Press Releases

03/01/2010

Santa Barbara, CA
Ocean Futures Society is pleased to announce the publication of a long-awaited, unique, and unforgettable biography by Jean-Michel Cousteau on the career and life of Jacques Cousteau, the frontiers he opened and the legend he created, and how Jean-Michel accepted to carry the flame of his father ...

02/05/2010

Santa Barbara, CA
Through an exclusive Aggressor Fleet live-aboard program, divers can learn about our diverse coral reef ecosystems, support future research and earn a Reef Ambassador Specialty Certification. Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society, SSI (Scuba Schools International) and Aggressor Fleet have teamed up to create a unique educational course that divers may apply to their Master Diver Certification ...

01/28/2010

Santa Barbara, CA
With a legislative proposal pending in the Florida Senate to break a twenty-year ban on near-shore oil drilling off Florida's coasts, Jean-Michel Cousteau, President of Ocean Futures Society, is making an appeal to state legislators to continue to ban drilling, even in these difficult economic times ...

01/14/2010
Santa Barbara, CA At the ground-breaking ceremony on Monday, January 10th for a new Ocean Science Education Building being built through a new partnership between the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), Jean-Michel Cousteau was one of the ocean enthusiasts honoring the need to increase ocean awareness ...
12/15/2009

Santa Barbara, CA December 17 & 19, 2009, Santa Barbara environmental leaders: Santa Barbara High School’s Don’s Net Café ROP, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society, The Santa Barbara Surfrider Foundation, Art From Scrap, Ty Warner Sea Center, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and the “Where’s Your Bag?” campaign are collaborating to promote local environmental change with awareness events to celebrate “A Day Without A Bag”.

12/02/2009

Santa Barbara, CA Having departed November 21st, 2009, fourteen staff members from the Catalina Island Ambassadors of the Environment (AOTE) program are cycling 750 miles in three weeks from San Francisco to San Diego, visiting schools, universities, businesses, community events, organic farms, and other public and private venues along the California coast.

08/10/2009

MARCO ISLAND, FL The Marco Island Discovery Center, Inc. (MIDC) President, Lynne Irvine, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society on August 1, 2009 to open an Ambassadors of the Environment (AOTE) camp on Marco Island in June 2011.

06/16/2009

Savannah, GA “Call of the Killer Whale,” a two-hour episode of "Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures" on PBS, won the prestigious Best Broadcast Program or Series Award at the Blue Ocean Film Festival June 14th.

The film festival, one of the top natural history film competitions in the world and the only one dedicated to ocean films in the U.S., chose “Call of the Killer Whale” from among more than 200 entries.

06/15/2009

Monte Carlo, Monaco June 15, 2009 Retour en Amazonie ( Return to the Amazon), a collection of 30 large-scale, limited edition images taken by Ocean Futures Society’s expedition photographer Carrie Vonderhaar, was inaugurated Monday June 15, in the presence of Jean-Michel Cousteau and the HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco in the Galerie des Pêcheurs.

06/11/2009

Burbank (CA), London (UK), Paris (France) – June 11, 2009 // Disneynature has acquired the North American and Mexican distribution rights to the exciting new underwater film “OceanWorld 3D,” the first feature-length nature documentary ever filmed and released in 3D, it was announced today by Jean-Francois Camilleri, executive vice president and general manager for Disneynature, and Francois Mantello, chairman of 3D Entertainment.