A National Geographic Emerging Explorer, filmmaker and globally recognized advocate on water issues, Alexandra Cousteau continues the work of her renowned grandfather Jacques-Yves Cousteau and her father Philippe Cousteau, Sr. She has mastered the remarkable storytelling tradition handed down to her and has the unique ability to inspire audiences on the weighty issues of policy, politics and action. Alexandra is dedicated to advocating the importance of conservation and sustainable management of water in order to preserve a healthy planet. Her global initiatives seek to inspire and empower individuals to protect not only the ocean and its inhabitants, but also the human communities that rely on freshwater resources.


Alexandra has been going on expedition since she was an infant, joining her parents on location when they were filming for "Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau" from 1976 to 1979, and then intermittently joining her grandparents on the Calypso until the early 1990s. For Alexandra, being with her crew on expedition is where she feels most alive and most at home.

Building on the Cousteau legacy of exploration and “experiential storytelling,” Alexandra has led or participated in expeditions across 6 continents over the past 20 years to tell some of the most critical water stories of our time.