In its infancy ‘Oceans Mesh’  proposed to form the next project foci of the ADA network following Mesh Cities which rounds up with a book-sprint at the end of 2015.

This pilot Island Mesh: Rotuma seeks to weave connections in partnership with Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT)  to focus ‘locally’ with the wider perspective of the Pacific Ocean. With support of partners such as The Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD) the mesh extends to include others within Aotearoa/NZ, Australia and around the Pacific.

This idea is in evolution.  So this landing page documents where the idea originated, some of the potential partners and progress towards realising the pilot (potentially September 2015), it will be updated to reflect progress.

In 2014 the ADA project manager and the director of the sister organisation in Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) attended the 2nd International Sustainable Sea Transport in the Pacific Talanoa (July 14-18) at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji.

They co-presented a proposal to explore the idea and build a network to advance the concept of a research vessel plying the waters of the pacific, visiting the various campuses of USP in a series of nodes in an expedition of discovery and creative solution making around the south pacific. – call process than will assist in selecting compatible projects.

Talanoa Presentation abstract – 2ndTalanoaAbstractsubmissionADA_ANAT (NB: the title of the project/work is changing to reflect the development of the original idea and incorporation of possible partners)

Discussion documents emailed to potential partners;
ISLAND MESH overview Brief background of the concept and partners
Uto Ni Yalo The Fiji Voyaging Society vessel currently proposed as the platform for the pilot journey.

BackStory and discussion document created for potential partners is available through dropbox (12.8MB file)