Traditionally designed Polynesian sailing canoes built with modern materials and propelled with fossil-fuel free technologies.

To implement a fossil fuel-free sustainable sea transportation network of modernized Pacific sailing canoes through public service and social entrepreneurship activities

Supporting Pacific Islands’ traditional knowledge as a solution, adaptation and mitigation measure for climate change.

Advancing public environmental awareness through feature films Racing Extinction and The StarChasers, international landmark projections, ocean science symposiums and vaka-based conservation events throughout the Pacific.

Okeanos is a collection of values and ideas and solutions put into a fabric found only at the genius level. Having the Pacific people and our ancestral knowledge be a part of the solution and the pathway is really powerful .

– Nainoa Thompson, Master Navigator
President, Polynesian Voyaging Society

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Watch the festivities of the amazing Waka Odyssey in Wellington, NZ!

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LIVE: Haere mai, come on board! #NZWaka #NZFestival
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A new study linking warming climate to accelerating sea level rise.

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Sea level rise is one significant effect of the changing climate on Earth. A new study using NASA satellite data shows the rate of global sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, rather than increasing steadily.

The upshot? Globally, sea levels could rise 26 inches by 2100. That's enough to cause problems for coastal cities around the planet.

A warming climate raises sea level in two ways. First, warmer water expands as it heats up, which has contributed about half of the sea level rise we've seen over the last 25 years. Additionally, as the planet's temperature increases, land ice in Antarctica and Greenland melts into the ocean, where it adds to sea level rise.

In 2018, NASA will launch two satellite missions that will play a crucial role in improving sea level predictions: the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) and the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2).

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A video message from Pala Molisa, co-organizer of A Waka Odyssey's Pacific Climate Change Conference 2018.

Also, Pwo master navigator and Okeanos fleet commander, Peia Patai, will be speaking at A Waka Odyssey on Feb. 22, 4:00 pm, and at the NZ Festival on Feb. 27, 4:30 pm. Hope to see you there!

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Pala, co-organiser of A Waka Odyssey’s Pacific Climate Change Conference 2018 is passionate about the effects of climate change on the Pacific – and how to change it.

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Okeanos Sustainable Sea Transport in the Northern Mariana Islands. Love the idea of repurposing this plastic disk as a table!Training cargo run to Rota...
Among other cargo, like rice & cement, this piece took our cargo run to another level. Since we try to be as sustainable in every way we can, this recycled plastic disk, soon to be someone's table, shows environmental stewardship. Good job to the people who came up with this idea!
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Okeanos Sustainable Sea Transport in the Northern Mariana Islands.  Love the idea of repurposing this plastic disk as a table!
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