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Coastal management and protection

The Ramoge Agreement

The RAMOGE Agreement is an intergovernmental cooperation agreement between France, Italy and Monaco for the preservation of the marine environment.

It was created on the initiative of Prince Rainier III and signed in May 1976, with the aim of preserving the common natural heritage of the Mediterranean.

It is a multidisciplinary coordination tool involving local administrations, scientific institutions and sea users to carry out joint actions in its area of competence.

These actions aim at:

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Preserving ecosystems and biodiversity;

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Raising awareness of virtuous practices among marine environment stakeholders and the general public;

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Optimising the fight against marine pollution

Who we are

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The organisational structure of the RAMOGE Agreement consists of a Commission, a Technical Committee, Working Groups and a Permanent Secretariat

The RAMOGE Commission is made up of the delegations of representatives of the three member countries’ governments. The Commission is the decision-making body, establishes the programme of activities for the biennium and allocates the necessary budget for its implementation.

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Biodiversity
protection

Mediterranean biodiversity is one of the richest worldwide. It is home to 25-30% of the world’s endemic species and 10% of the world’s marine species, although the Mediterranean Sea accounts for less than 1% of the world’s ocean surface. Most of these species are threatened mainly due to human activities, various forms of pollution and climate change.

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Impacts on
the marine environment

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The marine environment is threatened by many pressures disrupting its ecosystems, which may be related to human activities directly (waste dumping, impact of shipping and yachting) or indirectly (climate change, Ostreopsis ovata).

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Combating pollution

After the sinking of the oil tanker Haven in 1991, a plan to combat accidental pollution – called RAMOGEPOL plan – was adopted in 1993 under the RAMOGE Agreement. Its aim is to strengthen cooperation in the event of a major pollution incident and to share the available ships and aircraft of the three States.

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Tuesday 07 May 2024

THE LONGEST SWIM IN THE WORLD FOR NATURE: A CHALLENGE TO BE TAKEN ON BY NOAM YARON WITH THE SUPPORT OF KEY PARTNERS IN MARINE ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION

This summer, Noam Yaron will embark on an unprecedented challenge by attempting to swim the longest distance in support of nature. The 27-year-old Swiss is preparing to swim from Calvi to Monaco, covering a distance of 180 km through the

Tuesday 26 March 2024

CONFERENCE ON THE RESTORATION OF POSIDONIA SEAGRASS IN THE RAMOGE AREA, ORGANIZED BY THE RAMOGE AGREEMENT AS PART OF MONACO OCEAN WEEK

On Friday, March 22nd, 2024, as part of Monaco Ocean Week, the RAMOGE Agreement held a conference dedicated to the restoration of Posidonia in the Grand Conference Hall of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.   The RAMOGE Agreement, a cooperation

Monday 25 March 2024

SIGNING OF A RAMOGE-PELAGOS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

On Friday, March 22nd, 2024, at the conclusion of the Monaco Ocean Week, the Secretariats of the RAMOGE Agreement and the Pelagos Agreement officially concluded a Memorandum of Understanding. These two cooperation agreements between France, Monaco, and Italy, for the

Monday 22 January 2024

56th MEETING OF THE RAMOGE COMMISSION

On Friday, January 19th, 2024, the RAMOGE Agreement held its 56th Commission meeting at the Ministry of State in Monaco, chaired by France represented by H.E. Jean d’Haussonville, Ambassador of the French Republic to the Principality of Monaco. On this

Tuesday 05 December 2023

THE SECRETARIAT ATTENDED THE STEERING COMMITTEE OF THE CAP MARTIN NATURA 2000 SITE

The RAMOGE Agreement Secretariat attended the meeting of the Steering Committee of the Cap Martin Natura 2000 site on 5 December 2023 at the Palais de l’Europe in Menton. This site is managed by the Communauté d’agglomération de la Riviera