If this were a far Eastern legend, we would tell the story of a little panda in love with the ocean. A panda in love, and also worried. Worried about the evil we humans do to the ocean and how she could convince us to help her beloved sea recover. But, although it was her love for the ocean that made her join the Panda Club as a child and later become a marine biologist, this is not a legend and Nina Jensen, CEO of REV Ocean, is not just a real person, she is a very realistic one as well.
Also in love with the sea, also a realistic person, there is a moment in ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ in which Hemingway’s sailor muses: “Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is”. This is how we imagine Nina when, after a lifetime of being that panda, she decided to accept Kjell Inge Røkke’s offer to set sail aboard REV Ocean and captain his project. Embarking on a new adventure, facing the usual limits of an environmental activist, and looking for her best chance to make a real difference or, as their ambitious purpose states: “To make the ocean healthy again”.