The project One healthy ocean

VISION From understanding to solutions

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Kjell Inge Røkke has, together with Nina Jensen, a strong commitment to contribute to saving the world’s oceans. For this purpose, they have established the company, REV Ocean, on three founding pillars:

Build the world's largest research and expedition ship

In 2020 the world's largest research and expedition vessel will be launched. The ship will assemble international research communities in a joint effort to acquire more knowledge, create more awareness, develop new and sustainable maritime solutions and collect plastic waste.

Build the World Ocean Headquarters

Our ambition is to build the World Ocean Headquarters at Fornebu. Here we want to bring together researchers, voluntary organizations, businesses and various marine environments, who together will work innovatively to find solutions to save lives in the ocean.

Create the World Ocean Data Platform

Everyone must contribute to find good and innovative solutions to the challenges faced by the oceans. World Ocean Data Platform will seek to gather all available information about the sea in a digital platform, which will be made available to various environments worldwide.

We believe that these three initiatives will create increased maritime awareness, through new jobs, national and international networks of scientists, researchers and ocean specialists and other exciting activities.

We have set a very ambitious goal. We want to succeed, and we want to do that in close cooperation with others sharing the same goal.

From understanding to solutions

Improve knowledge and create sustainable solutions for the ocean.

Be a leading think tank for knowledge, sharing and solutions-production for the oceans

​A catalyst for ocean action bringing the right people together.

REV OCEAN We aim to

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From knowledge to understanding.

The ship will be equipped for research and investigation of the entire marine ecosystem. Most of the technology on board has been developed by world-leading knowledge clusters in Norway.


Solve the unsolved mysteries of the sea.

The ship has the range and equipment to make self-reliant extended voyages anywhere on the globe, for exploration, documentation and collection.


Inspire resourceful people to care and commit

The ship will also be available for charter, intended for recreational purposes and expeditions, potentially in combination with scientific input and technical seminars.

TEAM Meet the REV Ocean team

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Nina Jensen


Nina Jensen is the CEO of REV Ocean. She started this position in 2018 after 15 years in WWF-Norway, CEO since 2012. Nina has a burning commitment and passion for oceans, conservation and sustainable solutions. She holds a Master’s degree in Marine Biology from the University of Fishery Science in Tromsø, and has a background in communications and marketing from Ogilvy& Mather. She is a Board member of The Business for Peace Foundation. Member of the Adjudication Committee for the Nordic Council Nature and Environment Award. Member of the Expert Committee of the Thor Heyerdahl award and the Prize Committee for the Rachel Carson Award. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Global Opportunity Report. Nina is born and raised in Oslo, she loves to dive, fish, ski, hike and loves the outdoors.

Follow Nina on Twitter: @Nina_Jensen; Facebook: ninawwf and Instagram: ninajensen.

Martin Styrmoe Moen

Chief Financial Officer

Martin Styrmoe Moen is the CFO at REV Ocean.

Prior to joining REV Ocean he worked at Aker Biomarine overseeing financial matters in relation to vessel operations, new build program and other investment decisions. He has also worked as a consultant for 6 years in PricewaterhouseCoopers, primarily serving clients in the shipping and offshore sector.

Martin holds two master degrees in Economics and Finance from the Norwegian Business School. He is also certified as a state authorized public accountant by the Norwegian FSA.

P: (+47) 991 53 305


Gry Ulverud

Manager for strategy and partnership

Previously, she worked for UNESCO in Eastern Africa, and was the Norwegian Representative to UNESCO in Paris from 2014 to 2016.

Gry has worked ten years as director for lifelong learning and international affairs in the Ministry of Education and Research in Oslo, Norway. She has also eight years experience from the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise in Oslo and Brussels.

After studies in political science at the University of Oslo, she completed a Master degree in political science, economics and international relations at Institut d’Etudes Polices (SciencesPo) in Paris in 1994. She has also studied strategic management at the Norwegian Business School in Oslo.

P: +47 911 42 255


Tone Nymoen

Marketing and Communication Manager

Prior to joining REV Ocean Tone worked in different roles at the Federation of Norwegian Industries, the American Chamber of Commerce and the US Embassy in Oslo. She has an extensive business network, among them large American and international corporations and brands. Previous assignments include building and maintaining client relationships, brand building, consulting, strategic planning of events and lobbying initiatives. She has also worked for the UN Association of Norway and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.

Tone holds a master degree in Human Geography from the University of Oslo and has, both from her education and work experience, a strong international focus.

P: +47 913 84 404


Joachim Engelstad

Project Coordinator

Joachim Engelstad is a project coordinator at REV Ocean. Holding a master’s degree in aquatic ecology and a bachelor’s degree in marine and freshwater biology, he has a passion for science communication and promoting environmental awareness. Prior to joining the REV team he spent one year with WWF-Norway as an aquaculture/marine advisor, and before this he held a summer position at the Norwegian Public Roads Administration where he worked on water pollution issues. Joachim is also a co-founder of Nordic Ocean Watch, an environmental collective working to protect the ocean by creating awareness and taking action.

P: +47 932 02 065


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