Jean-Michel Cousteau is a French oceanographic explorer, environmentalist and film producer. The first son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, he is the father of Fabien Cousteau and Céline Cousteau. Cousteau is the son of Simone Melchior. Cousteau first dived with an aqua-lung in 1945. Although he went to school to study architecture, he joined his father's Cousteau Society, serving for twenty years as executive vice president before striking out on his own in 1993 to produce environmental films. Cousteau and his father disagreed on the management and policies of the Society. After Cousteau opened a resort on a Fiji Island utilizing the family name, Jacques-Yves Cousteau filed a lawsuit against him in 1996. In June 1996, a court signed an injunction requiring him to add, with equal prominence in placement, his first name to the hotel. Jean-Michel founded the Ocean Futures Society in 1999, a marine conservation and education organization. In 2003, Francesca Sorrenti and Marisha Shibuya of the SKe GROUP project, in partnership with Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society, collaborated to produce Water Culture, a Trolley Books publication featuring a wide variety of photographer's water-related imagery and interviews with prominent world personalities on the problems facing our water supply.
Cousteau is Chairman of Green Cross France. Cousteau advocates for a world free of nuclear weapons, is a member of the Advisory Council of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Cousteau is working on a documentary highlighting the epic and disastrous 2010 Gulf Oil Spill in which 11 workers were killed during an explosion of deepwater rig 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana. In 2012, he published the book The Captain: My Life with Jacques Cousteau. Jean-Michel Cousteau is the President of Green Cross France & Territoires, a NGO proposing keys for actions towards a better environment for an unburden future, he has produced over 70 films. He appears in the 2003 IMAX documentary film Coral Reef Adventure, he appeared on a documentary-type special feature on the DVD version of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie in which he and Stephen Hillenburg talk about all of the real-life counterparts to the sea creatures seen in the cartoon series and movie. He did a similar feature for the DVD of the Disney/Pixar movie Finding Nemo.
In Disney's DVD release of Finding Nemo, Cousteau makes an appearance interacting with the characters from the film, Marlin and Dory, touting the need for better pollution control, showing videos of polluted coral reefs. Jean-Michel Cousteau made a new documentary series Ocean Adventures released in 2006. Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society, KQED and PBS are continuing production on the Ocean Adventures series for 2007 and 2008. In October 2006, Jean-Michel Cousteau, an expedition team that includes his son Fabien and daughter Céline, began filming along the Amazon River. Twenty years ago scientists predicted devastation and irreversible environmental damage here, 25 years ago Jean-Michel Cousteau and his legendary father traveled with their teams the entire length of the Amazon to document and see for themselves. In 2006, Cousteau's documentary Voyage to Kure inspired U. S. President George W. Bush to protect the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, making it—with its 140,000 square miles of ocean waters and atolls—one of the largest Marine Protected Areas in the world.
Unless noted otherwise, all are appearances as himself. The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau "Search in the Deep" "Savage Worlds of the Coral Jungle" The Alan Thicke Show Les Pièges de la mer aka Cries from the Deep Cousteau: Alaska: Outrage at Valdez The Sacred Mirror of Kofun Stories of the Sea Exploring the Reef with Jean-Michel Cousteau MacGillivray Freeman's Coral Reef Adventure Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina Deadly Sounds in the Silent World Sharks 3D Tout le monde en parle The 100 Greatest Family Films Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures "America's Underwater Treasures" Robert Redford "Sharks at Risk" "The Gray Whale Obstacle Course" "Voyage to Kure" "Return to the Amazon" "Sea Ghosts" "Call of the Killer Whale" Slater Meets Her Hero Jean-Micheal Cousteau Voxtours: "Karibische Jungferninseln - Die British Virgin Islands" Dolphins and Whales 3D: Tribes of the Ocean The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Wonders of the Sea 3D Jean-Michel Cousteau on IMDb Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures at PBS.org Ocean Futures Public School Insights' interview with Jean-Michel Cousteau Posted April 21, 2009 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0799879/ Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures
Jacques Piccard was a Swiss oceanographer and engineer, known for having developed underwater submarines for studying ocean currents. In the Challenger Deep, he and Lt. Don Walsh of the United States Navy were the first people to explore the deepest part of the world's ocean, the deepest location on the surface of Earth's crust, the Mariana Trench, located in the western North Pacific Ocean. Jacques Piccard was born in Brussels, Belgium, to Auguste Piccard, himself an adventurer and engineer. Jacques' father Auguste twice beat the record for reaching the highest altitude in a balloon, during 1931–1932; the Piccard family thus had the unique distinction of breaking world records for both the highest flight and the deepest dive. Jules Piccard Auguste Piccard Jacques Piccard Bertrand Piccard Jean Felix Piccard Jeannette Piccard Don Piccard Jacques's father, who had set altitude records in his balloon, started using the buoyancy technique used in balloons for developing a submersible vehicle, the bathyscaphe.
