We are proud to announce that The Thor Heyerdahl Institute is the second general sponsor of the Kon-Tiki2 expedition. The institute endeavours to promote and continue to develop Thor Heyerdahl's ideas and principles, just like the expedition. Like the Thor Heyerdahl Institute, the Kon-Tiki2 expedition makes an arena for international dialogue and multi-cultural co-operation.
Liv Arnesen, boardmember of The Thor Heyerdahl Institute, are a team member on the second leg. Her contribution to Kon-Tiki2 is her unique experience with being on long expeditions, combined with educational programs and extreme survival skills.
With The Thor Heyerdahl Institute, The Norwegian University of Technology and Science and The Norwegian Institute for Water Research the expeditions major goals are to measure plastic content in one of the large ocean gyres and to contribute to The Global Ocean Observing System.
Stay tuned for more information about the expedition.