Okeanos Foundation for the Sea implements its own projects in the Pacific and in Europe and supports cooperation partners in their activities. The focus of support is on ideas and projects by committed young people who are co-creatively and actively engaged in environmental and marine protection and social transformation.
Funded project: A coral reef in the heart of Frankfurt
Since July 2021, visitors of the Senckenberg Naturmuseum Frankfurt can marvel at one of the most productive ecosystems of our planet: In an artificial Indo-Pacific coral reef, more than 3000 organisms cavort, which taxidermists in cooperation with scientists have depicted true to life. A mind-changing experience that is not only fun, but also thought-provoking.
waves of action - the youth initiative of Okeanos Foundation for the Sea
Bringing together active youth for ocean and environmental protection projects in three summercamps on Vaka Okeanos off the French coast in the Mediterranean Sea
Wayfinder – Navigation program into a sustainable future
Development of a mentoring programme for the unfolding of personal potentials that enable commitment to a sustainable future
Wave writer 2022: Michaela Vieser
For the first time, Okeanos supports an outstanding nature writer with our project ‘wave writer’.
ANNA – a short story of planetary significance
Okeanos supports the student team around producer Christina Honig with a one-time grant
Seventeen Goals: One song – as diverse as the world
Hardly anything connects people as strongly as music does. Knowing about that power of music, Okeanos is proud to support the project ‘Seventeen Global Goals – a song for the world in need’
Children's and youth non-fiction book "Hannah's journey or why a toad sent us to the desert for water" by Jana Steingässer.
The book will be published in October 2022 by the renowned children’s and young people’s book publisher Friedrich Oetinger and is the second part of the highly acclaimed book “Paulas Reise oder warum ein Huhn uns zu Klimaschützern machte” (‘Paula’s journey or why a chicken turned us into climate activists’), which is used in various schools as a basis for dealing with climate and environmental issues.
Collaborative project: Round Table on current issues and trends in society
The Round Table is a joint format of Okeanos Foundation for the Sea and the Institute for Mindfulness, Connectedness and Engagement (AVE).
Documentary 'Racing Extinction'
Together with the academy award winner Louie Psihoyos, Okeanos succeeded in realising a documentary film about species extinction, which was awarded the best documentary film of the decade
Pacific Voyage ‘Te Mana O Te Moana‘
A major project in cooperation with various Pacific nations was the preparation and implementation of the two-year voyage that brought together over 200 sailors, navigators and young adults from the Pacific to revive the tradition of star navigation and set an example for marine conservation.