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Pierre-Yves Cousteau

Pierre-Yves Cousteau

Founding President of Cousteau Divers and Officer of the Programmes Marins de l'Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature

BACKGROUND/ Academic and professional background

Three degrees (Biochemistry, Space Science and MBA INSEAD). Professional experience with the NASA Astrobiology Laboratory, Chemistry Laboratory of Natural Sciences Tahiti (ethnopharmacology), the University of Berkley, California (Genetic Barcode), the European Space Agency (coordination of biology experiments for the International Space station), Ubisoft Singapore (marketing in the video game industry). Diving professor and underwater photographer. Cleantech Entrepreneur (commercialization of the Turbosail technology).

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?

Cousteau Divers is a global network of divers and diving centers working for the study and protection of marine environment. Diagnosis in real time of the oceans health. Work for awareness and education.

IUCN work in many scientific and policy areas, including the promotion of environmental values in European society and the development of “blue” financial products, enabling  investment  in the preservation.

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

Global action

IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental impact… of your activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?

Scientific and community impact; data collection and awareness.

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

“If our magnanimity is able to overcome the narrowness of human spinelessness, lot of time proves available for our exploration.” Seneca