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Philippe Cousteau    

Explorer, Social Entrepreneur & Environmental Advocate; Grandson of Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Inspired by the legacy of his grandfather of Jacques Cousteau, Philippe is an multi Emmy-Nominated TV host and producer as well as an author, speaker, and social entrepreneur. Philippe is the host and executive producer of the multi-Emmy nominated weekly syndicated series Awesome Planet, now in its sixth season.

Most recently, Philippe and Ashlan are the co-Heads of Impact for a new location-based destination experience about the ocean called Hidden Worlds that will launch in 2021. In 2019, their Virtual Reality experience Drop in the Ocean premiered at Tribeca Film Festival Interactive.

Recently Philippe and his wife Ashlan were the stars of The Travel Channel’s hit series Caribbean Pirate Treasure; winner of a Cynopsis Media Award for Best Adventure Reality Series. In 2016 Philippe teamed up with his wife Ashlan to co-host Nuclear Sharks, the #1 show for Discovery’s Shark Week. In 2015, they co-hosted a three-part series with Takepart.com, exploring tiger and rhino conservation in Nepal called Treasures of the Terai.

As a special correspondent for CNN, he has hosted several award-winning shows, including his series Going Green which ran for four years and the 8-part special Expedition Sumatra. Philippe has also hosted and produced television programs for Animal Planet and the 8-part series Oceans for the BBC and Discovery Channel.

His conservation efforts are focused on solving global social and environmental problems. In 2005 he founded EarthEcho International; a leading environmental education organization that is building a global youth movement to restore and protect our ocean planet. To date, EarthEcho has activated over 2 million youth in 146 countries through its programs.

Through his consulting and media development company Voyacy Ventures, Philippe has served as a consultant on a select group of international resort developments where he advises on best practices for social and environmental sustainability and his team designs immersive and meaningful 21st century experiences that leverage local environmental and cultural assets to redefine destinations.
In 2012 he was the president and spokesperson of the US Pavilion at the Yeosu World Expo in South Korea. His firm designed, built and operated the Pavilion in partnership with the United States Department of State.

Philippe also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Red Sea Project, a new luxury destination development in Saudi Arabia.

As an author, Philippe’s children’s book, Follow the Moon Home has been chosen for the prestigious Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. In addition, he has co-written, Going Blue and Make a Splash, both of which have won multiple awards, including Learning Magazine’s 2011 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family, a Gold Nautilus Award, and a 2010 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Gold Award. His new book series, The Endangereds, with Harper Collins, launched in September of 2020 and his latest book, Oceans for Dummies, which he co-authored with his wife Ashlan was released in February 2021. Philippe is a sought-after speaker having hosted and keynoted various events for the United Nations, Harvard University, the University of Florida, the Society of Environmental Journalists, The Economist Magazine global summit, and countless corporate events and global conferences. He has testified before Congress several times and serves on the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund, the Board of Antarctica 2020, the Board of Directors of Green 2.0, and the Board of Advisors of the Environmental Media Association.

Philippe also works with select companies that have demonstrated a commitment to conservation including serving as a La Mer Blue Heart Ambassador and a Global Ambassador for Aqualung. Philippe and his wife, fellow adventurer and TV host Ashlan Cousteau, reside in Los Angeles, California with their daughter Vivienne and rescue dog Kenai.

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Across a Crowded Room - NYTimes.com

Ashlan Gorse and Philippe Cousteau Jr. Across a Crowded Room. Kosuke Okahara for The New York Times. The couple at the 16th-century chateau near ...

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