The Vaka Oceanstory Lab - connecting people and oceans

The Okeanos Foundation for the Sea is a German philanthropic non-profit organization that supports Pacific island states in their efforts to operate and also to build fossil-fuel free traditional sailing canoes (vakas) for their daily passenger and cargo transportation needs, culturally based education and research. Our guests will give an overview of their operations (sustainable sea transportation, disaster relief, health, education, research), also in terms of research opportunities on the most remote islands of the Pacific, and then discuss with us the idea of an "Oceanstory Lab".