Organised by Boston College, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Monaco’s Scientific Centre, the first symposium on “Human Health and the Ocean” will take place at One Monte-Carlo on 2 and 3 December.

After being postponed because of the pandemic, the first edition of the “Human Health and the Ocean” symposium is going through. The conference will take stock of the current state of the oceans and seek to find solutions to the many threats that they face. With world-renown speakers, the symposium has already attracted 700 participants. Given the pandemic, the symposium has gone hybrid and can be attended both in-person and virtually.

Focus on the relationship between the oceans and humans

Oceans represent 70% of the world’s surface and face several threats, amongst them climate change and plastic pollution. Their future is ultimately our future too, a topic which the symposium wants to draw attention to. The conference is divided into three main sessions and will address various topics, including marine heatwaves, the impact of water pollution on humans, and the relationship between oceans and mental health.