X

Projects

Mission 31

Mission 31

The overarching theme for Mission 31 is the human-ocean connection within the lens of exploration and discovery.

Sea Turtles

Sea Turtles

Inspiring local communities to restore endangered sea turtle populations in El Salvador.

Aquarius

Aquarius

The future of undersea research depends on saving the Aquarius Reef Base.

Plant a Fish

Plant a Fish

By teaching local communities how to “replant” key marine species, Plant a Fish is inspiring a new generation of environmental stewards.

PBS Ocean Adventure Series

PBS Ocean Adventure Series

The Cousteau family crisscrosses the globe in this high-definition PBS series, introducing viewers to some of the most spectacular marine environments on the planet.

Mind Of A Demon

Mind Of A Demon

The best way to understand great white sharks? Become one.

Bimini

Bimini

A campaign to protect paradise from destructive unsustainable development.

National Geographic

National Geographic

A National Geographic special that investigates the true story behind the mysterious 1916 New Jersey shark attacks.

Deep Ocean Odyssey

Deep Ocean Odyssey

Exploring the ocean’s secrets, one dive at a time. The Cousteau legacy continues.

When you grow up on the decks of the Calypso, ocean advocacy is in your DNA. Fabien knows how powerful a personal connection to the ocean can be—and that’s why he’s committed to providing communities with opportunities to engage with the ocean first-hand. Whether it’s planting oysters or taking a dive, adventures with Fabien inspire a life-long passion for protecting the ocean.

Check out the reel below to see more of Fabien’s adventures and how they’ve inspired people to care.

    Growing up on decks of his famous Grandfather’s ships, Calypso and Alcyone, Fabien Cousteau was destined to work to protect our planet’s immense and endangered marine habitats. Fabien champions the family legacy as third generation ocean explorer and filmmaker.

    From his vast experience in the field, coupled with a degree in environmental economics from Boston University, he has refined a public policy platform grounded by his strong belief that environmental discipline can be the basis for innovative solutions that strike a balance between regional and global environmental problems and the realities of market economies.

    Fabien has worked with National Geographic, Discovery, PBS and CBS to produce ocean exploration documentaries from 1998-2006. In 2006, Fabien partnered with his father, Jean-Michel Cousteau, and sister, Celine, for an ongoing multi-year multi-hour series for PBS called Ocean Adventures. In 2010, he launched Plant A Fish, an innovative nonprofit organization designed to empower communities and children to help restore their local water ecosystems through the healthy “replanting” of key marine species. Current initiatives include restoration projects in El Salvador, New York City, South Florida, Nicaragua and the Maldives. Expansion to Haiti, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Indonesia and Washington DC is expected in 2013 followed by Greece, California, Mozambique and Nova Scotia in early 2014.

    An active writer, he is currently working on a children’s book trilogy. Fabien is routinely seen on network television, the Oprah Winfrey Show, Gayle King, and as a guest/ contributor to NBC’s Today Show as well as appearing on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, France 2, NPR, MSNBC and many more. He shares his guidance as a member of multiple Boards including SeaKeepers Society, Water Innovation Alliance, Millennium Project, Blue Ocean Film Festival, Plastic Pollution Coalition, One World One Ocean, Points of Light, Antarctic Ocean Alliance, Aquarius Foundation, Bahamas National Trust and the New York Harbor School.

    Additionally, he speaks at a variety of global and domestic environmental and water conferences as well as mainstream business conferences such as Bloomberg, BLUE, Google Zeitgeist, Sundance, Tribeca Film Festival, DLD, Rio+20, BiF and TEDx (Los Angeles/ New York/ Rio).

    Fabien shares his time between France and the United States (New York City) and when not conducting fieldwork he is riding the planet on a wind surfer, mountain bike or piloting a plane or taking a hike with Heidi, his four legged companion. His passion for vintage motorcycles sometimes takes him to the quiet of his garage where his cellphone does not work and he can dive into the zen of breathing life into these "basket cases."

    Contact

    To Book A Speaking Engagement or Event

    Tonia Cleland

    Keppler Speakers

    Phone: 1.703.516.4815

    Email: tcleland@kepplerspeakers.com

     

    For Media Interview Inquiries

    Amy Summers

    Pitch Inc.

    Phone: 917-344-9741

    Email: amy@pitchpublicity.com

    Television/Film/Online and Corporate Sponsorships

    Brett Pacis

    International Creative Management

    Office: 310.550.4372

    Email: bpacis@icmtalent.com

    For PLANT A FISH Inquiries:

    Please go to the website: www.plantafish.org or email: contactus@plantafish.org

     

     

    Home page photos: Carrie Vonderhaar/Ocean Futures Society, expedition photographer http://www.carrievonderhaar.com