience of marginalized populations from Northern Thailand, Bangladesh, and Central India to climate risks and changes with two specific results, making sure that 100 communities are more resilient to climate change and…

Cetaceans watching ACOBAMS

Cetaceans watching ACOBAMS

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

©Steve8Hamala The ACCOBAMS Survey Initiative (ASI) is a pilot initiative aimed at establishing an integrated and coordinated monitoring system of cetacean populations, at the macroregional level of the Mediterranean/Black Sea, in coordination with the countries bordering the two seas and with…

Expedition on the step of Captain G. de Long in the Russian Arctic

Expedition on the step of Captain G. de Long in the Russian Arctic

Monaco
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©Simon_Migaj The Pax Arctica Initiative, founded and led by Luc Hardy, pursues its mission through several complementary activities, starting with the organization of eco-scientific explorations to the production of various books, films and photographs. The Russian Arctic Expedition organized…

Zero emission vehicle for scientific mission in Antarctica

Zero emission vehicle for scientific mission in Antarctica

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
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The objective of the project is to prove the potential of Windsled as the first Zero emissions vehicle able to do scientific land traverses in the interior of Antarctica and Greenland. Two simultaneous Traverses is carried out in Antarctica with two different versions of Windsled. A…

Transborder biodiversity conservation at the sino-vietnamese border

Transborder biodiversity conservation at the sino-vietnamese border

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
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©Preben-Nilsen The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) at the American Museum of Natural History proposes an initiative that protects key endangered species in the Mekong region as habitats and threats shift due to a changing climate. Building on longstanding relationships with…

Climate Awareness Summit

Climate Awareness Summit

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
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Launched by Nicolas Hulot, who at the time was the special envoy of the President of the French Republic for the protection of the planet, the Sommet des Consciences (Summit of Conscience) took place on 21 July 2015, in Paris. The project aimed to bring together, at the Economic, Social and…

Ten Billion

Ten Billion

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Ten Billion is a documentary film based on the one man show by Professor Stephen Emmott, staged at London's Royal Court Theatre in 2012. This adaptation was directed by Peter Weber and explains the problems humanity has to face because of the huge number of humans on the planet (around 10…

High Level Event on Climate Induced Migration

High Level Event on Climate Induced Migration

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
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As a result of the meeting that took place on 10 October 2015 in Ambo Tarawa (Kiribati), the leaders and representatives of Kiribati, Tuvalu, Tokelau and Monaco have signed a joint agreement for the protection of the environment. The conference focused on migration arising from climate change, and…

Ice and the Sky

Ice and the Sky

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
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The film Ice and the Sky traces the work of climatologist Claude Lorius, an Antarctic pioneer. He shares his life as a researcher, his experience and his major discoveries on climate change. The association Wild Touch helps raise public awareness through its communication projects. The objective is…

Solar Arctic Passage

Solar Arctic Passage

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
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In 2015, the Solar Planet Foundation, in conjunction with the CSEM (Swiss Centre of Electronics and Microtechnology), launched the SolarArcticPassage expedition led by its president, Raphaël Domjan, and Anne Quéméré, the Breton sailor, with the goal of effecting the first…

Integral ecology. Laudato Si'. Young agents of change

Integral ecology. Laudato Si'. Young agents of change

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
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La Fondazione Giovanni Paolo II per la Gioventù organised the Environmental Conference on 25 July 2016 at the Jagiellonian University of Krakow, at the beginning of the week dedicated to World Youth Day. Environmental problems are discussed in the light of the concept of integral ecology…

Heritage of Ice Carrots Program

Heritage of Ice Carrots Program

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
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As a result of climate change, glaciers, particularly non-Polar glaciers, are at great risk of disappearing in the coming decades, or of leaving a quantity of ice insufficient for scientific purposes. The science of analysing ice cores is still young (going back 50 years) and should have the…

Are Mediterranean MPA efficient against warming effects ?

Are Mediterranean MPA efficient against warming effects ?

