Abu Dhabi-UAE: 09 November, 2014 – Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced that French-American explorer and sustainability advocate Céline Cousteau will deliver a lecture on 12 November on ocean wealth at an on-campus event in Abu Dhabi.
Cousteau, member of the World Economic Forum Council on Oceans, is also the daughter of famous ocean explorer and filmmaker Jean Michel Cousteau, and grand-daughter of the legendary Jacques Yves Cousteau. Her lecture titled ‘From Oceans to Amazon: Our Human Story in Nature’, is being organized on 12 November at the Masdar Institute campus under its Distinguished Lecture Series.
Founder and Executive Director of CauseCentric Productions, a non-profit organization that creates cause-focused multi-media content, Cousteau will also share her inspiring stories of ocean adventures – from tagging sharks off the coast of Australia, to diving in the frigid waters of Antarctica. She will additionally highlight her biggest project to date, where she is helping the Vale do Javari tribes fighting for their future in Brazil’s indigenous Amazon territory.
The Masdar Institute Distinguished Lecture Series frequently hosts sustainability champions, corporate leaders, renowned professionals and academicians for knowledge sharing and interactive sessions as part of human capital development efforts.