Okeanos Foundation for the Sea operates in the Pacific, Germany and the United States.

Our day-to-day operations include boat building, educational program development, sustainable place-based business development, communications and strategies for incorporation of green technologies as well as support for our local non-profit companies that provide sustainable sea transport in Pacific islands states.

Our philanthropic foundation provides free management service to assist countries to re-directing money they now spend on fossil fuel based cargo ships toward training and employing local people to independently operate traditionally based modernized fossil-fuel free sailing vessels.

Okeanos Foundation

Germany
Dieter Paulmann – Founder, CEO
Tina Baumgartner – Project Coordinator, Assistant to CEO

New Zealand
Peia Patai – Fleet Commander
Lisa Burtenshaw – Head of Finance
Christine Biesgen – Head of Operations & Development

USA
Dena Seidel – Director US and Pacific Region
Steve Holloway – Media Specialist/Editor
Okeanos Sustainable Sea Transportation Ltd
Day-to-day operations

Vanuatu
Bani Arudovo – Managing Director

Marshall Islands
Steven Tawake – Operations Coordinator

Pohnpei, FSM
Jack Yakana – Managing Director

Tahiti
Eliane Koller – Managing Director (‘Okeanos Pearl’)