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

Latest News:

We’re very proud of Okeanos Marshall Islands ! #vakamotu #marshallislandsIt's been a week now that our canoe left for Enewetak and Bikini. They arrived safe and sound in Enewetak after 5 days and 4 nights at sea and lost no time doing great job with the local community there.
We look forward to hear their stories after they return. In the meantime, here are some more picture of the briefing prior to departure with our passengers.
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11 hours ago

We’re very proud of Okeanos Marshall Islands ! #vakamotu #marshallislands

NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
A feel-good story for the end of your week -- check out this humpback whale breaching after being freed from entangling debris in NOAA Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary!
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3 days ago

NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Congratulations to the film 'Blue' by Northern Pictures, which received the Okeanos Award during FIFO Tahiti - honored for it's passionate call for help in defending the ocean!🎬 La 15ème édition du Festival International du Film Documentaire Océanien s'est terminée hier...
🏆 Parmi les prix décernés cette année, celui du #PRIXOKEANOS de la fondation Okeanos - Foundation for the Sea au film australien #BLUE, de #KarinaHolden 🎥 <3
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4 days ago

Congratulations to the film Blue by Northern Pictures, which received the Okeanos Award during FIFO Tahiti - honored for its passionate call for help in defending the ocean!

If you can’t reuse it, refuse it! Here are some ways that you can break up with single-use plastics and encourage the world to do the same. Act now #CleanSeas: bit.ly/cleanseasbreakup ... See MoreSee Less

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