Monaco Explorations

We were recently honoured to welcome five leading scientists who made an exciting audio visual presentation to students from Classes 7-10 on the latest discoveries of the exploration vessel the M/V Yersin.

Sailing under the  Monégasque flag, the M/V Yersin is an ecological clean ship with a limited impact on the environment making it the ideal scientific research vessel. Over the next three years a dedicated group of 28 students from ISM, led by Mme Habiba Taouche, will be closely following her progress and liaising regularly with the scientists on board. Our students were able to visit the ship in June before she set sail on a three year circumnavigation of the globe, carrying out scientific research at sea.

The presentation was led  by Mr Pierre Gilles, Head of the Macaronesia Mission of the Monaco Explorations Organisation, along with  Mr Dufourneaud, Director of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Mr Zoccola, Senior Scientist at the Centre Scentifique de Monaco, Mr Cordier, ROV pilot and crew member; and Mr Apparu, Head of Communication and Media  for  the M/V ‘Yersin’.
The students were impressed with the high quality of the presentation, particularly the underwater filming by the scientists and the ROV (robot) and enjoyed a lively discussion with the scientists afterwards.
Many thanks to Mme Taouche for organising the presentation, and especially to the scientists who devoted their morning to us.
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