THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE INAUGURAL VIRTUAL CARIBBEAN YOUTH PARLIAMENT ON CLIMATE JUSTICE BEGINS SEP. 23.
Aquanaut, Oceanographic Explorer, Environmental Advocate and Founder of the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center, Fabian Cousteau, will be one of the feature speakers during the official opening of the inaugural Virtual Youth Parliament on Climate Justice, which will take place on Thursday 23 September 2021. Fabien is the first grandson of the legendary Jacque-Yves Cousteau. He spent his early years aboard his famous grandfather’s ships, Calypso and Alcyone.
Fabien is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board for Proteus Ocean Group (POG), an Explorers Club Member and a WWF Ocean Witness. He is also a Board Member of River Keepers and the Sea Keepers Science Council and has been recently named Honorary Advisor to the NGO Committee Sustainable Development-NY. He has received several awards including the United Nations NEXUS Global Goals Award for Excellence and Leadership, David Attenborough Excellence in Filmmaking Award, Golden Eagle Award, Beneath The Sea Diver of The Year, World Team “Pioneer For The Planet” Award, Peter Benchley Lifetime Award and is the ISS (International Super Yacht Society) Awards Judge and creator of the ISS Fabien Cousteau BLUE Award.
Fabien is well known for his study of sharks. From 2000-2002, Fabien was an Explorerat-Large for National Geographic and collaborated on a TV special aimed at changing public conceptions about sharks called, “Attack of the Mystery Shark”. In 2003-2006, he produced the documentary, “Mind of a Demon”, that aired on CBS.
In June 2014, Fabien and his team of aquanauts embarked on Mission 31, the longest science expedition to take place at Aquarius, the world’s only underwater marine laboratory located in Florida. Fabien’s Mission 31 broke new ground in ocean exploration and honored the 50th anniversary of his grandfather’s original underwater living experiment (Conshelf Two) by going deeper, longer and further, while broadcasting the Mission live on multiple channels educating and exposing the world to the adventure and mystique of our blue planet.
Further information on Fabien Cousteau can be found on our website at www.caribbeanclimatejustice.org/fabien and on www.fabiencousteauolc.org. For more information on the work of the Caribbean Climate Justice Project, please visit www.caribbeanclimatejustice.org.