USA, France (1938- )
Last updated: June 21, 2018 at 4:13 am
Explorer; environmentalist; educator; film producer; architect; President of Ocean Futures, a non-profit marine conservation and education organization that serves as a “Voice for the Ocean” by communicating in all media the critical bond between people and the sea and the importance of wise environmental policy; President of l’Association Green Cross France et Territoires; former Executive Vice President of The Cousteau Society / Équipe Cousteau; produced over 75 films; multiple award winner (Emmy, Peabody, 7 d’Or, Cable Ace); Executive Producer of Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Adventures; first person to represent the Environment in the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games (Salt Lake City, 2002); conducted the world’s first live underwater video chat; member of the world’s first scuba diving family; dove for the first time with his father and brother at age 7, which makes him the longest active diver in the world; published My Father, The Captain: My Life with Jacques Cousteau in 2012; son of Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Simone Melchior Cousteau; father of Fabien Cousteau (1967) and Céline Cousteau (1972).
“Protect the ocean and you protect yourself.”
“We are all connected to the ocean. Without healthy oceans, no life, not even on land, can exist.”
— Jean-Michel Cousteau
Légion d’honneur (Chevalier, 2016)
Legend of the Sea (Beneath the Sea, 2015)
International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (2003)
NOGI Award (Science, 1993)
Diver of the Year (Beneath the Sea)
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.