Norway and the Philippines have a long history of collaboration on maritime and energy issues. When the Norwegian tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl docks in Manila in October 2022, we want to celebrate this successful partnership – and to strengthen it even further.
We are therefore organizing a two-day event called Norway – Philippines Maritime & Energy Conference – Creating Currents Together. At this conference you will be able to meet world-leading Norwegian and Filipino companies from the maritime and energy sectors, presenting solutions to some of the most pressing issues of our time.
Statsraad Lehmkuhl is a 108-year-old Norwegian tall ship, currently circumnavigating the world as part of the One Ocean Expedition. This is a global campaign that highlights the crucial role of the ocean for sustainable development and is endorsed by the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The campaign is recognised as making a significant contribution to SDG14, particularly through its strong educational component focused on the crucial role of the Ocean.
Statsraad Lehmkuhl was built to teach. Originally created in 1914 as a training ship for the German merchant navy, she was purchased in 1923 by the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association and transferred to the Bergen School Ship Foundation the following year.
Today she’s maintained and operated by the Statsraad Lehmkuhl Foundation, and her mission to share knowledge and experience is ongoing. “Statsraad Lehmkuhl has been educating people for more than 100 years,” says Haakon Vatle, CEO of the Statsraad Lehmkuhl Foundation.