ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award

Created in 2011, In conjunction with the International Superyacht Society the ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award celebrates stewardship of marine ecosystems. Environmental leadership, global oceanic conservation and resource preservation are prerequisites for nomination. The integration of environmental technologies and resource management with the goal of setting achievable standards and models for wide adaptation in the design, engineering and building of large yachts—and the use of the Earth’s waterways—are essential criteria. Nominations are made by owners and the yachting industry; selection is by panel of judges, including Mr. Cousteau.

The award is presented annually at the ISS Awards for Design & Leadership Gala in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Past Winners have included:

2016 Winner: Captain David Tomlinson

2015 WinnerKhaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation

2014 Winner: International SeaKeepers Society

2013 Winner: Not awarded*

2012 Winner: Chicago Park District & Westrec Marinas

2011 Winner: Yacht Carbon Offset

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