Jacques-Yves Cousteau is a legend. One of the objectives of his expeditions was to inspire love for our fragile blue planet. A second objective was his scientific work. His lifework engenders a deep respect for marine life and the willingness to help protect it. This need to protect endangered species is just as relevant today as it ever was and has the unrestricted support of IWC.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau was a passionate engineer, inventor, researcher and film-maker. He devoted his entire life to the fascinating world of the deep sea. As the leader of major diving expeditions and a tireless campaigner on a political level, his main motivation for his research expeditions was to protect and preserve the fragile equilibrium of marine ecosystems. Dedicated to helping ordinary people to discover, understand and love their blue planet, Jacques-Yves Cousteau produced more than 120 movies, wrote numerous books, published articles in hundreds of magazines and invented or improved a vast range of scientific equipment. Instantly recognizable by his red cap and gaunt silhouette, Cousteau was co-inventor of the aqualung, which enabled divers to explore ocean depths for extended periods and opened a window to an entire world then virtually unknown to humankind.