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The Mediterranean sea is home to a variety of coral species that are at risk of extinction because of climate change. Whilst marine protected areas (MPAs) are the best means of conservation of marine organisms, the effects of global warming appear to limit their effectiveness. The Institute of…

WCRP-FPA2 Polar Challenge

WCRP-FPA2 Polar Challenge

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The challenge set by the WCRP-FPA2 Polar Challenge is to deploy an underwater glider beneath the ice of the Arctic or Antarctic ocean. The objective is to revolutionise environmental observation systems in Polar ocean zones. A prize is offered to the first team of scientists to succeed in deploying…

The Map to Paradise

The Map to Paradise

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

This documentary produced by Danielle Bryan and James Sherwood traces their journey in search of The Map to Paradise . The two explorers set out to discover and share what they consider to be an "underwater Paradise", proving in the process that every dream can come true. The objective is…

Complete scientific works of Jean Malaurie

Complete scientific works of Jean Malaurie

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The Prince Albert II Foundation is supporting the publishing house of France's National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS EDITIONS) in the project to publish the “Œuvres Complètes Scientifiques” (Complete Scientific Works) of the famous Jean Malaurie. All his…

Vendicari Nature Reserve

Vendicari Nature Reserve

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Vendicari Nature Reserve, located in Noto, Sicily, guarantees the conservation of the region's land-based heritage. With support from Ente Fauna Sicilia, the site now aims to become engaged in the protection of its coastal strip, with the objective of establishing a marine protected area (MPA)…

Revue Marine et Océans

Revue Marine et Océans

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Each quarter, the Prince Albert II Foundation sets out its actions for improved protection of the oceans in the "Cahier de l’Environnement" in the review Marine et Océans. Back issues are available in digital format on the Foundation's website.

Sfécologie 2016 : International Conference on Ecological Science

Sfécologie 2016 : International Conference on Ecological Science

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
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Sfécologie 2016 was a conference dedicated to the ecological sciences, held in Marseilles from 24 to 28 October 2016. Organised by the Mediterranean Institute of Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE), this was the third conference of the French Society of Ecology (SFé), a scholarly society…

Wild Touch Expeditions : Antartica !

Wild Touch Expeditions : Antartica !

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
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A team of artists and scientists visited Antarctica to deliver a ground-breaking report on this world that has been put at risk by climate change. Using shots that reflect the way Antarctica functions and illustrate Polar biodiversity, artists Laurent Ballesta and Vincent Munier, together with…

MPAs and climate change : Island Adaptation

MPAs and climate change : Island Adaptation

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

It is vitally important for strategies to combat global warming of island territories to take into consideration the impacts of climate change and the marine and coastal resources to be protected. To keep the ecosystems healthy, islands should create new networks of marine protected areas and build…

The Ocean Solutions Initiative

The Ocean Solutions Initiative

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The Ocean Solutions Initiative supports the protection of the oceans. To this end it has drawn up a comprehensive list of solutions aimed at mitigating the impact of climate change and ocean acidification. The objective of this project is to evaluate the implementation conditions of these solutions…

Southeastern Spitsbergen landscape-seascape and biodiversity dynamics under current climate warning.

Southeastern Spitsbergen landscape-seascape and biodiversity dynamics under current climate warning.

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The main objective of the project is to investigate and show the coastal landscape and biodiversity changes caused by glacial recession. Global warming is rapidly changing the Sørkapp Land peninsula into an island due to declining of the glacial isthmus between Sørkapp Land and the…

TARA Corail : Les récifs coralliens face aux changements globaux

TARA Corail : Les récifs coralliens face aux changements globaux

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Following on from the work undertaken with the Foundation's support since 2009 and the efforts made since 2014 to highlight the relationship between the Ocean / Climate, Tara is planning to conduct a scientific and media expedition along the coral reefs to illustrate this key relationship…

Des chimpanzés et des hommes : Recherche et convention en Ouganda

Des chimpanzés et des hommes : Recherche et convention en Ouganda

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

© Jean-Michel Krief Great apes are species essential to the life of tropical forest. They play a role in seed dispersal of species they are sometimes the only one to eat, thus taking part in the restoration of their habitat.This project has a threefold objective: To implement a sustainable…

The Oceans 2015 Initiative: an impact scenario for COP 21

The Oceans 2015 Initiative: an impact scenario for COP 21

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was hosted in Paris in 2015. Its outcome is critically important as developed, emerging and developing countries negotiated the greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions trajectory of the next…

Pastoral monitoring system in Sub-Saharan Africa

Pastoral monitoring system in Sub-Saharan Africa

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Following an initial series of development work carried out between 2007 and 2010 in West Africa, which resulted in the production of functional tools to monitor natural physical resources, this new project consists of conducting research work in order to develop and improve tools to target…

