AMAALA, the ultra-luxury development situated along Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast, which is focused on integrated wellness and healthy living, signed a partnership agreement on Friday, September 27, with The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Centre Scientifique de Monaco and Oceanographic Institute.
The signing ceremony took place at the Oceanographic Institute on the final evening of the Monaco Yacht Show and was attended by HSH Prince Albert, AMAALA Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Naples, the AMAALA Advisory Board, select partners of the brand and guests. The signing was followed by a VIP dinner prepared by 3-Star Michelin Star Chef Mauro Colagreco.
This follows a framework agreement signed last year at the Monaco Yacht Show to explore areas of mutual collaboration. Together the partners will work on oceanographic and marine life research and conservation initiatives to benefit the world’s oceans with four opportunities identified for joint projects: coral reef management, iconic species protection, Marine Protected Areas (MPA) enforcement, and fighting plastic pollution.
Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Naples of AMAALA said: “We are very selective with whom we align, as is The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. Their mission to raise awareness of the impact of human activities on the natural environment, encourage more environmentally-friendly behaviour, and promote innovative solutions, makes the Foundation a natural fit for AMAALA. We are committed to fully sustainable development throughout the design, build, and operation phases, which includes being net carbon neutral from the start of operations. We plan to create a coastal oasis that not only flourishes but a place that elevates the role of responsible tourism globally.”
HE Mr Bernard Fautrier, Vice President and CEO of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation said: “The impact of human activities on the ocean has been devastating, and through our partnership with AMAALA, we look to come together and raise awareness of that impact, integrating environment preservation and sustainability into the heart of the future. Monaco has long-been committed to the environment, and we look forward to working alongside AMAALA to safeguard the biodiversity of the Red Sea, taking actions for the future.”
Professor Patrick Rampal of Centre Scientifique de Monaco added: “We are very pleased to have entered into this partnership with AMAALA, which will allow us to pursue innovative areas of research in a previously undiscovered location. This project will allow us to, collaboratively, better understand the biology of corals in order to better protect their ecosystems. The Red Sea corals offer exceptional characteristics, in particular their resistance to environmental stresses, which will be interesting to explore with Saudi researchers.”
AMAALA is part of The Red Sea Collection which, alongside NEOM and The Red Sea Project, participated at the Monaco Yacht Show for the second year. The Red Sea Collection showcased the Kingdom’s west coast, one of the world’s pristine paradises, to the superyacht industry and sailing lovers and sponsored two key show events – The Yacht Summit and the Inaugural Awards Gala, both on 24 September.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: Press Release PHOTO: The proposed Marine Life Museum RELATED ARTICLE: http://monacodailynews.com/2019/09/29/saudis-target-super-rich-at-monaco-yacht-show-stand/