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.

Foundation Projects

Funded project: A coral reef in the heart of Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany
Since July 2021

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.

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.

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

2011 - 2012

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.

Image sources

  • 13_0318a_HMT_PIC_Tonga__01-a: © Okeanos Foundation
  • Riff-Senckenberg-1: Senckenberg/Traenkner
  • woa: © Manolo Ty
  • F_VAKA_OKEANOS_122b: © Okeanos Foundation
  • whaleday: © Okeanos Foundation
  • 17goalssong-okeaons: © Okeanos Foundation
  • 13_0160a_TAH_PIC_Tahiti_20-a: © Okeanos Foundation