For more than four decades, Jean-Michel Cousteau has dedicated himself and used his vast experience to communicate to people of all nations and generations his love and concern for our watery planet. Since first being “thrown overboard” by his father at the age of seven with newly invented SCUBA gear on his back, Jean Michel has been exploring the ocean realm. The son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel has investigated the world’s oceans aboard the ‘Calypso’ and ‘Alcyone’ for much of his life. He has produced over 80 films, received the Emmy, the Peabody Award, the 7 d’Or, and the Cable Ace Award. Reaching millions of people globally through Ocean Futures Society, Jean Michel continues to produce environmentally oriented films, adventure programs and television specials, public service announcements, multi-media programs for schools, web-based marine content, books, articles for magazines, newspapers columns, and public lectures.
Honoring his heritage, Jean-Michel founded Ocean Futures Society in 1999 to carry on this pioneering work. As Executive Vice President of The Cousteau Society for nearly 20 years, and now as Founder and President of Ocean Futures Society, Jean-Michel travels the globe, meeting with leaders and policy makers both at the grassroots level and in the highest echelons of government and business. OFS, a non-profit marine conservation and education organization, serves as a ‘Voice for the Ocean’ by communicating in all media the critical bond between people and the sea and the importance of wise environmental policy. As Ocean Futures’ spokesman, Jean-Michel serves as an impassioned diplomat for the environment, reaching out to the public through a variety of media.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in London (UK) with a satellite office in Los Angeles, 3D Entertainment Films (3DEF) is a vertically-integrated company focused on the production and distribution of innovative films for IMAX® theatres and digital 3D cinemas worldwide. The Company’s mission is to immerse audiences of all ages in unique story-driven experiences that both inspire and educate. The cornerstone of its catalogue is an exceptional underwater film trilogy presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau – “Ocean Wonderland 3D” ,“ Sharks 3D ” and “ Dolphins and Whales 3D ” – which has cumulatively grossed over USD 86 million at the box office to date, which represent about 14 million viewers.