Jacques started out his career by teaching economics at University of Geneva while continuing to help his father improve the bathyscaphe to demonstrate its potential for operating in deep waters. During that period Piccard completed a diploma at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. Together and his father built three bathyscaphes between 1948 and 1955, which reached record depths of 4,600 feet and 10,000 feet. With this success, the younger Piccard abandoned economics to collaborate with his father on further improving the bathyscaphe and demonstrating its practicality for exploration and research. Jacques's son Bertrand Piccard is continuing his family traditions, he commanded the first non-stop balloon flight around the world in March 1999. Jacques sought financial help from the U. S. Navy, which at that time was exploring various ways of designing submarines for underwater research. Jacques was welcomed to the U. S. to demonstrate his bathyscaphe, now named the Trieste.
Impressed by his designs, the U. S. Navy hired Piccard as a consultant. Recognizing the strategic value of a workable submersible for submarine salvage and rescue, the Navy began testing the Trieste for greater depths. With his Trieste able to reach depths of 24,000 feet and his colleagues planned on an greater challenge—a voyage to the bottom of the sea. On 23 January 1960, Piccard and Lt. Don Walsh reached the floor of the Mariana Trench located in the western North Pacific Ocean; the depth of the descent was measured at 10,916 meters. The descent took five hours; the bathyscaphe carried no experiments were conducted. The descent progressed without incident until 30,000 feet, they continued the dive, however touching down in "snuff-colored ooze" at 35,800 feet. When they reached the featureless seabed, they saw a flat fish as well as a new type of shrimp. Marine biologists disputed their observations, claiming that no fish could survive the 17,000 psi pressure at such depths. Upon discovering cracks in the viewing windows, Piccard cut the voyage short.
After only a 20-minute stay on the bottom, they began dumping ballast for their return to the surface, the damaged vessel returned to its escort ships without incident in three hours and 15 minutes. The historic dive received worldwide attention, Piccard wrote an account of it, Seven Miles Down, with Robert Deitz, a renowned geologist who had helped plan the mission. A planned return expedition, never occurred; the Trieste was expensive to operate. It was incapable of collecting samples and could not take photographs and so had little scientific data to show for its voyages; the original vessel was retired in 1961, although a rebuilt version located the remains of two lost U. S. Navy nuclear submarines, the Thresher and the Scorpion. On 14 July 1969, just two days before the Apollo 11 launch, the Ben Franklin known as the Grumman/Piccard PX-15 mesoscaphe, was towed to the high-velocity center of the Gulf Stream off the coast of Palm Beach, Florida. Once on site, the Ben Franklin with its six-man, international crew descended to 1,000 feet off of Riviera Beach and drifted 1,444 miles north with the current for more than four weeks, surfacing near Maine.
The crew consisted of Jacques Piccard as the mission leader. Grumman selected; the U. S. Navy Oceanographic Office sent Frank Busby to conduct a bottom survey along the drift track over the Continental Shelf and the Royal Navy sent Ken Haigh, an acoustic specialist, who studied underwater acoustics and performed sonic experiments up and down the water column throughout the mission; the sixth man was Chet May from NASA. His specialty was "man working in space". Wernher von Braun learned about the Franklin mission, visited the submarine in Palm Beach, considered the mission a kind of analogue to a prolonged mission in space, such as on the forthcoming Skylab, he appointed May as a NASA observer to accompany the mission and study the effects of prolonged isolation on the human crew. Named f
Genoa is the capital of the Italian region of Liguria and the sixth-largest city in Italy. In 2015, 594,733 people lived within the city's administrative limits; as of the 2011 Italian census, the Province of Genoa, which in 2015 became the Metropolitan City of Genoa, counted 855,834 resident persons. Over 1.5 million people live in the wider metropolitan area stretching along the Italian Riviera. Located on the Gulf of Genoa in the Ligurian Sea, Genoa has been one of the most important ports on the Mediterranean: it is the busiest in Italy and in the Mediterranean Sea and twelfth-busiest in the European Union. Genoa has been nicknamed la Superba due to its glorious impressive landmarks. Part of the old town of Genoa was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2006 as Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli; the city's rich cultural history in art and cuisine allowed it to become the 2004 European Capital of Culture. It is the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, Andrea Doria, Niccolò Paganini, Giuseppe Mazzini, Renzo Piano and Grimaldo Canella, founder of the House of Grimaldi, among others.
