Céline Cousteau seeks to educate through adventure and exploration – whether she’s creating an innovative new series of documentary film productions, diving, speaking to audiences around the world, leading an expedition to the peaks of the Andes, swimming amid a school of sharks in the South Pacific or with a medical team in the Peruvian Amazon.
Daughter of ocean explorer and filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau and granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, she is featured in PBS’ most successful new television series, Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures. Fluent in three languages, Céline has collaborated with her father’s Ocean Futures Society promoting the educational program, “Ambassadors of the Environment”, throughout her travels. She has worked on the preparation of expeditions, field production, and as an on camera presenter. Céline has worked on a documentary for Discovery Channel, aiding scientists conduct research on the many shark species of the Great Barrier Reef. She is also an international spokeswoman for La Prairie cosmetic company, representing their line of Advanced Marine Biology creams and is also Ambassador to the Clean Up the World Campaign out of Australia.
Passionate about intercultural relations, Cousteau received her masters in International and Intercultural Management from the School for International Training. She has worked for a number of prestigious organizations, from the University for Peace of United Nations to the Earth Council’s Earth Charter Project.
Cousteau is in constant motion and a respected symbol for a new generation about our relationship to the natural world. Endeavoring to learn and explore the many regions of the world both above and below water as well as the cultures within them, she seeks to make connections between the human species and our environment. Not just an adventurer and explorer, Céline is an incredible storyteller, connecting unique and diverse cultures, showcasing the importance of learning from one another and helping preserve the distinctive beauty and knowledge of each and every group of people.