Independence Day

It is now time to interpret the Declaration of Independence as including the inalienable right to a healthy environment as part of the pursuit of Happiness ...

The Spill and Beyond

Man O'War Covered In Oil On our initial expedition there, we were the first to film under water and our footage became evidence that masses of oil were moving beneath the surface and couldn’t be ignored ...

The Legacy In Action

Captain Jacques Cousteau June 25th marks thirteen years since my father passed away.  This month also marks his 100th birthday, so it has been a time of reflection for all of us who knew and adored him.  It has also been a time of much activity ...

Crude Awakening

Deep Horizon Oil Spill With heavy hearts, the OFS Gulf oil spill response team prepares to leave the area to return to Santa Barbara, California ...

Gulf Oil Spill: More than a Sea Change

Matthew Ferraro holds a crude oil covered crab In the midst of desperate attempts to stem the flow of oil and the agony of waiting to understand its effects, we are left with simple questions like what exactly is happening to the waters of the Gulf? And how quickly can we move from dependence on oil to a sustainable, renewable energy policy ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau dispatches team to Gulf oil spill

Jean-Michel Cousteau at the Prestige Oil Spill in Spain, 2002 Today I am dispatching team members Matt Ferraro, Brian Hall, and Nathan Dembeck to join Gary Holland and myself at St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, to find and explain the realities of this unprecedented oil spill ...

OFS in the Press: SOBeFit Magazine: June 2010

Ocean Drive: Connecting Humans to their Environment, Céline Cousteau is Nature's Ambassador

Céline Cousteau featured in SOBeFit Magazine.

Gulf Oil Spill

Gas Platform in Flower Gardens
    There is an image that haunts me. It involves the April 20 Deepwater Horizon oil platform explosion 50 miles southeast of the Mississippi Delta ...

In Honor of the 40th Celebration of Earth Day

Coral Reef, Nemena, Fiji
    Top Ten Actionable Items to Best Ensure a Sustainable Ocean for the Future. The ocean works hard for us. Now it is time for us to work on its behalf ...

Public Service Announcement: Florida Oil Drilling

Public Service Announcement: Jean-Michel Cousteau opposes oil drilling off Florida

Jean-Michel Cousteau expresses concern over Floridas possible lifting of a 20-year ban on near-shore oil drilling and urges the Florida legislature to continue to protect beaches and reefs from potential long-term disaster ...