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2010 Edition


Wednesday, 31st march 2010
Monaco Blue Initiative

Oceanographic Musem of Monaco

6.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco welcomes all MBI participants. Tour of the Museum’s Exhibition Rooms.

7.30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Opening reception of the MBI.

8 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. Cocktail buffet in the Museum Aquarium area, courtesy of the Monte Carlo Novotel.

Thursday, 1st April 2010
Monaco Blue Initiative

Oceanographic Musem of Monaco

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Conference Room
Opening of the MBI working session. Welcome speech by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Lecture by Enric Sala, National Geographic

10.15 a.m. -11.30 a.m. 1st workshop: Great marine species, the keystone of the marine ecosystem. Workshop moderated by Lisa Speer.

11.45 a.m. – 1 p.m. 2nd workshop: The Ocean depths, a new biodiversity to be protected.
Workshop moderated by Monica Verbeek.

1 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. Lunch Break.

2.30 p.m. Opening of the Conference Room to the public and the press.

2.30 – 3.00 p.m. Topical review of the deep sea and large marine species by Dominique Leglu, Chief editor of the magazine Science et Vie.

3.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. Key note speech by Prof. Craig Venter, Founder, Chairman and President of J. Craig Venter Institut.

3.30 p.m – 4.30 p.m Closing session and address by HSH Albert II of Monaco

4.30 p.m. Press interviews