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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
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Fertilizer use efficiency
  • Other (please specify): Organic gardening, and natural pesticide solutions
  • Wastewater treatment:
  • Manure management:
  • Nutrient sinks (e.g. constructed wetlands):
  • Plastics product bans or restrictions
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): All of the above as a demonstration site with solutions
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • CO2 emission reductions (energy efficiency, renewable energy, etc.)
  • Scientific research and cooperation to address ocean acidification knowledge gaps
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
  • Locally or community managed marine areas
  • MPA management and/or enforcement
  • Other (please specify): Pilot program to coastal protection with human & technology and AI monitoring
By 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiation
Type of commitment
  • Removal or reduction of harmful fisheries subsidies
  • We will advocate
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
  • Economic benefits from sustainable fisheries
  • Economic benefits from sustainable tourism
  • Economic benefits from sustainable aquaculture/mariculture
  • Economic benefits from marine renewable energy
  • Economic benefits from marine biotechnology
  • Economic benefits from sustainable transport
  • Other : support local fishing
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Scientific, socioeconomic and interdisciplinary research
  • Research capacity development
  • Data access and sharing
  • Training and professional development
  • Scientific cooperation
  • Transfer marine technology
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
  • Legal/policy/institutional measures
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
  • Activities to raise awareness of the comprehensive legal and policy framework for the sustainable development of oceans and seas, in particular UNCLOS, its Implementing Agreements and other relevant ocean-related instruments and promote their effective im
  • Other (please specify): explore legal framework to existing problems, education locals on legal frameworks
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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