12 - 14 October

In the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
and H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden

Following up on the UN Ocean Conference in New York, our countries will move from words to action in facilitating the exchange of experiences and know-how in dealing with the preservation of our seas. 

The Conference will focus on science, business as well as cultural activities, highlighting the links between the Baltic and Mediterranean seas 

Please note that this event is invitation only.





Research Symposium on the Impact of Climate Change
on the Marine Ecosystem.

High Level Business Seminar on Sustainable Shipping focusing on “The Transition towards an Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Shipping Industry – Practices and Policy Implications”.

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H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden

The day will be split into 3 panel discussions 

Panel 1: Solutions for the Oceans 

  Effectively addressing the multiple and interacting pressures on the oceans require the mobilisation of diverse competencies, capacities and knowledge systems. Traditional conservation approaches, rational use of resources, innovative technologies and new partnerships, are all needed. During this session, we will explore and learn from a number of proven and scalable solutions that generate ecological,
social and economic benefits.


Carl Folke, Science Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre

Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development, Monaco

Fredrik Lind, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

                              Inger Anderson, CEO, IUCN

       Vanessa Rothschild, Sustainability Controller H&M

Henrik Österblom,  Associate professor & Deputy Science Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre (moderator)

Panel 2: Future of Seafood

Seafood brings benefits to both human health and environmental sustainability. Increasing pressure from pollution and over-fishing as well as climate change threaten global stocks and also future potential for aquaculture. This session will discuss the future of seafood and how can we learn from each other to make changes that are needed to move towards sustainable seafood systems.


Professor Patrick Rampal, President, Monaco Scientific Center

Auriane Pertuisot, Marine Project Officer and Regional Coordinator, Mr.Good Fish

Sébastien Ferraz, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Mr. Lagosta

Max Troell, Associate Professor, Stockholm Resilience Centre (moderator)

Panel 3:  Pathway Forward: Where Do We Go From Here?

Insights and Perspectives from leaders: The United Nations hosted the Ocean Conference in June 2017 and collected significant voluntary commitments. How do we move forward to ensure that we see change in our seas and keep the momentum through 2030. 


Manfredi Lefevre d'Ovidio, Executive Chairman, Silversea Cruises

Matilda Gustavsson, Sustainability Director, Ericsson

Tom Erixon, President CEO Alfa Laval

Lisen Schultz, Research Fellow, Stockholm Resilience Centre (moderator)


Sweden and Monaco share a deep commitment to the
preservation of our oceans as well as a clear intention to support the
implementation of sustainable development goal number 14 of the Agenda
2030 - SDG14. The two countries also have a strong will to engage
government agencies, academia, companies and civil societies in these
efforts as a broad approach that has proven to be key to success.

By organizing a follow-up event to The Ocean Conference in New York
in June 2017, Sweden and Monaco wish to join hands in moving from words
to deeds in facilitating the exchange of experiences and know-how in
dealing with the preservation of our oceans.

At the core of our attention  lie the Baltic and the Mediterranean
Seas - and the links between them. Strong local ownership and commitment
to improve the situation in the Baltic and the Mediterranean Seas has
led to dedicated research and concrete, solutions-oriented cooperation
between actors across the board – governments, regional and local
authorities, academia, agencies and companies.

By focusing on the local level – the Baltic and the Mediterranean
Seas – the conference will draw conclusions and showcase proven and
scalable solutions with both ecological and economic benefits. The
results and the solutions produced locally are, however, most likely to
have strong relevance for other seas and oceans. The conference in
Monaco in October will thereby contribute to create momentum for global
action to implement SDG 14.

On this occasion a forward looking Swedish-Monegasque Cooperation
Agreement in the area of SDG 14 will be signed by the governments of the
two countries.

In connection with the conference an array of business oriented as
well as cultural activities focusing on sustainable innovations will
take place.


Professor Carl Folke
Science director, Stockholm Resilience Centre

Learning from adaptive, ecosystem based governance - a scalable approach

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Henrik Österblom
Associate professor, Stockholm Resilience Centre

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Barbara Jackson
CEO, Race For The Baltic

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Marie-Pierre Gramaglia
Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development

Marine Protected Areas - a part of the solution for sustainable oceans

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Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio
Executive Chairman, Silversea Cruises

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Fredrik Lind
Senior Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

Restoring local waters, and capturing economic benefits. Cleaning of local wastewater & agriculture landscapes in Sweden

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Matilda Gustaffson
Sustainability Director, Ericcson

Technology for Good- Sensors in the Baltic Sea

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Professor Patrick Rampal
Président, Monaco Scientific Center

Human Health and Sea health (5 min Presentation on Research Symposium)

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Lisen Schultz
PhD, Stockholm Resilience Centre

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Max Troell
Associated Professor/ Stockholm Resilience Centre

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Sébastien Ferraz
Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer

Industry Perspective Monaco  - Aquaculture

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Auriane Pertuisot
Marine project officer and Regional coordinator, Mr. Good Fish

Seafood in the Mediterranean

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