Sustainable Sea Transport Conference

The Vaka Taumako Project’s Drs. Mimi George and Simon Salopuka, as well as members of the Holau Kaveia crew, will be presenting papers and holding discussions at the 2nd International Sustainable Sea Transport in the Pacific Talanoa, July 14-18 2014 in Suva, Fiji. Hosted by the University of South Pacific: The Talanoa will provide a …

Abstract: Sustainability and How Ancient Vessels Are Better

Superior Design and Performance Features of Nga Vaka o Lata; Sustainability and How Ancient Vessels Are Better abstract by M. George and Simon Salopuka, for the Sustainable Sea Transport Workshop, July  2014 From the 1500s through the 1960’s, Pacific islanders lost control of their land and sea resources, their health, and their dignity, as they …

Indiegogo Fundraiser

It’s Fundraising Time! We’ve just launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign and we could sure use your help.  Every donation, no matter how small, helps us reach our goal to build the next canoe and to produce our educational video on vaka construction and navigation. Click here to view our campaign and donate! Even if you …

Te Lapa

In addition to their vast knowledge of asterisms, wind, waves, and currents, sailors of the Duff and Reef Island groups make use of a unique phenomenon that has barely been documented, let alone witnessed by outside researchers.