Tribute to Captain Cousteau, Chile

26 November 2010

Pierre-Yves Cousteau, Joël Le Bail and Faustine Martinez have returned from their trip to Chile, where they accepted a magnificent tribute, on behalf of Captain Jacques Cousteau

The Cousteau team enjoyed a wonderful program of events in Chile thanks to the Chilean communications agency Alkance Comunicaciones that first prompted the tribute.
Everything began with a meeting with marine science students at the Andres Bello University, where Pierre-Yves Cousteau spoke about Captain Cousteau’s work. Henri Garcia shared stories with the students about his life as a diver on board Calypso. Joel le Bail, Director of Advanced Education for Equipe Cousteau, addressed the importance of a multidisciplinary education.
The following day, a large symposium was held in collaboration with Poder Y Negocios magazine, with Minister of the Environment María Ignacia Benítez and many Chileans entrepreneurs attending.

Then, Pierre-Yves Cousteau, Henri Garcia, María Ignacia Benítez and Minister of Commerce Juan Andrés Fontaine Talavera traveled to Quintay on the Pacific coast for a symbolic dive and to christen a natural preserve with the Rapa Nui name Motu Motiro Hiva.
Finally, Pierre-Yves Cousteau and Henri Garcia received from the President of the Republic of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, the title of “Environmental Pioneer” in the name of Captain Cousteau.

>> Click here for a Spanish-language article about the Cousteau team in Chile.