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Filmmaker - Explorer - Advocate

"Adventure is where you lead a full life."

 

 

 

 

 

Check out our new series Caribbean Pirate Treasure only on the Travel Channel.

ABOUT

Philippe at 6 with his grandfather

Philippe at 6 with his grandfather

Inspired by the legacy of his grandfather of Jacques Cousteau, Philippe is an multi Emmy-Nominated TV host and producer as well as an author, speaker, and social entrepreneur.

He and his wife Ashlan are the stars of The Travel Channel’s newest series Caribbean Pirate Treasure.  It follows the Cousteau's as they travel around the Caribbean, diving into maritime mysteries, exploring pirate histories and investigating the lore of lost treasures.   In addition, Philippe is the host and executive producer of the multi-Emmy nominated series Awesome Planet, now filming its fourth season which is syndicated on Fox and Hulu. 

He is also producer and host of a three-part series exploring innovation for sustainability in business sponsored by United Technologies.

Philippe and Ashlan on expedition in Marshall Islands

Philippe and Ashlan on expedition in Marshall Islands

In 2016 Philippe teamed up with his wife Ashlan to co-host Nuclear Sharks, the #1 show for Discovery’s Shark Week. In 2015, they co-hosted a three-part series with Takepart.com, exploring tiger and rhino conservation in Nepal called Treasures of the Terai.

As a special correspondent for CNN, he has hosted several award-winning shows, including Going Green and Expedition Sumatra. Philippe has also hosted and produced television programs for Animal Planet and the 8- part series Oceans for the BBC and Discovery Channel.

Philippe has served as a consultant on a select group of international resort developments where he advises on best practices for social and environmental sustainability and his team designs immersive and meaningful 21st century experiences that leverage local environmental and cultural assets to redefine destinations. 

In 2012 he was the president and spokesperson of the US Pavilion at the Yeosu World Expo in South Korea.  His firm designed, built and operated the Pavilion in partnership with the United States Department of State.

As an author, Philippe's latest children’s book, Follow the Moon Home has been chosen for the prestigious Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List.  In addition, he has co-written two award-winning books, Going Blue and Make a Splash, both of which have won multiple awards, including Learning Magazine’s 2011 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family, a Gold Nautilus Award, and a 2010 ForeWord Reviews Book of

Philippe testing water with youth in Washington DC

Philippe testing water with youth in Washington DC

His conservation efforts are focused on solving global social and environmental problems. In 2004 he founded EarthEcho International, a leading environmental education organization dedicated to inspiring youth to act now for a sustainable planet.  With a over ten years in operation, EarthEcho has established itself as a leading youth environmental education organization.

His conservation efforts are focused on solving global social and environmental problems. In 2004 he founded EarthEcho International, a leading environmental education organization dedicated to inspiring youth to take action for a sustainable planet.

Philippe is a sought-after speaker having hosted and keynoted various events for the United Nations, Harvard University, the University of Florida, the Society of Environmental Journalists, The Economist Magazine global summit, and countless corporate events and global conferences. He has testified before Congress several times and most recently presented at TEDx Pennsylvania Ave.

Philippe and his wife, fellow adventurer and TV host Ashlan Gorse-Cousteau, reside in Los Angeles, California.

Television

Caribbean Pirate Treasure

Follow Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau as they travel throughout the Caribbean exploring unsolved maritime mysteries, pirate histories, and legends of lost treasures.  

Each episode will explore a new tropical destination and the unique history that has shaped it into what it is today. For hundreds of years, the stories of pirates and lost treasure scattered around these islands have captivated the imagination of people around the world.

Philippe and Ashlan on location in Tortola

Philippe and Ashlan on location in Tortola

 
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With the help of local experts, historians, and archaeological institutions the Cousteaus pursue the high adventure of exploring the unknown; delving into the rich history of a region that for centuries has been at the crossroads of the New and Old World.  Inspired by the legacy of Philippe’s father and grandfather, the adventurous couple travel from lush jungles and thick swamps to the beautiful coral reefs and historic shipwrecks of the Caribbean in their search for answers.

