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 ...

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”.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Santa Barbara, CA - June 8, 2009 – When Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society needed to raise awareness and donations for its campaign against toxic flame retardants, it turned to Sprout, the leader in social media strategy and campaigns. Their strategy was to use brand advocates to spread the message to friends and networks who have likely never heard of the Ocean Futures Society or the problems facing the world’s oceans. To succeed, they needed a social media strategy.


Santa Barbara, CA Jean-Michel Cousteau and the Ocean Adventures Team Explore the Human Connection to Beluga and Orca Whales
Emmy-nominated HD Multi-media Series Returns with Two New Specials on PBS
Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures Returns with “Sea Ghosts” (Belugas) premieres April 8, 2009 at 8pm
“Call of the Killer Whale” (Orcas) premieres April 22, 2009 at 8pm
Robust Web and Education Presence Accompany Broadcast


Washington, D.C. - In a bold move that will have a lasting effect on marine life, President George W. Bush has assured his legacy in terms of preserving large portions of the ocean for future generations. Jean-Michel Cousteau was among the invited guests at a White House ceremony where the President announced his declaration of new Marine National Monuments.

This announcement follows Bush’s 2006 designation of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, which preserved 138,000 square miles of ocean.