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About the The One Ocean Expedition

A part of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

From August 2021 to April 2023, Statsraad Lehmkuhl will sail over 55 000 nautical miles and visit 36 ports worldwide.

The One Ocean 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.

Statsraad Lehmkuhl will serve as both a sail training ship and a state-of-the-art research vessel. Using advanced equipment, students and scientists will conduct research and monitor the sea throughout the voyage. Specialized study programs, focusing on sustainability and young leadership will be held on board. When in ports, the ship will be used for conferences, diplomacy, high level meetings and corporate hospitality.

Norway is a seafaring nation with long tradition and history. Our knowledge and resources can help to create sustainable solutions.

We need the ocean more than the ocean needs us, but the ocean must be kept healthy.

The One Ocean Expedition will contribute to fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals:

Why One Ocean?

Our way of life is threatening the ocean. At the same time, the ocean holds the key to solving many of the most difficult challenges facing the world today. The situation is urgent and we cannot delay action. Norway is a seafaring nation with long tradition and history. Our knowledge and resources can help to create sustainable solutions. We need the ocean more than the ocean needs us but the ocean must be kept healthy. We will inspire and engage, explore and inform about ocean solutions to global sustainability.

The One Ocean Ambition

Our ambition is a globally oriented outcome to secure a sustainable future for the ocean. We aim to unite the people of the world in building and exchanging new knowledge for a sustainable ocean.

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