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XPLORATION AWESOME PLANET

Each week Philippe hosts and co-executive produces a 30 minute riveting earth science documentary series that explores the most spectacular places – on the earth, inside the earth, and above the earth.  Syndicated on Fox stations throughout the country each Saturday morning and available free on Hulu.com the third season of Awesome Planet will premier in the Fall of 2016.

Nominated for TWO Emmy Awards

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NUCLEAR SHARKS FOR DISCOVERY CHANNEL SHARK WEEK 2016

Filming Reef Sharks off of Rongelap Atoll    

Filming Reef Sharks off of Rongelap Atoll

 

 

Philippe Cousteau, and his wife Ashlan Gorse Cousteau travel to the Bikini Atoll to explore a marine environment destroyed by nuclear testing during the Cold War. The nuclear devices detonated across the atoll vaporized two islands and destroyed every living thing.  Remarkably, 70 years later, nature has proved resilient and restored the marine ecosystem, re-populating the atoll with reef sharks.   But since reef sharks are considered non-migratory, where did they come from? How did they re-populate these remote atolls?  The team tags 17 sharks with GPS satellite tags and discovers that sharks do indeed migrate atoll-to-atoll.  Unfortunately and unexpectedly, the team also uncovers an illegal fishing fleet taking sharks from inside one of the largest shark sanctuaries in the Pacific. 

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ONLINE

Philippe Cousteau introduces us to narwhals, unicorns of the sea. The grandson of famed explorer Jacques Cousteau studies and explores the world's oceans just like his grandfather. His quest is to find a narwhal in the wild of the arctic.

PART 1: Rhinos

PART 2: Tigers

PART 3: Community

THE AQUATIC WORLD OF PHILIPPE COUSTEAU

Philippe hosts 2 seasons of a series for GreatBigStory.com about the weird, the wonderful and the shocking creatures found in the ocean.  As a tongue in cheek tribute to The Life Aquatic and therefore to his own legacy, this series is a fun and unexpected way to explore real science.

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TREASURES OF THE TERAI

In partnership with Takepart.com, Philippe and Ashlan launch a new series exploring hope in the face of the global poaching crisis.

"The black market demand for exotic animal trophies threatens some of our world's most valuable natural treasures. Ashlan and Philippe Cousteau, along with the World Wildlife Fund and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, journeyed deep into the jungles of the Terai region of southern Nepal in search of wildlife. Join them as they seek answers to an important question: How has this impoverished nation stemmed the tide of illegal poaching?"

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BOOKS

FOLLOW THE MOON HOME

Acclaimed environmental advocate Philippe Cousteau and renowned author Deborah Hopkinson team up to offer a story of the powerful difference young people can make in the world. Meet Viv, who has a new home and a new school by the sea, and follow her as she finds her way in a new place and helps bring together a whole community to save the sea turtles of the South Carolina coast.

 

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Awards

  • Nautilus Gold Award Winner
  • ForeWord Book of the Year Gold Award Winner, ForeWord Magazine
  • Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family 
  • 100 Best Children’s Products
  • 10 Best Socially Responsible Products

GOING BLUE: A TEEN GUIDE TO SAVING OUR OCEANS

Going Blue educates young people about the earth’s water crisis and gives them tools and inspiration to transform their ideas into action. With lively photos and practical suggestions, the book helps teens plan and do a meaningful service project that benefits our planet’s water system. Along the way, readers learn about issues such as clean water access, coral reef damage, runoff pollution, trash islands, factory fishing, bottled water, and much more.

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MAKE A SPLASH!: A Kid’s Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands

This elementary-level counterpart to the award-winning Going Blue: A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands teaches elementary kids about the earth’s water crisis and empowers them to do something about it. Filled with facts about our waters, their inhabitants, and the threats they face, Make a Splash! presents inspiring stories of kids in action and service projects for kids to help them make a difference. 

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CONSERVATION

EarthEcho International

I founded EarthEcho International in 2004 because I believe that youth are the hope for our planet and that a strong and effective environmental movement must be built through the next generation.  I am proud to say that EarthEcho has become the leading youth education organization dedicated to inspiring youth to act now for a sustainable future.  It was founded in honor of my father Philippe Cousteau Sr.