Okeanos Sustainable Sea Transport Ltd. is an extended innovative venture of the Okeanos Foundation for the Sea, located in Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands.

Our magnificent Walap (Vaka Motu) is environmentally friendly, fused with known best practices on Pacific Islands‘ traditional knowledge and modern designs and running purely on green energies (wind, solar and coconut oil).

Our vision for the future is to constantly grow the fleet of canoes and have one canoe for each atoll to service the Outer Islands to continuously improve the livelihood of all communities.

In using traditional canoes as sustainable sea transportation, our mission is to:
  • Provide regular transportation for food, medical and school supplies to the Outer Islands
  • Provide inter-island transportation to assist the Outer Islands‘ economy
  • Assist sustainable development in the communities
  • Keep practicing and promoting our own traditional culture and knowledge
  • Advocate for our precious environment

Our team




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Latest news

  • New coalition established for Pacific women leaders
    A new coalition of female leaders in the Pacific is kicking off its first conference in the Marshall Islands today. The Pacific Women Leaders’ Coalition Conference is being held in Majuro over the next two days to promote women in leadership. It’s being attended by Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine, ... read more
  • Sustainable Sailboats Help Nuclear Victims Reclaim Voyaging Identity
    For more than 2000 years, Pacific Islanders have upheld a rich history of culture and traditions deeply rooted in deep sea voyaging and navigation despite the thousands of blue water miles that divide these communities. With only the stars as their guide, Pacific voyagers seek to revive and maintain traditional ... read more
  • Okeanos Marshall Islands supplies outer islands with local crops and goods
    Ebeye community has always been extremely limited with supply of local crops and goods. Therefore, Okeanos Marshall Islands (OMI) and MISCO Market join forces in a pilot initiative to try and meet the needs of the people in Ebeye, Kwajlein Atoll. The canoe is loaded with local produce including bananas, ... read more

Okeanos Marshall Islands is part of the Okeanos Foundation Pan-Pacific Network