Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques-Yvez Cousteau, recently embarked on a
journey to live underwater for 31 days- next, he’ll be sharing his experience and
knowledge with the 2014 IF Water audience. The overarching theme for Mission
31 is the human-ocean connection within the lens of exploration and discovery.
Three main topics will be highlighted throughout Mission 31: climate change and
the related challenges of ocean acidification; ocean pollution with an emphasis on
the effects of plastics; and overconsumption of resources with specific focus on the
decline of biodiversity.
Check out photos from Fabien’s project here.
Fabien is an oceanographic explorer, conservationist and documentary filmmaker. Fabien has spent his life fulfilling his family’s legacy of protecting and preserving the planet’s endangered marine inhabitants and habitats. Fabien’s work has followed the legacy of his grandfather, who was, among many other things, a filmmaker, scientist, author, and researcher who studied the sea and life in water. Fabien’s IF Water talk will draw from his vast experiences and engage listeners in discussion surrounding the world’s water.
If you would like to hear Fabien speak in person, don’t miss IF Water 2014. The 3rd Annual IF Water Conference will be held on Tuesday, September 30th in conjunction with IdeaFestival® at the Kentucky International Convention Center. Read more about it here.
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