Genoa, which forms the southern corner of the Milan-Turin-Genoa industrial triangle of Northwest Italy, is one of the country's major economic centers. The city has hosted massive shipyards and steelworks since the 19th century, its solid financial sector dates back to the Middle Ages; the Bank of Saint George, founded in 1407, is among the oldest in the world and has played an important role in the city's prosperity since the middle of the 15th century. Today a number of leading Italian companies are based in the city, including Fincantieri, Selex ES, Ansaldo Energia, Ansaldo STS, Edoardo Raffinerie Garrone, Piaggio Aerospace, Mediterranean Shipping Company and Costa Cruises; the flag of Genoa is a red cross on a white field. The English Monarch paid an annual tribute to the Doge of Genoa for this privilege." The patron saint of Genoa was Saint Lawrence until at least 958, but the Genoese transferred their allegiance to Saint George at some point during the 11th or 12th century, most with the rising popularity of the military saint during the Crusades.
Genoa had a banner displaying a cross since at latest 1218 as early as 1113. But the cross banner was not associated with the saint. A depiction of this flag is shown in the Genoese annals under the year 1227; the Genoese flag with the red cross was used alongside this "Saint George's flag", from at least 1218, known as the insignia cruxata comunis Janue. The saint's flag was the city's main war flag, but the cross flag was used alongside it in the 1240s; the Saint George's flag remained the main flag of Genoa at least until the 1280s. The flag now known as the "St. George's Cross" seems to have replaced it as Genoa's main flag at some point during the 14th century; the Book of Knowledge of All Kingdoms shows it, inscribed with the word iustiçia, described as: And the lord of this place has as his ensign a white pennant with a red cross. At the top it is inscribed in this manner; the city of Genoa covers an area of 243 square kilometres between the Ligurian Sea and the Apennine Mountains. The city stretches along the coast for about 30 kilometres from the neighbourhood of Voltri to Nervi, for 10 kilometres from the coast to the north along the valleys Polcevera and Bisagno.
The territory of Genoa is popularly divided into 5 main zones: the centre, the west, the east, the Polcevera and the Bisagno Valley. Genoa is adjacent to two popular Ligurian vacation spots: Portofino. In the metropolitan area of Genoa lies Aveto Natural Regional Park. Genoa has a humid subtropical climate in the Köppen climate classification, since only one summer month has less than 40 millimetres of rainfall, preventing it from being classified as oceanic or Mediterranean; the average yearly temperature is around 19 °C during 13 °C at night. In the coldest months: December and February, the average temperature is 12 °C during the day and 6 °C at night. In the warmest months – July and August – the average temperature is 27.5 °C during the day and 21 °C at night. The daily temperature range is limited, with an average range of about 6 °C between high and low temperatures. Genoa sees significant moderation from the sea, in stark contrast to areas behind the Ligurian mountains such as Parma, where summers are hotter and winters are quite cold.
Annually, the average 2.9 of nights recorded temperatures of ≤0 °C. The coldest temperature recorded was −8 °C on the night of February 2012. Average annual number of days with temperatures of ≥30 °C is about 8, average four days in July and August. Average annual temperature of the sea is 17.5 °C, from 13 °C in the period January–March to 25 °C in August. In the period from June to October, the average sea temperature exceeds
The Kiel Week or Kiel Regatta is an annual sailing event in Kiel, the capital of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is the largest sailing event in the world, one of the largest Volksfeste in Germany, attracting millions of people every year from all over Germany and neighbouring countries. Kiel Week is held annually in the last week in June, opens on the preceding Saturday with the official Glasen, followed by the Holstenbummel; the "Soundcheck" is on the Friday before the official opening. Kiel Week ends with a large fireworks display at 11 p.m. on Sunday, fired from pontoons or the quays at the Howaldtswerke, visible all across the Bay of Kiel. Most ship races begin at the Olympic Harbor of Schilksee the center of most sporting activities during Kiel Week; as Schilksee is located outside of the inner city and most sailing competitions take place yet further out, only some races - of smaller boat types - can be viewed from shore, namely from along the Kiellinie at the west coast of the Bay of Kiel.
Kiel Week gathers around 5,000 sailors, 2,000 ships, about three million visitors each year. The event is organized in joint effort by the Yacht Club of Kiel, the Norddeutscher Regattaverein, the Hamburger Sailing Club, the Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee. While Kiel Week started out as a ship racing championship, it has long since become a large festival with many popular bands playing on public stages, they play for free, although the corporate sponsors display their involvement prominently. Most of the stages can be found at the Kiellinie, as of late, across the Hoernbridge to the Germania harbor and the Hörn. Another area of rich cultural activity is the city center and the area connecting the city center with the ferry harbor. Between the public stages and on the International Market on the Rathausplatz, food specialties from different countries can be eaten. Small street performances and street comedy are performed in many places. A special children's program is available at the Spiellinie.
