Farewell message from Florence Descroix-Comanducci, ACCOBAMS Executive Secretary

As you know, after 6 (intense) years, leading the ACCOBAMS Permanent Secretariat, I will leave my duties tomorrow in a very particular context of pandemic …  It has been a privilege to work with all of you, with enthusiasm, beyond the numerous difficulties, sharing your spirit of commitment and cooperation in favor of marine biodiversity. A rich experience, both at human and administrative levels!

During these 2 triennium, the ACCOBAMS Permanent Secretariat aquired a functional struture, delivered concrete advances and acheived great challenges to improve the conservation of cetaceans, thanks to the hard work of the fantastic team of the Secretariat, the quality of the contribution of the Scientific Committee, the involvement of Countries and to the fruitful collaboration with partner Organizations and Entities.

I am convinced that ACCOBAMS will continue its momentum and will remain a recognized and key contributor to the conservation of biodiversity in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, under the leadership of Mrs. Susana Salvador, whom I welcome onboard.

Hoping that our paths will cross somewhere in the future!

With my best wishes,


Event ACCOBAMS – Monaco Ocean Week 2020 – 4th edition

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Given the evolution of the Coronavirus – Covid19 epidemic and considering the measures adopted by the governments of most countries and by the Government of Monaco, the organising institutions have taken the decision to cancel the 2020 edition of Monaco Ocean Week.