Fiji Time: 6:47 PM on Wednesday 10 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Ocean transport talanoa

Tevita Vuibau
Monday, July 14, 2014

THE 2nd International Sustainable Sea Transport in the Pacific Talanoa starts today in Suva with double aims; Celebrating Oceania's seafaring heritage and facilitating discussions toward a low carbon sea-transport future for the region.

With the theme "Celebrating the Past- Sailing into the Future" the talanoa will bring together some of the brightest minds in the area of Sustainable Sea Transport over five days at the USP lower campus.

Speakers at the conference will include Dr Matthew Anderson University of Portsmouth Business School lecturer, Associate Professor of American Indian Studies and Anthropology at the University of Illinois Professor Vicente M. Diaz and remote sailor and cultural anthropologist specialising in ancient voyaging knowledge Dr Marianne George.

The forum also looks to build on the first successful Sustainable Sea Transport Talanoa held at the same venue in 2012 and will bring together traditional sailors from around the Pacific as well as celebrate the different oceania seagoing cultures.

The talanoa will also run concurrently with the International Conference on Renewable Energy and Climate Change (ICRECC) 2014.

The conference will feature guest speaker Nobel Peace Prize winner NH Ravindranath.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65340.6344
JPY 54.824451.8244
GBP 0.32510.3171
EUR 0.41720.4052
NZD 0.71680.6838
AUD 0.67000.6450
USD 0.47310.4561

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 10th February 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 3 MPs are out
  2. Sydney 7s thriller
  3. Sevens change
  4. Out with traditional attire
  5. Natuva: Russian arms worth $19m
  6. $59k wage arrears
  7. Bid to help young mum
  8. Teenager found unconscious
  9. Fostering a free media
  10. Mend differences, minister tells FTUC, FICTU

Top Stories this Week

  1. Angry 7s fan smashes TV screen Tuesday (09 Feb)
  2. Sevens changes Friday (05 Feb)
  3. Need speed Monday (08 Feb)
  4. Fiji picks up the pieces Thursday (04 Feb)
  5. No tattoo on rape suspect Thursday (04 Feb)
  6. NZ 7s final refereeing charade an embarrassment Monday (08 Feb)
  7. Ryan: Sunshine ahead Tuesday (09 Feb)
  8. Legal row Friday (05 Feb)
  9. Investigation as nurse falls with baby Tuesday (09 Feb)
  10. 3 MPs are out Wednesday (10 Feb)