Supporting Fabien Cousteau’s Mission 31
Fēnix Energy supports environmental research and efforts to educate the next generation on how to live in a healthier and more sustainable world. That’s why we sponsored Mission 31.
The overarching theme for Mission 31 is the human-ocean connection within the lens of exploration and discovery. Throughout Mission 31, Cousteau’s team conducted extended scuba diving expeditions to collect scientific data and IMAX footage. They hosted various one-day guests, conversed live with classrooms, and kept in touch with the outside world via social media. Cousteau estimated that his team collected the equivalent of two years’ worth of surface dive data, enough for 10 scientific papers. Mission 31 was envisioned as a tribute to Cousteau’s grandfather, Jacques Cousteau, who spent 30 days living underwater in 1963. Fabien Cousteau beat his grandfather’s record for time spent underwater by a film crew by one day!