One Ocean Expedition
Setting Sail for the Future
August 2021 – April 2023
One Ocean Expedition
A part of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
In September 2021, the Norwegian tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl sets sail for The One Ocean Expedition, a circumnavigation of the globe. For nineteen months, Statsraad Lehmkuhl will sail over 55 000 nautical miles and visit 36 ports worldwide. The expedition aims to create attention and share knowledge about the crucial role of the ocean for a sustainable development in a global perspective.
We will contribute to a sustainable future by uniting young people, scientists and international leaders in building new knowledge about the ocean. We will learn from each other and gain new insights through education, science and technology, and we will share this knowledge with the world. Everyone can follow the expedition on line, and parts of the expedition will also be open for you to join on board with us.
The One Ocean Expedition and it´s dedicated partners are monitoring the Covid-19 situation closely. In order to secure a safe expedition, our highly competent Security Committee is continuously conducting risk assessments and adjusting the plans according to the current situation and possible foreseen scenarios.
All over the world, ships continue to sail throughout the pandemic, including our tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl. The fleets and ports are adjusting all the time. And as the vaccine is being distributed in large parts of the world, the future looks accordingly better for the expedition and its visits in the various ports.
This means that we continue as planned. Statsraad Lehmkuhl will set sail from Arendal on 20 August 2021, and return to Bergen on 15 April 2023. The homecoming to Bergen launches the One Ocean Week – seven days of conferences, workshops and different activities, all focusing on the UN´s vision of “The ocean we need for the future we want”.
The Covid-19 pandemic still has an enormous impact on the world. In these challenging times, it is more crucial than ever to bring the world´s attention back towards the ocean and its importance for a sustainable future. We intend to fulfil our commitment of performing the One Ocean Expedition, and we hope you will join us, either on board or ashore.
If we all work together, we can give life in and around the ocean a change of a better future.