Goodwill ambassadors for The One Ocean Expedition

The One Ocean Expedition is honored and grateful for having the support and endorsement of three fantastic goodwill ambassadors.

Erna Solberg: The Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg became a goodwill ambassadors for the expediton in 2019. She is also the leader of the International High-level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy.

Prime Minister of Norway: Erna Solberg


Peter Thomson: The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, Peter Thomson, has accepted the same position. Thomson is leading the United Nations´ efforts to mobilise action and raise ambition for the implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 14:  life below water.

Peter Thomson: UN´s Special Envoy for the Ocean 


Penelope Lea: Junior high school student and member of the Children’s Climate Panel, Penelope Lea, is a leading voice for children and young people who are concerned about the clima crisis. In addition to demanding action from Noway´s politicians, she makes a significant effort by inspiring young people of all ages to get involved in environmental issues. She is the youngest ever winner of the Norwegain Volunteer Award and has participated in the UN climate negotiations in Bonn and Katowice.

Penelope Lea: Member of the Children’s Climate Panel

“The fact that we, in addition to our many solid partners in academia, science and business, are being endorsed by top heavy goodwill ambassadors like Erna Solberg and Peter Thomson is absolutely fantastic for the One Ocean Expedition, says Haakon Valte, CEO for the Statsraad Lehmkuhl Foundation.

“The Prime Minister is also the leader of the International High-level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, and ambassador Thomson is the one who practically is responsible for the ocean in the UN”, says Vatle.

“We are also thrilled to have the endorsment of Penelope Lea, who has become the most important voice for young people in Norway conserning the clima crisis. Through her powerful and personal appeals she has the ability to reach out to people of all ages and put the climate crisis in perspective. Her work to ensure that the children’s voices are being heard is an inspiration to us all. She is a fantastic representativ for the future, and we are delighted to have her on board”, says Vatle.