Philippe Cousteau
Environment Advocate
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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.

He and his wife Ashlan are the stars of The Travel Channel’s newest series Caribbean Pirate Treasure.  It follows the Cousteau’s as they travel around the Caribbean, diving into maritime mysteries, exploring pirate histories and investigating the lore of lost treasures.   In addition, Philippe is the host and executive producer of the multi-Emmy nominated series Awesome Planet, now filming its fourth season which is syndicated on Fox and Hulu.

He is also producer and host of a three-part series exploring innovation for sustainability in business sponsored by United Technologies.

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, 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 Going Green and 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.

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.

As an author, Philippe latest children’s book, Follow the Moon Home has been chosen for the prestigious Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List.  In addition, he has co-written two award-winning books, 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 conservation efforts are focused on solving global social and environmental problems. In 2004 he founded EarthEcho International, a leading environmental education organization dedicated to inspiring youth to take action for a sustainable planet.

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 most recently presented at TEDx Pennsylvania Ave.

Philippe and his wife, fellow adventurer and TV host Ashlan Gorse-Cousteau, reside in Los Angeles, California.


Speech Topics

  • Continuing a Legacy of Innovation
    We all know that humanity faces an environmental crisis of epic proportions, the question is “What can we do about it?” Through a mix of rarely seen clips of his father and grandfather’s films to new selections from his own documentaries Philippe will explore the challenges we face and how to apply the legacy of innovation that has been a hallmark of his family to solve them. From philanthropy to Wall Street, new ideas are transforming how we see the world and giving hope for the future.
  • Ocean of Hope
    For far too long the oceans have been seen as a victim. Philippe will explore how the oceans can be a source of solutions and source for many of our greatest challenges, from climate change, to food security.
  • Education is the Key
    The United States ranks 38th in the world in science and math education. How can we solve environmental challenges if citizens don’t understand the underlying science? As the CEO and co-founder of a leading environmental education organization, Philippe believes that focusing on education is critical to prepare the next generation to face and solve these problems. He will explore his pioneering work in environmental education and in particular his focus on providing resources to educators that can bring STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education alive in the classroom.
Official Site
Official Site: Caribbean Pirate Gold
Official Site: Earth Echo
Article: Healing Our Ocean
Article: Cousteau Bites into the Mystery of ‘Nuclear Sharks’
Video: Nepal’s Anti-Poaching Strategy
Article: Cousteau Celebrates International Day of Happiness
Article: Empower Youths to Protect the Ocean
Video: Protecting Oceans
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