Aquanaut, Oceanographic Explorer, Environmental Advocate, Founder of the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center and Proteus Ocean Group
As the first grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Mr Cousteau spent his early years aboard his famous grandfather’s ships, Calypso and Alcyone; learning how to scuba dive on his fourth birthday. In 2016 he founded his non-profit, the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center (FCOLC) to fulfil his dream of creating a vehicle to make a positive change for the Ocean. Currently Mr Cousteau dedicates much of his time to PROTEUS™, the International Space Station of the Ocean and the initiatives of his non-profit, Sea Turtle Conservation and Women Empowerment, Coral Reef Resilience, Beach Clean Ups, Ocean Discovery Educational Curriculum Program and other marine restoration programs.
Mr Cousteau is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board for Proteus Ocean Group (POG), an Explorers Club Member and a WWF Ocean Witness. He is a Board Member of River Keepers and the Sea Keepers Science Council and has been recently named Honorary Advisor to the NGO Committee Sustainable Development-NY. He has received several awards including Travel & Leisure’s 2022 Global Vision Award, the United Nations NEXUS Global Goals Award for Excellence and Leadership, David Attenborough Excellence in Filmmaking Award, Golden Eagle Award, Beneath The Sea Diver of The Year, World Team “Pioneer For The Planet” Award, Peter Benchley Lifetime Award and is the ISS (International Super Yacht Society) Awards Judge and creator of the ISS Fabien Cousteau BLUE Award.
Brainstorming Session – Creating Measurable Impact for Your Sustainability Efforts
- Republic Polytechnic project presentation
- Group Brainstorm and presentation
Keynote Lecture 1 - Combining Technology and Sustainability to Protect Our Ocean
Sustainability and technology are intertwined, and not only do they often seek to reduce the environmental impact for the Ocean planet, but they also offer strategic outcomes that can drive conservation. In his keynote address, Fabien Cousteau - renowned Aquanaut, and Founder of the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center and PROTEUS™ - will explore the intricate link between sustainability and technology. He will delve into the various solutions that are laying the groundwork to minimize risk and maximize opportunities for the ocean. With a focus on long-term sustainability goals, Fabien will highlight key examples of technologies that are revolutionizing ocean conservation. From artificial intelligence and machine learning to digital twins and the Internet of Things, these innovative solutions are leading the way towards greater mitigation and reduction of pressures on the ocean. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear from one of the top voices in ocean conservation!