The Future of the Amazon

Céline S. Cousteau speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here Festival (16:05)

Céline Cousteau is founder and executive director of CauseCentric Productions, a non-profit organization that creates cause focused multi-media content. Céline holds a degree in Psychology, a Masters in International and Intercultural Management and is fluent in three languages. Often traveling as a public speaker, Céline is a member of the World Economic Forum Council on Oceans, collaborating with the council to provide recommendations to the WEF about ocean issues. In addition, she engages the council towards better communication of their agenda.

Daughter of ocean explorer and filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau and granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Yves Cousteau, Céline created a 2-day event called “Ocean Inspiration” (2011) in tribute to her grandfather’s 100th anniversary. This event served as a platform to celebrate and recognize ocean advocacy in all forms, from science to art, and dance to filmmaking. It is with this same philosophy that Céline uses photography, written word, documentaries, and more. Most frequently focusing on the human story within the natural world, these various methods enhance her role as spokesperson for the many issues and causes she supports.

Ms Cousteau’s current major work is a feature length documentary project and engagement campaign, “Tribes on the Edge” based on her personal journey with the tribes of the Vale do Javari indigenous territory in the Brazilian Amazon.