An Exciting and Crucial Moment in History: Paris Climate Conference 2015

December 10, 2015
Climate change will affect every one of us, we must take serious actions now so that future generations may have the same privileges we have had the honor to know.  © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures SocietyMany things have changed since my childhood days growing up in the south of France. I have witnessed beautiful, untouched treasures on earth, and I have seen the destructive consequences of human’s careless actions ...

Statement for World Decision-Makers at the UN Climate Conference in Paris

December 9, 2015
IraMeyer - PolarBearTime is running out. There has been enough talking. We must take actions now to change the course of our global future ...

Oceania 21 – Third Pacific Summit in New Caledonia

May 13, 2015
aerial014TO_0_0.jpg We are all are connected to the Pacific, one way or another. Today we have not only the responsibility to care for our ocean home, but also the privilege – the only species – that has the choice not to disappear ...

Earth Hour 2015

March 27, 2015
CEV4535_0.jpg Join Jean-Michel Cousteau and the OFS team on Saturday March 28th for Earth Hour, a worldwide initiative celebrating the power of individuals, communities, and businesses to come together ...

Ocean Acidification: Crumbling the Shells of the Sea

September 25, 2014
Because colder water is able to absorb and hold more gasses, and therefore absorbs more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, places like the Pacific NW, home to the Giant Pacific Octopus  (Enteroctopus dolfleini), are more at risk from ocean acidification.  Ocean Futures Society diver Matt Ferraro comes face-to-face with one of these giants of the deep.  ©Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society What we hold at stake here is not the future of the planet – for in the long-term the planet will certainly endure. Truly, what we hold at stake is the future of us ...

Making the Connection: Ice Cover in the Arctic

July 15, 2011
Ocean Futures diver in Arctic IceAs divers, we have a responsibility to not only share our personal experiences of adventures beneath the waves and the hidden treasures we discover on every dive, but to continually educate ourselves ...

One Action, One Day at a Time

Gulf Oil DisasterJuly 6, 2010
As consumers, we depend on the use of oil. Now is the time to take a look at alternatives. For whatever you can afford, there are ways to work toward using renewable energies ...

In Honor of the 40th Celebration of Earth Day

Coral Reef, Nemena, FijiApril 21, 2010
Top Ten Actionable Items to Best Ensure a Sustainable Ocean for the Future. The ocean works hard for us. Now it is time for us to work on its behalf ...

Earth Hour Saturday March 27, 2010

Polar Bear Where are you on Saturday March 27th at 8:30pm? Join Jean-Michel Cousteau and the entire OFS team in the dark as we celebrate the power of the individual in reducing greenhouse gases and slowing down the effects of climate change ...

Water Alive

Plankton February 11, 2010
During the many years that my father, Jacques Cousteau, and I sailed onboard Calypso, we stood at the helm of our ship as the cameras rolled and we crossed what seemed endless oceans. We discovered firsthand, sometimes wave by wave, that this is indeed a water planet ...