2018 BEST INTER-DISCIPLINARY EDUCATION CONTEST ON THE OCEAN

With the General Inspectorate of Education Nationale.
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INTERACTIVE MAP OF THE MARITIME SPACES OF THE EU

If we add them all together, the countries of the European Union represent the first maritime area of the world.
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ASTROLABE EXPEDITION WINS THE 2017 FONDATION DE LA MER INNOVATION AWARD

REVERSO PROJECT WINS THE SARDINE TROPHY

Sabine Roux de Bézieux, président of la Fondation de la Mer was the head of the jury of the Sardine Trophy.

INTERACTIVE MAP OF THE “FRENCH ARCHIPELAGO”

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La Fondation de la Mer oeuvre pour relever la grande aventure maritime du 21ème siècle.La mer est au coeur des enjeux de demain. Disposant du deuxième domaine maritime mondial, la France est le seul pays du monde sur lequel le soleil ne se couche jamais. Elle dispose d’un trésor à sa portée.

OUR WORK :

PROTECT / DISCOVER / SHARE

THE RICHES OFFERED BY THE SEAS

The sea is at the heart of the challenges of tomorrow

ECOLOGICAL: 50% of the oxygen we breathe is produced by the sea.
ECONOMIC: 85% of world trade passes through the sea.
SCIENTIFIC: 90% of marine species remain to be discovered.
HUMAN: 80% of the world’s population lives within 100km of a sea coast.

Europe is in the heart of the sea

THE 1 st WORLD MARITIME SPACE: The French maritime territory covers 11 million km2, Europe on 25 million km2.

FRANCE, THE ONLY COUNTRY ON WHICH THE SUN NEVER GOES DOWN: France is present on all the seas of the world.

The Foundation of the Sea is at the heart of maritime Europe

A FOUNDATION THAT ADDRESSES ALL EUROPEANS: Actions to raise public awareness of the potential of the sea for France, and Europe.

A RECOGNIZED FOUNDATION OF PUBLIC UTILITY: today a foundation under the auspices of the Hippocrene Foundation


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OF THE OXYGEN WE BREATHE IS PRODUCED BY THE SEA


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OF CANCER TREATMENTS ARE DRAWN FROM MARINE ORGANISMS


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OF MARINE SPECIES ARE STILL TO BE DISCOVERED

“Let’s turn our eyes to the Sea!”

Sabine Roux de Bézieux,
Président of La Fondation de la Mer

Spirit of adventure and crew spirit, openness and sense of collective interest, these are the values conveyed by the sea and the sailors. Today they lead us to launch the creation of the Sea Foundation, which we have all dreamed of for a long time.

Because of its presence on all the seas of the planet, France is the only country in the world where the sun never sets. With an exceptional seafront, it holds the second largest maritime area in the world and has recognized expertise in all areas.

The sea is the future of our country, the future of Europe. The Foundation of the Sea will work with determination so that these assets are recognized, valued, and developed in a respectful way.

The mobilization is already strong around this collective adventure. May the passion that animates us be shared by all French people, from the metropolis and elsewhere, and all Europeans, that’s our horizon!

The sea is the future of our country, the future of Europe.

La mer est l’avenir de notre pays, l’avenir de l’Europe. La Fondation de la Mer œuvrera avec détermination pour que ces atouts soient reconnus, valorisés, et développés de façon respectueuse.

La mobilisation est déjà forte autour de cette aventure collective. Que la passion qui nous anime puisse être partagée par tous les Français, de métropole et d’ailleurs, et tous les Européens, voilà notre horizon ! »

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