Okeanos Sustainable Sea Transport Ltd. is part of the Okeanos Foundation’s Pan-Pacific vaka network and located in Port-Vila, Vanuatu. Every Tuesday at 7pm our crew departs from Port Vila to the Shepherd Islands where the vaka arrives in the morning. In the afternoon, the vaka leaves the Shepherd Islands transporting root crops back to Port Vila.
As climate change related-issues are rising, Okeanos proposes alternative ways of traveling for communities and tourists as well as raising awareness about environmental issues.
Our wonderful Vaka Motu has been especially designed for inter-islands journeys. This traditional Polynesian canoe is entirely green, purely operated by the wind, the sun and powered by coconut oil.
The Okeanos Vanuatu and its crew have helped with disaster relief by delivering crops and seedlings to the different islands where the agricultural world was weakened and intend to continue helping Vanuatu, one of the most threatened countries in the world.
Sustainable Sea Transportation
Climate Change Preparedness
Disaster Relief Assistance
Innovative Research Platforms
Work Force Development
Transformative, Place-Based Education