Photo: Jesper Rosenmai

We are setting sail for the One Ocean Expedition on 20 August 2021!

The One Ocean Expedition is on schedule, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Photo: Jesper Rosenmai

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.

Ships continue to sail

All over the world, ships continue to sail throughout the pandemic, including our tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl. The fleets and ports are adapting continuously. And as the vaccine is being distributed in large parts of the world, the future looks better for the expedition and its visits in the various ports.

This means that we will continue as planned. Statsraad Lehmkuhl will set sail from Arendal on 20 August 2021, and return to Bergen on 15 April 2023.

Cancellation due to Covid-19

If we have to cancel a voyage due to Covid-19, the ticket will be refunded. Additional expenses that may occur for each individual due to the cancellation, will not be refunded.

If you, as a trainee on board a One Ocean-voyage, has to cancel your ticket due to Covid-19, we kindly ask you to contact us by email:

Create attention and share knowledge

The main goal of the One Ocean Expedition is to create attention and share knowledge about the ocean´s crucial role for a sustainable future in a global perspective. The expedition is a recognized part of the UN decade of ocean science and the ship will serve as a powerful tool for outreach, inspiration and engagement for the ocean.

The One Ocean Expedition has become much larger than the tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl itself. Equipped with modern scientific instrumentation, the ship will continuously collect high quality research data on ocean physics, chemistry and biology throughout the journey. Statsraad Lehmkuhl will also serve as a floating university, bringing crews of students and young leaders together.  High level meetings and public (or digital) events will take place during port visits.

Follow the expedition online

The expedition will be made available for everyone to follow online. Real time access to research data, articles, video and TV from the ship will serve to inspire and engage, not only scientists and students, but also the general public. Selected aspects of the expedition will be used for exhibitions, schools, universities and partners on shore all over the globe. By sharing our knowledge and experiences throughout the expedition, we will aspire to create engagement for a sustainable development worldwide.

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 to the ocean and its great importance for a sustainable future. We intend to fulfil our commitment to carry out the One Ocean Expedition, and we hope you will join us either on board or ashore!

Fair winds and following seas from the tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl and our dedicated partners of One Ocean Expedition