Marine Institute

The Marine Institute welcomes HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco to Galway

Prince AlbertThe Memorandum of Understanding between Monaco and Ireland was signed in the presence of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney T.D. by Marine Institute CEO Dr. Peter Hefferan and the Chief Executive of the Institut Océanographique of Monaco Mr. Robert Calcagno.

Minister Simon Coveney, T.D, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine welcomed His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco to the Marine Institute in Galway on Wednesday (6th April 2011). The visit was organised at the request of the Prince who keenly follows his family's traditional interest in marine environmental awareness.

For further details see the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine press release:Simon Coveney welcomes Prince Albert II of Monaco to the Marine Institute in Galway

For photographs contact: The Department of Foreign Affairs Press Office

Photographs of the Royal Vist

Photographs are by Maxwell Photography, Dublin

Marine Institute staff welcome Prince Albert of Monaco and his fiancée Miss Charlene Wittstock to the Marine Institute.
Marine Institute staff welcome Prince Albert of Monaco and his fiancée Miss Charlene Wittstock to the Marine Institute.

 

Prince Albert of Monaco and his fiancée Miss Charlene Wittstock with Dr. Peter Heffernan, CEO of the Marine Institute and Mr Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food.
Prince Albert of Monaco and his fiancée Miss Charlene Wittstock with Dr. Peter Heffernan, CEO of the Marine Institute and Mr Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food.

 

Mr Glenn Nolan of the Marine Institute discusses the marine weather buoys with Prince Albert of Monaco.
Mr Glenn Nolan of the Marine Institute shows the marine weather buoys to Prince Albert of Monaco.

 

Prince Albert of Monaco and his fiancée Miss Charlene Wittstock looking at a weather buoy at the Marine Institute.

Prince Albert of Monaco and his fiancée Miss Charlene Wittstock looking at a weather buoy at the Marine Institute.

 

Mr Eugene McKeown of Biospheric Engineering and Mr Paul Gaughan of the Marine Institute discuss Ireland's potential as a European and global centre for ocean technologies with Prince Albert of Monaco.
Mr Eugene McKeown of Biospheric Engineering and Mr Paul Gaughan of the Marine Institute discuss Ireland's potential as a European and global centre for ocean technologies with Prince Albert of Monaco.

 

Wavebob Ltd and Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland discuss ocean energy with Prince Albert of Monaco.

Wavebob Ltd and Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland discuss ocean energy with Prince Albert of Monaco.

Dr Margaret Rae discusses Marine bio-discovery with Prince Albert of Monaco and Dr. Peter Heffernan, CEO of the Marine Institute.
Dr Margaret Rae discusses marine bio-discovery with Prince Albert of Monaco and Dr. Peter Heffernan, CEO of the Marine Institute.

 

Prince Albert of Monaco and his fiancée Miss Charlene Wittstock are presented with flowers from children who attend the Marine Institute crèche.
Prince Albert of Monaco and his fiancée Miss Charlene Wittstock are presented with flowers from children who attend the Marine Institute crèche.

 

Miss Charlene Wittstock is presented with flowers from children who attend the Marine Institute crèche on the last day of her visit to Ireland.
Miss Charlene Wittstock is presented with flowers from children who attend the Marine Institute crèche on the last day of her visit to Ireland.