Climate Change at Arctic's Edge

Climate Change at Arctic's Edge

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The aim of this long-term research project, based on the frozen peat lands bordering the Arctic, is to measure the greenhouse gas emissions that are released when the ground thaws. The project establishes a climatic reference point, as an indicator of the changes which not only adversely affect the…

Predicting human vulnerability to ocean acidification

Predicting human vulnerability to ocean acidification

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Duke University is proposing an integrated spatial assessment of regional "critical vulnerability points" to ocean acidification (OA) worldwide, together with an assessment aimed at determining whether current OA research is capable of correctly defining political and management…

Visualization of environmental change

Visualization of environmental change

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
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The aim is to set up international workshops during which experts in natural sciences and photography will run classes for local students. The project aims to describe and visually document environmental changes in order to send a powerful message to the general public as well as to the natural…

The Call of the Poles

The Call of the Poles

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Launched by the Cercle Polaire in 2008, the Call of the Poles is an international campaign aimed at networking the political, scientific and artistic actions of key stakeholders in favour of improved governance of the Arctic and Antarctic Polar Regions. The Call of the Poles campaign collects…

Where the rain falls

Where the rain falls

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

"Where the rain falls" is a three-year project concerning global warming, food security and human mobility which is being implemented in eight countries: Peru, Guatemala, Tanzania, Ghana, India, Bangladesh, Thailand and Vietnam. The first component of the project is an investigation into…

Tara Ocean Polar Circle

Tara Ocean Polar Circle

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
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Tara Expeditions has been working to promote the environment and research since 2003 thanks to a legendary ship, Tara, designed for extreme conditions. From May to November, Tara sails around the Arctic Ocean crossing from the North East to the North West. Most of the scientists and institutes…

Rivers of Ice : loss of the Himalyan Glacier

Rivers of Ice : loss of the Himalyan Glacier

Monaco
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The exhibition "Rivers of Ice" is an educational initiative. It aims to raise awareness of environmental issues regarding the dramatic melting of the glaciers in the Rongbuk Valley in the Himalayas, by means of photographs by the famous mountaineer and film producer David Bradshears. In…

Students on Ice

Students on Ice

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
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Since 2010, Students on Ice offers to young students from all over the world the opportunity to take part in an awareness trip to the polar regions, accompanied by educators and scientists. Every year, the Prince Albert II Foundation, in partnership with Monaco's National Youth Education and…

Mediterranean coral response to global change (MedCoral)

Mediterranean coral response to global change (MedCoral)

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Higher temperatures and increased CO2 emissions due to human activities represent a major threat to the environment. Half of the CO2 produced by humans over the last 200 years has been absorbed by the ocean. Increased CO2 levels lead to the well-known problem of ocean acidification which has a…

The polar bear:

The polar bear:

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

This project, conducted by the association Pôles Actions, has hosted two events focused on the most popular inhabitants of the Arctic. In just a few years, the polar bear has in fact moved from relative anonymity to the focus of unprecedented media coverage. A symbol of global climate change,…

Arctic Futures Symposium

Arctic Futures Symposium

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

2010 - 2012 The aim of the Arctic Futures Symposium is to bring together representatives of countries in the Arctic Council, the European Union and other relevant parties in order to discuss issues related to the future of the Arctic. The symposium allows the various speakers to discuss their needs…

UArctic Ealat Reindeer : herding youth international student recruitment programme

UArctic Ealat Reindeer : herding youth international student recruitment programme

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Due to the impact of climate change, many activities need to undergo change in order to endure in the Polar Regions. Reindeer herders, in particular, need to address this change, which will have an impact on biodiversity. Protecting the natural territories and continuing to change the living…

Evaluation of the impact of climate change on king penguins by a biologging system

Evaluation of the impact of climate change on king penguins by a biologging system

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

This project, implemented by the Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien and the IPHC (CNRS), consisted of fitting biologgers and a GPS system on king penguins of a known age and background as part of a field campaign carried out in Crozet in sub-Antarctica. The aim was to monitor, without…

Tropicalization of the Mediterranean Sea

Tropicalization of the Mediterranean Sea

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The overall aim of this international project, which involves more than 20 research teams from several Mediterranean countries, is to track and evaluate the effects of tropicalization of the Mediterranean Sea using reliable and representative biological macrodescriptors of climate warming. The…

MAGIC

MAGIC

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The aim of the MAGIC (Measuring Atmospheric Gases in Ice Cores) project conducted by the University of Bern consists of developing a field measuring device for analyzing the air contained in polar ice, and in particular its methane composition. This device was used in the field in Greenland…