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The World Team Project: Sustainable Solutions Oceans Opportunities & Small Island States (SOS-IS)
by World Team Now (Non-governmental organization (NGO))
On small or remote islands, or village and in the ocean, the World Team project creates living experiential Eco observatories of human capital, to bring in resources and demonstrate solutions for a renewable future. Our goals include building renewable energy microgrids toward energy independence, clean water and power, biodiversity protection, and demonstration of leading technology. This partnership contributes to scientific research, data collection, preservation; an experiential opportunity for ongoing education. Ocean cleanup, preservation, water use, net-zero buildings, sustainable transportation, marine protection areas, artisanal fishing and related policy.

We create jobs, transfer technology, start-up new and alternative systems that lead to the transformation of the oceans and the islands. Partnership programs work towards innovative solutions.

Oceans Solutions: We plan to replant coral, re-populating fish, marine, and species preservation, sea turtles protection, replanting mangroves, plastic clean-up, banned all plastic use, fossil fuel, insectisides, and pesticides.

We plan to help re-define how we approach Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ), land reclaimed by sea, nature preserves, buildings designed for living with and below the ocean. Ocean energy permitting process for devices in Tidal, Wave, Ocean Thermal Energy.

Our SOS-IS campaign Ocean Awareness helps people better understand how to be conscious in the ocean. Ocean programs we are developing start with ocean/water birthing and go through to end of life. The age appropriate curriculum is collaborated by our SOS-IS Oceans Partners; Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center, we team-up with local and regional oceans programs. We teach, educate, and study how to better connect with all under the sea, broaching interspecies communication, and ocean energy- to consciousness. We team-up the connection between the living ocean and human body's systems.

We aggregate cutting edge solutions and demonstrate ways to conserve and protect the oceans. We pilot new technology.
We have been working on Law of the Sea since our WTN hosted panel at UN Rio+20 and will continue to do through panels, and our team of experts, focused on law and the mechanisms and structures to enforce the law.

We will test out a coast guard framework with technology through 2030. We will work towards transforming the Law of the Sea with the intent to support the adoption of enforceable and well defined global policy.

The team will have a regional base camp that supports the continuation of programs, with international volunteers.

SOS-IS governance is designed for the voice of all stakeholders. The governance entities consist of the SOS-IS Board with two representatives from all partners, the SOS-IS Exec Committee, which is drawn from board and leading organizations, the SOS-IS Academic Advisory Committee, the SOS-IS Assembly consisting of national, regional and UN Stakeholders that may include an aggregate of selected members from;
Chiefs of villages, or local officials where we work
Representation from Government ministries, including Ministries of Fisheries of various SIDS,
Pacific Island Forum Region Commissioner (invited)
Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Progress reports
Complete 1 pilot project with kits in village. Secure long term island location, finalize national government agreements for island/ocean projects. Establish working local office, permits, and filing. Aggregate member universities. Solidify technology providers contracts.
Complete 1 island and 1 ocean project
Financing (in USD)
500,000,000 USD
Other, please specify
Global viewers and participants in the World Team media platform, Educational programs
In-kind contribution
Media and technology providers, alternative, energy, transportation and building sectors
Staff / Technical expertise
World Team Now, Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center, World Team-Building, Team Volunteer Corps, Prof. Ian Juran, Former of UNESCO, Ambassador of Malta Prof. Douglas Kmiec, and other that
Basic information
Time-frame: 10-4-2017 - 8-11-2050
World Team (Civil Society), World Team-Building, LLC, World Team Now(NGO), Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center(NGO), Sea Monkey, LLC(private), Renewables 100 Policy Institute(NGO), Hydrogen House Project(NGO), Genmounts, H/Cell Energy Corporation, Representative of a Swiss Sovereign Wealth Fund, The village of Nukubalavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji, (local Government) Fiji UNDP Western Division (Ministry of Local Government Agency), Housing, and Environment (LGHE),The UNDP-Pacific Risk Resilience Programme (PRRP) pa,rtnership between the Australian Government Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and international NGOs Live and Learn Environmental Education (LLEE) and the Mainstreaming of Rural Development Initiative (MORDI), Village of Falealupo on the Island of Savai'I, Prof. Ilan Juran of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and board of NYU, expressed support consisting of the network of UNESCO Eco Observatories where implementation of the SOS-ISs approach to the SDGs is recommended to several vulnerable regions, including municipalities, member states of East Mediterranean region, Haiti and Mexico, who have expressed interest at national and local governments level. in partnership with Pacific Island region governments of SIDS, and SIDS villages, and sponsoring companies.
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Local remote villages and islands threatened by Climate Change. We plan to start in the Pacific Island Region and are in discussions with Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau. If we are offered a location in another region sooner w
Contact information
Suzanne Maxx, Founder/President, suzanne@worldteamnow.org, 310 917-9106
Malibu, CA, USA
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