ALEXANDRA COUSTEAU JOINS OCEANA Published: 01 March, 2012
Oceana has announced that Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, has become a senior advisor to the organization.
Alexandra is a distinguished international ocean advocate. As senior advisor she will lend her environmental expertise and influence to help guide the organizations global campaigns to protect and restore the oceans.
I admire Oceanas effectiveness, said Alexandra. In order to protect our oceans we need action that produces tangible results and thats what Oceana does. Ive traveled the globe exploring our oceans and Ive learned from the worlds best, so I know whats at stake. I trust in Oceanas ability to protect the oceans and Im thrilled to do my part to help it keep winning.
Besides lending her expertise to Oceana, Alexandra is a National Geographic Explorer, founder of Blue Legacy International, and brand ambassador for Oceana expedition partner Revo Sunglasses.
Alexandra comes from a family of ocean heroes; its in her blood. I cant think of a better person to join Oceana as we tackle our second decade of ocean conservation, said Oceana CEO Andy Sharpless. Shes been at this since her first ocean expedition when she was four months old, so she has a level of experience and credibility that is extremely unique. Were immensely fortunate to have her on our team.
Enhancing her familys legacy, Alexandra has become an established and well-respected voice in the ocean conservation community. She was honored as National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2008 and a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum. She served as a Global Water Advisor for the Live Earth 2010 Run for Water and in 2009 joined Discovery Channel to co-host Blue August.