Ocean Futures Society
"Protect the Ocean and You Protect Yourself" - Jean-Michel Cousteau
The mission of Ocean Futures Society is to explore our global ocean, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection, documenting the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrating the ocean's vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet.
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Ocean Futures Society was founded in 1999 by ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau to carry on his dream – to explore the global oceans and share with the world the critical connection between the quality of the ocean and the quality of our lives. Jean-Michel and his team participated in the first attempt to rehabilitate a captive orca, Keiko, star of the “Free Willy” film, and return him to his ocean home. Documenting the entire journey, the Ocean Futures Society team learned first-hand of Keiko’s challenges and the accomplishment of his final freedom.
Ocean Futures Society is committed to educating the public on marine conservation and finding sustainable solutions to protect our ocean planet. From creating educational programs around the world that immerse children in nature, to communicating the importance of sustainable living, to producing documentaries that shed light on the state of the planet, Ocean Futures Society reaches both large and small audiences, winning hearts, and helping people fall in love with nature.
Jean-Michel and his team participated in the first attempt to rehabilitate a captive orca, Keiko, star of the “Free Willy” film, and to return him to his ocean home. Documenting the entire journey, the Ocean Futures Society team learned first-hand of Keiko’s challenges and the accomplishment of his final freedom.
Jean-Michel Cousteau and his team at Ocean Futures Society travel the world, meeting new people, new cultures, and new environments – always bringing with them their message of education, inspiration, and hope for a more sustainable future for our life-support system: the ocean.
Board Of Directors
- Jean-Michel Cousteau - Chairman
- Dr. Sylvia Earle - Director
- Tim Trabon
- Charles Vinick
- Jean-Michel Cousteau - President and Chairman
Ocean Futures Offices
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Ocean Futures Society – Headquarters
513 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ocean Futures Society Brasil
Pça. Dom José Gaspar 134
15 andar, sala 152
CEP 01311-940, Brasil
TEL 55 11 3237.4995
FAX 55 11 3237.5084
501 3(c) Letter of Determination
Ocean Futures Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, U.S. tax ID #95-4455199