The Hall of Fame ion is yet another honour for Cousteau, one of the most recognized figures in ocean exploration and environmentalism in the world. At the 2002 Winter Olympics, Jean-Michael became the first person to represent the environment at the Opening Ceremony of the games. In 1998, the Vice President Al Gore bestowed an Environmental Hero Aware to Cousteau at the National Ocean Conference in Monterey, CA. Throughout the 1990’s, Cousteau received the DEMA’s Reaching Out Award, the NOGI Award from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences, the SeaKeepers Award from Showbaots International, and the John M Olquin Marine Environment Award from the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
Cousteau has produced over 70 films and been awarded the Emmy, the Peabody Award, the 7 d’ Or-the French equivalent of the Emmy, and the Cable Ace Award.
The mission of Ocean Futures Society is to explore of our global ocean, inspire and educate people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection, documenting the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrating the ocean’s vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet. Ocean Futures Society is based in Santa Barbara, CA.