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- The two-week scientific expedition studied the effect of chemical contaminants on water bodies as well as human health.
- The Maxi-Catamaran AMAALA Explorer, a zero-carbon emission vessel formally launched by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, successfully returns to Monaco after covering 1,500 nautical miles across a Mediterranean chemical contaminant sample
AMAALA, an ultra-luxury destination located along Saudi Arabia’s northwest coast, took to the sea with Monaco-based Oceano-Scientific on a two-week scientific expedition. The campaign was in line with AMAALA’s desire to measure and understand the effects of river water pollutants on human and marine life.
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(LR) Nicholas Naples, CEO of AMAALA; Yvan Griboval, director of the Osteoheistic Expeditions; HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco; AMAALA CSO Brendan Jack (Photo: AETOSWire)
The expedition was launched with a twofold purpose to determine the nature and density of chemical compounds affecting the marine environment. It focused a broad focus on the effect of chemical contaminants on ocean and human health, and validated the applicability of the expedition sampling method, using a cost-effective research option with a zero-carbon emission vessel.
Over the course of two weeks, the crew collected water samples from various points within a triangle of 1,500 nautical miles in the western Mediterranean Sea.
These samples were handed over to the Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer (Ifremer) by the crew and AMAALA Chief Executive Nicholas Naples and Chief Sustainability Officer Brendan Jack at the final port of call in La Cinne-sur-Mer. . , France. Ifmer’s scientists, who advised on the scientific aspects of the undertaking, will now quantify and analyze the concentration of metals and elements such as cadmium, lead, nickel and mercury, all of which can alter and affect the composition of the ocean. Seafood chain.
The results revealed as part of the campaign and its study will inform AMAALA’s own conservation efforts. The Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea are neighboring seas and are part of a global ocean system where changes occur in one, creating waves in the other. With its vibrant coral gardens and rich underwater life, AMAALA has a thriving ecosystem near the Red Sea coast, which aims to preserve and nourish the destination. To this end, it has partnered with global marine conservation institutions, including the Prince Albert II of the Monaco Foundation, the Center Scientific de Monaco, and the Oceanographic Institute.
Commenting on the campaign, AMAALA CEO Nicholas Naples said “We are proud to sponsor the Oceosional Expeditions – this perfectly aligns with our goal to make it a luxury destination that is a global leader in sustainable tourism. Being part of such expeditions and studies, arms us with the deep insights and scientific knowledge needed to preserve and protect our local ecosystem, especially the Red Sea coral reefs. The campaign also shows our approach to creating experiences that bring diverse interests and cultures together. “
Yvan Gribowal, circulanveet explorer and member of the Yacht Club de Monaco, who led the expedition, “While almost everyone has realized that plastic pollution is a catastrophic crisis on the ocean, we want to show that chemical contaminant – metal and organic – Pollutes the ocean and poisons phytoplankton and plankton at the beginning of the food chain, found in our food plates at the other end of the life chain. “
The expedition was conducted on a specially commissioned AMAALA Explorer, a former record-breaking 110-foot racing maxi-catamaran that was converted into a scientific research ship with zero carbon emissions. It serves as the expedition’s accommodation and laboratory.
On 15 October 2020 HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco was on hand to bid farewell to the crew from the marina of the Yacht Club de Monaco. AMAALA Explorer calls port in Porto Servo, Italy; Barcelona, Spain; And La Seine-sur-Mer, France where water samples were handed over to scientists before returning to Monaco.
The ship and expedition were halted by Yvan Gribowall, who worked with a team of specialized scientists in the study of biological contaminants, including Swedish marine scientist Lynn Sekund on a ship and AMAALA director of sports mark markers.
The film, a short documentary about the campaign, will be distributed in English and French in 2021, with scientific results in late 2021 and scientific publications in late 2023.
* Source: AETOSWire
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