The first grandson of the legendary French explorer Jacques CousteauFabien Cousteau, will present at the congress ‘Space & Underwater Tourism Universal Summit’ (SUTUS), which will be held at the Les Roches Marbella hotel management school from September 28 to 30, the ‘Proteus’ project relating to the ‘Ocean International Space Station’, As reported by the organization on Wednesday.
Thus, Cousteau will present the latest on this initiative, which is presumed to be “the underwater equivalent of the International Space Station”, being the first as part of a network of habitats, and which will be located near the coast of Curaçao.
Accelerating solutions for human and environmental health Fabien Cousteau and Proteus Ocean Group, are building and will operate ‘Proteus’, a modular complex of underwater life, observatory and platform of next-generation global collaboration that will allow both the public and private sectors – including aquanauts, scientists, astronauts, filmmakers, visitors, artists, educators or students – conduct research, develop new applications, create innovative technologies and share their stories with the world.
According to the organization of the congress, the project “will drive solutions and innovation through the ocean exploration time acceleration, advancing scientific discovery, and facilitating the man-ocean connection by engaging global communities.” “By leveraging storytelling, immersive experiences, adventure and education, the initiative will bring to life the ocean science for global audiences and it will change the way we interact with the ocean”, they added.
Fabien Cousteau has an unattainable career thanks to his passion for the oceans and adventures under the sea, spending the most international aquanaut his early years aboard his famous grandfather’s ships, Calypso and Alcyone; and learning to dive on her fourth birthday.He is also known for his study of sharks.since between 2000 and 2002 Fabien was National Geographic Explorer General and collaborated on a television special aimed at changing public perceptions about sharks called ‘The Mystery Shark Attack’.
Between 2003 and 2006, he produced the documentary “Mind of a Demon”, which aired on CBS. With the help of a great team, created a realistic 14 foot shark submarine and 1,200 pounds named ‘Troy’, which allowed him to immerse himself in the world of sharks, giving viewers an unusual insight into the mysterious and often misunderstood creatures.
For the next four years (2006-2010), he was part of a multi-hour series for PBS called “Ocean Adventures” with his father, Jean-Michel Cousteau, and his sister, Céline, inspired by the famous PBS series of His 1978 grandfather, “Cousteau’s Odyssey”. Fabien has also been working with local communities and children around the world to help restore local aquatic ecosystems.