The RAMOGE Agreement 

Thursday 8th September 2022. As part of its latest exploration campaign, the RAMOGE research vessel R/V Astrea and its representative, Executive Secretary Anne Vissio, are calling into the YCM Marina. This ship has undertaken numerous explorations. As Yacht Club de Monaco is committed to protecting our seas and oceans it always warmly welcomes those involved in safeguarding the environment.

Inter-state cooperation

An intergovernmental cooperation agreement between France, Italy and Monaco, the RAMOGE Agreement was set up in 1976 at Prince Rainier III’s instigation to protect the marine environment of the PACA (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur) region, Principality of Monaco and Liguria in Italy.

It is a multidisciplinary tool to coordinate territorial administrations, scientific institutes and sea user groups across these three areas to pool resources, share experiences and launch joint operations.

RAMOGE comprises a commission, technical committee, working groups and a permanent secretary and has three key objectives: to preserve ecosystems and biodiversity; raise awareness of the marine environment and responsible conduct at sea among users and the public in general; and optimise the battle against pollution incidents.

As home to nearly 30% of endemic species and 10% of known marine species in the world, the Mediterranean Sea has a rich biodiversity. A large majority of these species are threatened mainly by human activities, pollution and climate change.