A Norwegian tall ship on a global research mission will make its first stopover in the United States in Miami this week.
On Tuesday afternoon, Statsraad Lehmkuhl, 107, will stop at the Maurice A. Ferré Pier, which is near the FTX Arena in downtown Miami. He will stay there until Thursday.
Although not open to the public for tours, the ship can be viewed from Maurice A. Ferré Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd.
The 20-month journey – nicknamed One Ocean Expediton – is part of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Throughout the trip, oceanographic researchers, students, and interns will collect data on topics such as Co2 levels, microplastics, ocean temperatures, and acidification. The trip began in August in Arendal, Norway, and will visit 36 ports around the world.
“On The One Ocean Expedition, Statsraad Lehmkuhl serves as both a floating university and a training vessel, bringing together students, scientists, interns and professionals on different stages,” according to its website.
Most recently the ship was in Nassau, Bahamas.
In Miami there will be a series of talks on policy, international cooperation for a greener maritime industry, sustainability and technology.
The goal, according to Ocean Expedition: “The goal is to raise awareness and share knowledge about the crucial role of the ocean for sustainable development from a global perspective.
This story was originally published 6 December 2021 8:10 pm.