About us

Mission statement

The ocean – the source of all life, and so much joy.

Using professional methods combined with mobility and volunteer effort, we want to create a plastic pollution-free world, and a clean and thriving ocean.

We will mobilize people, engage businesses, and challenge politicians and leaders to take responsibility and act to preserve our marine ecosystems and the livelihoods of future generations.

Our most important instruments are defined in our CARE program:

  • Cleaning – Professional beach cleaning with volunteer effort
  • Awareness – Spreading awareness using social media, PR and ambassadors
  • Research – Building knowledge, experience and developing solutions
  • Engagement – Activating people in a worldwide movement

Our ambitions are high! In this movie, we presented our goal of cleaning the entire Norwegian coastline, as presented a few years ago – now we have already come far:

This movie explains our methods and efficiency:

This movie explains how we are organized:

Organization details

We are a publicly registered NGO in the Norwegian register of organizations. (Brønnøysundregistrene – www.brreg.no)

Our board comprises Rolf-Ørjan Høgset (leader/founder), Alf-Gøran Knutsen, Pippip Ferner, and Kari Prestgaard.

Our organization number: 919 620 978
Our bank account (DNB): 1506.05.34427
Invoice address:  faktura@inthesameboat.no

Closeness to the ocean

We are running several boats, 12 at the time, and are working on expanding our fleet and resources. We are working for the ocean, and we want to stay close to it, so we do not rent an ordinary office – all our full-time personnel live primarily at sea.

From 2017 to 2023, we cleaned more than 1500 tonnes of litter from Oslo to Kirkenes, which is practically present along Norway’s entire coastline. However, our main focus has been on the arctic areas from Nordland to Troms and Finnmark.

Most of our crew is made up of young adults between 20 and 25 who travel to Norway from all over the world to participate in beach cleaning for 4 to 8 weeks, and sometimes many months. They are accommodated on our boats and work at least 5 full days a week cleaning.

This movie is a testimonial from Maike, one of our volunteers who has stayed with us both in 2017, 2018, and 2019: