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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Local artists sing and share culture Okeanos Marshall Islands - beautiful!Enjoying the day with Culture Crew, Big Pati, Local Artists from 692 Productions and our Onetox brothers on Okeanos Marshall Islands.

Stay tuned for live singing on Okeanos Marshall Islands from these artists.

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Local artists sing and share culture Okeanos Marshall Islands - beautiful!

Long before Columbus reached the Americas, Pacific voyagers were the most advanced ocean navigators of their time - sailing across thousands of blue water miles to settle on remote islands using only the stars, waves and other elements of nature.

#OkeanosFoundation is happy to keep these traditions alive by building & supporting traditional double-hulled canoes with modern tech to help Pacific people sail towards a sustainable future!

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Imagine setting sail from Hawaii in a canoe. Your target is a small island thousands of kilometers away...

How did Polynesian wayfinders navigate the Pacific Ocean?
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Buzzy Budlong

Excellent video. It shows an interesting interpretation of Polynesian canoes. One could not be blamed for thinking they looked a lot like Melanesian Proa's. (?) But I guess they couldn't be since the Polynesians (and Lapita before them) didn't sail Proa canoes.

This week Te Toki Voyaging Trust in partnership with Curious Minds and a dream-team of scientists, astronomers, navigators and sailors delivered six different science and technology workshops to 240 students at Mercury Bay Area School. Here are a few of the highlights from Monday and Tuesday! Up next is Te Wharekura o Manaia around the other side of the Coromandel Peninsula! #CoastalCommunities #CuriousYoungMinds #SharingTheLearning #FloatingClassroom #Haunui #HeWakaHeTangata 🌌🌊🌀 Hoturoa Kerr Anna Marbrook ... See MoreSee Less

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Okeanos Marshall Islands, led by managing director Dustin LoMoki Langidrik , is serving the people of the outer islands with traditionally designed sustainable sea transportation. Okeanos Foundation is excited to share the inspiring work of Okeanos Marshall Islands at COP23 in support of her Excellency President Hilda Heine Office of the President, Republic of the Marshall Islands vision for innovative solutions to the climate challenges Pacific Islands are facing. Featuring Marshallese sailing canoes from Waan Aelõñ in Majel (Canoes of the Marshall Islands) . ... See MoreSee Less

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Okeanos Marshall Islands services the outer islands

 

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Lol way to go Dustain!

WOO HOO! Go Majol, so proud IEN NE. Jerammon rijarokrok rein, RIJEDJED IJU (astrologist) Koba RIMETO (Navigator) kab RIKATU (weather forecaster)...im aolep rimajol IM jela ke koj Rimajol bar RIBUBU (event forecasters)....case in point predicting UKOKTAK IN MEJATOTO (Climate Change), hehehe

Ḷeni Leon

Kathrilla Matiti Rikeo💕

Neat!

Awesome.

So awesome!

Jeraman

Chewy Dustin is this the interview we did? Nice video

Wow this is great!

Wow! This is great! Go nephew

I see my marshallese moana mama Kathrilla Matiti Rikeo 😍😘

Okeano means?

Moving forward! 🇲🇭💪🏽🤙🏾

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World leaders sail aboard Okeanos-built and designed canoe The Uto ni Yalo during Fiji's Conference to prepare for COP23.

Guests include Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nazhat Shameem alongside the French Minister for Environment Nicolas Hulot and US Chief Climate Negotiator Trigg Talley on a sail on our sustainable sailing vessel to share our voyaging perspectives.Over 3 days, over 300 people from 68 countries gathered in Fiji to shape the focus of COP23. We are humbled to have taken Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nazhat Shameem alongside the French Minister for Environment Nicolas Hulot and United States of America Chief Climate Negotiator Trigg Talley for a sail on Fiji's sustainable sailing vessel to share our voyaging perspectives
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World leaders sail aboard Okeanos-built and designed canoe The Uto ni Yalo during Fijis Conference to prepare for COP23. 

Guests include Fijis Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nazhat Shameem alongside the French Minister for Environment Nicolas Hulot and US Chief Climate Negotiator Trigg Talley on a sail on our sustainable sailing vessel to share our voyaging perspectives.

 

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Wow! Nicolas Hulot!

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