Kiel Week is one of the largest tall ship conventions in Germany, attracting many German and international traditional ships sailing ships. Many of them spend the week doing day tours out of Kiel, thus berthing much more in view of the festival visitors than the racing boats at Kiel-Schilksee. More than 100 traditional ships and hundreds of yachts participate in the Tall Ships Parade on the day before the closing day of the Kiel Week, i.e. on the second Saturday of Kiel Week. The Parade was first held in 1972, under the name of Operation Sail, was organized in celebration of the Olympic Summer Games in Germany that year, whose sailing competitions took place in Kiel, it was the first large gathering of tall ships since the time of the windjammers, its success led to the annual Parade and to the foundation of the first sail training organization in Germany. Today, the Parade is headed by the Gorch Fock, a sister ship to the German-built USCGC Eagle. Since 1948, advertises an annual Kiel Week poster for the festival week.
Their design is another example of the cultural positioning and visual-design tradition of the Kieler Woche. In this context represents a jury put together a selection of graphic designers and invites them to a competition for the corporate design of the festival week. An invitation is an honor, because the design contest enjoys a high reputation and many designs have been awarded national and international prizes. Among other things, the following graphic artists designed for the Kiel Week: Ernst Irmler, Anton Stankowski, Hans Hillmann, Michael Engelmann, Bruno K. Wiese, Rolf Müller, Otto Treumann, Ruedi Baur, Rosemarie Tissi, Hans Günther Schmitz, Christof Gassner, Siegfried Odermatt, Barbara & Gerd Baumann, Wim Crouwel, Fons M. Hickmann, Klaus Hesse, Markus Dressen, Peter Zizka, Henning Wagenbreth and Jeffrey Goldstein, Melchior Imboden and Stefan Guzy and Björn re; the series of Kieler Woche placards considered as a reflection of the recent graphic story. The motifs are applied to many objects and all of these - developed by the competition winner himself - applications reach after a short time collector status.
June 23, 1882 20 sailing yachts participate in a ship race from Düsternbrook. Because of the large success the event is held annually in the following years. 1889 The German Emperor Wilhelm II visits the ship races for the first time. 1892 More than 100 ships announce themselves for the ship races. 1894 The event is called Kiel Week for the first time in press reports. Emperor Wilhelm II is a regular visitor now. 1895 Opening of the Kiel Canal called Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanal during Kiel Week. 1907 25th anniversary of Kiel Week. Since more than 6,000 ships have been racing at the event. 1914 New canal locks are opened during Kiel Week. On June 28, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is murdered in Sarajevo, leading to World War I and interrupting Kiel Week. Between 1915-1918 Kiel Week is not held. 1934 Kiel Week becomes an instrument of propaganda for the Nazis. 1936 For the first time, Kiel is the location for the sailing contests at the Summer Olympics. 1937 Kiel Week is organized by the newly formed Yacht-C
Sunseeker International is a British luxury motor yacht manufacturer. Its headquarters and main assembly facility is at Poole in Dorset, England; the company has been making motor boats since 1969. Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group has owned the company since 2013, it is the largest UK-based luxury yachtmaker measured by 2012 revenues. Manufacturing is undertaken in Poole, in seven production plants and shipyards. An additional deep-water shipyard is used to build larger vessels. In March 2007, the company announced a 500 job expansion program, with a new site on the Isle of Portland, A new factory is being developed at New Quay Road, Poole. In October 2002, Robert Braithwaite, the founder of Sunseeker International, was named Ernst & Young's UK Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2006 Robert Braithwaite led a £44 million MBO of the company, backed by Bank of Scotland; the company features in the 2008 Sunday Times list Profit Track 100 of the most profitable non-listed companies and in the Top Track 250 list of mid-sized non-listed companies.
In 2010, Irish private equity firm FL Partners took over ownership of Sunseeker through a debt restructuring deal after Sunseeker posted losses the previous year. On 19 June 2013 it was announced that the Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group had agreed to buy a 91.8% stake in Sunseeker for £320M. As reported, it has been promised that the day-to-day running of Sunseeker in Poole will be unaffected, with its 2,500-strong workforce keeping their jobs; the deal is set to be sealed by mid-August. In January 2015, Phil Popham was appointed as the company's new Chief Executive Officer. Sunseeker boats have featured in the James Bond film series since The World Is Not Enough, chasing up the Thames in the pre-credits sequence, continued through Die Another Day, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace; this latest outing showed Sunseeker's new 37m Yacht and the Superhawk 43. A BBC Two documentary about the brand, Britain's Biggest Superyachts: Chasing Perfection, shows the building of the Sunseeker 131 yacht.
