Jean-Michel Cousteau

Explorer, Founder and President, Ocean Futures Society

Explorer, editor, environmentalist, and filmmaker, Jean Michel has dedicated his life to communicating the critical bond between humans and the sea.  The son of Jacques Cousteau, he began exploring the ocean as a young boy.  He’s produced over 80 films and received the Emmy and Peabody awards among others.  Jean Michel organized efforts to care for Keiko, the captive whale of “Free Willy” fame.  And in 1999 he founded the Ocean Futures Society.  Jean Michel is an impassioned diplomat for the environment, traveling the world to meet with everyone from school children to global leaders, urging us all towards positive change.