Okeanos Foundation’s mission is based on the fundamental, holistic principle that solutions to the urgent problems islanders face require building upon traditional knowledge to prepare for the future. Okeanos’ work builds upon the indigenous understanding that transportation between the islands is the lifeblood of the region’s circulation system fueling Pacific history, culture, unity and economy.
Our traditionally-based Okeanos ‘vakas’ (Pacific designed sailing canoes) only use green sources of energy – wind, sun and biofuel – and currently operate in 12 Pacific countries.
To implement a Pan-Pacific sustainable sea transportation network of Okeanos Vaka Motus through public service and social entrepreneurship activities, assisting the most vulnerable and remote island communities.
Supporting Pacific Islands’ traditional knowledge as solution, adaptation and mitigation to climate change.