The Oceanographic Institute now supports more than 600 middle school students through the “Oceano for All” competition. Previously intended for primary classes in the PACA region, the “Oceano for All” competition, held every year by the Oceanographic Institute of Monaco, has widened its remit. It is now aimed at colleges in Monaco, metropolitan France, overseas territories and departments, and is also open to international and French-speaking countries.

Throughout the year school, teams from the Oceanographic Institute support students as well as their teachers in the discovery of the marine world. Held since 2014 in collaboration with the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, French National Education and the Department of National Education, Youth and Sports, the “Oceano for All” competition focuses on a concrete projects for the protection of the ocean.

For this new edition, sponsored by Estelle Lefébure, founder of the Spero Mare association, 25 establishments were selected, with more than 600 students, with a special attention paid to applications from establishments located in Education Networks Priority (REP) and in rural areas.

“With “Oceano for All”, we support young people in the realisation of collective projects in connection with the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. It is about training and supporting the citizens of tomorrow in their commitment for the ocean,” said Robert Calcagno, Director-General of the Institute.

The selected classes benefit, throughout the school year, from the support of the teaching team of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, specialised in scientific and cultural mediation.

Three prizes are being offered: A two-day stay in the Principality and two endowments of 5,000 euros for the organisation of ocean awareness activities will be awarded to the winning classes.