Aug. 8, 2012
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The International SeaKeepers Society, one of the leading global nonprofit organizations dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s oceans, is pleased to announce Agnès Troublé as the recipient of the 2012 SeaKeepers Award.
Mme. Troublé , known to the world as “agnès b”, joins a renowned list of ocean advocates recognized for their work in ensuring the health and sustainability of the world’s oceans including H.S.H. Prince Albert II, Mikhail Gorbachev, H.R.H. Khalid bin Sultan, Ted Danson, James Cameron, Dr. Sylvia Earle, H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, and Jean-Michel Cousteau. The award which is presented each year at the Bal de la Mer charity gala in Monaco, is given annually to an individual who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to marine conservation.
“The world of fashion knows this remarkable woman as a global style icon and philanthropist,” said Michael T. Moore, of Miami, Chairman of the Board for The International SeaKeepers. “Agnès has been at the forefront of reshaping environmental advocacy based on sound science through her support of Tara Expeditions. We are delighted to honor her dedication to the stewardship of the sea.”
The yacht used by Tara Expeditions for its ocean marine scientific research and advocacy missions was formerly owned by legendary yachtsman Sir Peter Blake (a 2002 SeaKeepers Award recipient). This sailing yacht, was then known as SEAMASTER, and is now known as TARA.
“We are excited that agnès b will join our other remarkable female recipients of the SeaKeepers Award including Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Dr. Sylvia Earle,” said Patty Elkus, of San Diego, California, Chairman of the Host Committee and International SeaKeepers Board Member. “She is a perfect example and role model to represent this year’s 'Women in Yachting/Women in Ocean Advocacy' theme and celebration.'
In addition to her impressive contributions to the Tara Expeditions, agnès b has received distinguished awards including the Mont Blanc Foundation, an Arts Patronage Award, the Pasolini prize, the “Ordre du Mérite” medal, and nominated as “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur”and promoted to Commandeur des Arts et Lettres.
“This woman is amazing on so many levels and in so many important ways,' said Don Tomlin of Columbia, South Carolina, Chairman Emeritus of SeaKeepers. “Her success as a business woman, her recognition by the French government as a Knight, her philanthropic support of many causes and most notably TARA Expeditions resulted in her unanimous approval by the Board.'
About The International SeaKeepers Society®
The International SeaKeepers Society is a not-for-profit organization focusing on the health of the world’s oceans and climate. SeaKeepers’ mission is to gather critical oceanographic and atmospheric data from unique sources and distribute it to the scientific community which ultimately will guide the world to a more sustainable future. The International SeaKeepers Society is a global catalyst working with governments, scientists, industry, and other marine organizations to promote knowledge and to support sensible, achievable marine protection and restoration through science based initiatives. To learn more, please visit http://www.seakeepers.org/.