In the feature film Logan, James is shown trying to secure money to buy a Sunseeker and live with Charles Xavier and Caliban on the ocean. Fairline Boats Princess Yachts Official website
Germany the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north and the Czech Republic to the east and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, Luxembourg and the Netherlands to the west. Germany includes 16 constituent states, covers an area of 357,386 square kilometres, has a temperate seasonal climate. With 83 million inhabitants, it is the second most populous state of Europe after Russia, the most populous state lying in Europe, as well as the most populous member state of the European Union. Germany is a decentralized country, its capital and largest metropolis is Berlin, while Frankfurt serves as its financial capital and has the country's busiest airport. Germany's largest urban area is the Ruhr, with its main centres of Essen; the country's other major cities are Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Dresden, Bremen and Nuremberg. Various Germanic tribes have inhabited the northern parts of modern Germany since classical antiquity.
A region named Germania was documented before 100 AD. During the Migration Period, the Germanic tribes expanded southward. Beginning in the 10th century, German territories formed a central part of the Holy Roman Empire. During the 16th century, northern German regions became the centre of the Protestant Reformation. After the collapse of the Holy Roman Empire, the German Confederation was formed in 1815; the German revolutions of 1848–49 resulted in the Frankfurt Parliament establishing major democratic rights. In 1871, Germany became a nation state when most of the German states unified into the Prussian-dominated German Empire. After World War I and the revolution of 1918–19, the Empire was replaced by the parliamentary Weimar Republic; the Nazi seizure of power in 1933 led to the establishment of a dictatorship, the annexation of Austria, World War II, the Holocaust. After the end of World War II in Europe and a period of Allied occupation, Austria was re-established as an independent country and two new German states were founded: West Germany, formed from the American and French occupation zones, East Germany, formed from the Soviet occupation zone.
Following the Revolutions of 1989 that ended communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe, the country was reunified on 3 October 1990. Today, the sovereign state of Germany is a federal parliamentary republic led by a chancellor, it is a great power with a strong economy. As a global leader in several industrial and technological sectors, it is both the world's third-largest exporter and importer of goods; as a developed country with a high standard of living, it upholds a social security and universal health care system, environmental protection, a tuition-free university education. The Federal Republic of Germany was a founding member of the European Economic Community in 1957 and the European Union in 1993, it is part of the Schengen Area and became a co-founder of the Eurozone in 1999. Germany is a member of the United Nations, NATO, the G7, the G20, the OECD. Known for its rich cultural history, Germany has been continuously the home of influential and successful artists, musicians, film people, entrepreneurs, scientists and inventors.
Germany has a large number of World Heritage sites and is among the top tourism destinations in the world. The English word Germany derives from the Latin Germania, which came into use after Julius Caesar adopted it for the peoples east of the Rhine; the German term Deutschland diutisciu land is derived from deutsch, descended from Old High German diutisc "popular" used to distinguish the language of the common people from Latin and its Romance descendants. This in turn descends from Proto-Germanic *þiudiskaz "popular", derived from *þeudō, descended from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂- "people", from which the word Teutons originates; the discovery of the Mauer 1 mandible shows that ancient humans were present in Germany at least 600,000 years ago. The oldest complete hunting weapons found anywhere in the world were discovered in a coal mine in Schöningen between 1994 and 1998 where eight 380,000-year-old wooden javelins of 1.82 to 2.25 m length were unearthed. The Neander Valley was the location where the first non-modern human fossil was discovered.
The Neanderthal 1 fossils are known to be 40,000 years old. Evidence of modern humans dated, has been found in caves in the Swabian Jura near Ulm; the finds included 42,000-year-old bird bone and mammoth ivory flutes which are the oldest musical instruments found, the 40,000-year-old Ice Age Lion Man, the oldest uncontested figurative art discovered, the 35,000-year-old Venus of Hohle Fels, the oldest uncontested human figurative art discovered. The Nebra sky disk is a bronze artefact created during the European Bronze Age attributed to a site near Nebra, Saxony-Anhalt, it is part of UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme. The Germanic tribes are thought to date from the Pre-Roman Iron Age. From southern Scandinavia and north Germany, they expanded south and west from the 1st century BC, coming into contact with the Celtic tribes of Gaul as well