Cousteau, Jacques-Yves


Cousteau, Jacques-Yves
(1910-1997)
   naval officer, oceanographer, filmmaker
   A leading figure in the field of modern oceanography, Jacques Cousteau, as he is known, was born in Saint-André-de-Cubzac and was educated at the Naval School in Brest. While serving as a naval gunnery officer, he began his underwater explorations. In 1943, with Émile Gagnan, a French engineer, Cousteau perfected the aqualung, enabling divers to stay underwater for several hours at a time. From his base on his ship, Calypso, he made his award-winning underwater films, including Le Monde du silence (1950) and Le Monde sans soleil (1965). He also produced several acclaimed television documentaries and film shorts. Cousteau served as director of the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco (1957-88) and was active in environmental programs, in particular those that protected the ecology of the seas and oceans of the world. He was elected to the Académie Française in 1988.

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