English – The Oceanographic Institute


The Oceanographic Institute, Foundation Albert I, Prince of Monaco is led by a steering committee

Mr. Robert Calcagno, Chief executive officer

Mr. Olivier Dufourneaud, Ocean Policy Director

Mr. José-Luis de Mendiguren, Director of development

Mrs. Nadia Ounaïs, Operations director

Mr. Joël Passeron, Technical Director
Mr. Patrick Piguet, Curator of Collections

Mrs. Alexia Tye, Administrative and Financial Director

Presentation of the Oceanographic Institute

Robert Calcagno is the Chief Executive Officer of the Oceanographic Institute, Foundation Albert I, Prince of Monaco, comprised of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and the Home of the Oceans in Paris. Previously Advisor to the Cabinet of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development, he is strongly committed to the cause of the oceans.

Robert Calcagno frequently hosts international meetings on sustainable management of the oceans and often speaks in favor of Marine Protected Areas, the preservation of the deep seas or the protection of sharks. He is the author of several popular books, including Méditerranée : splendide, fragile, vivante,  Les Grands fonds - Voyage dans un monde inconnuRequins, au-delà du malentendu and Méduses: A la conquête des océans published by the Editions du Rocher. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation Prince Albert II of Monaco, of the Mercantour National Park in the Alps Mountains, and of the World Ocean Network.

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Robert Calcagno - CEO of the Oceanographic Institute, Foundation Albert I, Prince of Monaco - © T. Ameller
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