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Sep 23, 2021

No need to fly far

Vaka Okeanos, the beautiful canoe, stands out amongst all other ships that cluster around the French Cote d’Azur. A width of reactions, from stealthy glances to enthusiastic waving, accompany…

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Sep 20, 2021

A reef in town

Despite the fact that coral reefs are one of the most productive and biodiversity-dense ecosystems on our planet, they are massively under pressure through global and local impacts like…

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Where I come from, our culture is very strong, and no one ever did what I did. Some people told me to forget about it and go do something…

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How did you come to be part of the Te Mana? Well, when Uto Ni Yalo came to Fiji in 2009, I did not know about it until 2011,…

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We arrived into Nukuhiva late Saturday night, yesterday (Sunday)we got up at 5.30am to prepare for the welcome ceremony.  We changed our rig to the traditional Sails. All the…

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Today we celebrate the place we all originated from, our blue lungs, our source of inspiration, our nurturing mother: the world’s oceans! With the UN Ocean Decade ahead of…

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On 1st of June 2021, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in partnership with the IOC celebrated the High-Level Launch of the UN Ocean Decade. For Okeanos…

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Emmy-nominated film ‘Racing Extinction’ was awarded ‘Best Green Film of the Decade’ by the ‘Green Film Network’, the most important network of environmental films in the world. ‘Racing Extinction’…

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„I like to work on land and on the ocean – earth on my hands and seawater in my face!” Kalolo Steffany was watchcaptain on the Samoan Va’a Gaualofa….

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Ten years ago, 200 Pacific Voyagers set sail on their seven Vaka Moanas. Their traditionally designed, modern ocean-going sailing canoes built by Okeanos Foundation for the Sea took them…

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