Nardo Vincente is an Emeritus Professor of marine sciences at Aix Marseille University in the Mediterranean Institute of Marine and Terrestrial Biodiversity and Ecology. He has been the Scientific Officer of Paul Ricard Oceanographic Institute on the island of Embiez since 1972; he is also the General Delegate. As a class II professional diver, he has completed in 50 years more than 10,000 dives in the seas around the globe, most notably in the Mediterranean. Since 1998, he has been a member of the Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts of Marseille. Vincente is also the Commander of the Order of Academic Palms, Officer of the National Order of Madagascar, Knight of Maritime Merit, and a member of Tridente d’Oro Accademia di Ustica (Italy).