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Sponsors & Partners

   We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors and partners. The world cannot wait for us to do something about climate change. The time is now. Many thanks for your participation in this historic adventure and helping us engage people everywhere to get involved and make a difference.


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   Hearts in the Ice acknowledges the support of the following sponsors in elevating the project to a level that deserves global attention and engagement. We are grateful for your sponsorship and willingness to take the conversation about our changing climate to a higher level.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?  Contact us!



In business since 1893, Hurtigruten operates premium exploration voyages to Norway, Greenland, Spitsbergen, Iceland, Europe, Africa, South America, Central America, Arctic Canada, and Antarctica. These are unique destinations with unmatched, breathtaking beauty and stunning diversity of its wilderness, inhabitants, flora, and fauna. On all of the small ships in our fleet, you will find modern facilities and equipment designed specifically to sail in remote areas.

Crafting Authentic Journeys especially for you! Whether you’re looking for independent travel or guided tours, Borton Overseas can help you craft an unforgettable trip. We’re not a travel agency; we’re a team of travel enthusiasts who use our first-hand knowledge and experiences to create customized and signature journeys to extraordinary lands. Our staff – aka Destination Specialists – are ready to tailor a custom journey that will bring your travel dreams to life!

Hilde has been shopping for Prima Donna lingerie from our store in the Paleet in Oslo for 23 years. We are very proud and happy to be a sponsor of the expedition. We equip these strong girls to be feminine, too. With our efficiency, longevity and our experience, we have some common values with “Hearts in the ice” – An eye for detail and uncompromising quality. While our lingerie products are invisible, we hope our values and commitment to this project as a sponsor are visible to all.

Decentralized cloud object storage that is affordable, easy to use, private, and secure. The Storj network uses client-side encryption so data owners can trust that only they can access their files. Its S3 compatibility also makes it simple to implement and scale along with your needs. Reserve your spot on the Storj network launching in Fall 2019.

We believe in women.  We believe in the earth and in plant widsom. We exist to reduce suffering and create more joy.

We offer products and information to support all of the cycles in a woman’s life: her lifecycle, her sexual cycle, her reproductive cycle, her seasonal cycle. We are a vehicle for respect of the feminine in the world.

Negotia is a trade union for private sector employees.  We organize professionally in the sectors of service, sales, marketing, IT, administration, organization, laboratories, logistics, accounting and finance. We also offer membership for students and apprentices. We work for good working conditions, rights, equality, inclusion and human rights. Negotia’s purpose is to safeguard and promote members’ professional, political and economic interests.

Assemblin is a complete installation and service partner with operations in Norway, Sweden and Finland.

We design, install and maintain technical systems for sanitation, electricity, ventilation and automation.

Centric General Contractors is a proud sponsor of Hearts In the Ice.    As providers of specialized   construction services for  commercial and residential  projects throughout the world, we are steadfast in the protection of our fragile environment.

Inherent to our core business values, awareness and attention to sustainability and green building practices is crucial. Supporting Hilde Fålun Strøm (Norway) and Sunniva Sorby (Canada) on their heroic journey, to gather valuable insights, that will engage the global community is a small contribution with respect to the intended outcome. We celebrate their spirit and personal sacrifice to make our world a better place.

Marti’s experiential training programs take you beyond subjective ideas about consciousness, beyond using someone else’s system, into mastery of the core technologies of Consciousness itself. The objective is to create a quantum leap in your consciousness first, so your unique gifts as a Thought Leader begin to express at the highest levels possible – so you become the one who can manifest what others have not yet seen, who leads the way in driving world-positive action. Small group intensives, teleseminars, 1-1 mentoring, and interview-style talks for organizations are offered.

Rostein is the second largest wellboat provider in the world and a part of the successful Norwegian salmon industry. The company has 14 wellboats which all operate along the Norwegian coastline. We transport everything from tiny smolt to fully grown salmon on behalf of our customers. Rostein has implemented several steps in order to reduce its footprint. In 2016 the newbuild Ro Server was delivered as the worlds first wellboat to apply thermic equipment for lice removal without use of chemicals. And in 2020 Rostein will receive the worlds first hybride wellboat named Ro Vision. Rostein also acts as mentor for NTNU student start-ups targeting sustainable innovations for the aquaculture sector.

The North Face

Founded in 1966 by Doug and Susie Tompkins who shared a love for the outdoors, a passion for exploration and a desire to change the status quo. We are still committed to empowering exploration for all, protecting the places we work and play and making our products responsibly. This is our true north, and has been since day one.

Never Stop Exploring

Strategy Together equips organisations, teams and individuals to lead strategic change. Clarity is created around what to do, how to do it, and why, in delivering successful outcomes.

Strategy Together is a major contributor to Homeward Bound, a ground-breaking leadership initiative for women with a STEMM background, creating a global collaboration of 1,000 women over 10 years to be better equipped to lead, influence and shape the future of our planet set against the backdrop of an Antarctic expedition. Through our collaboration with Homeward Bound, Strategy Together is excited to also be contributing to Hearts in the Ice and their purpose.

Strategy Together is providing Hilde and Sunniva with a coaching programme to enhance their leadership and strategic capabilities using the strategy map framework and the Life Styles Inventory provided by Human Synergistics. They are using these tools to amplify their voices and to drive a global conversation on climate change.

Polar Latitudes is an Antarctic Tour Operator. Two vessels, the Hebridean Sky & Island Sky, boast a level of comfort and safety unmatched in polar waters. Their world-class team has developed programs for both first-time visitors and those returning for a deeper exploration, and their onboard staff stands ready to fulfill their mission; to create and lead superior polar expedition Cruises. Bi-monthly broadcasts on Citizen Science observations from the Arctic with Hearts In The Ice will be collaborated with Polar Latitudes’ onboard Citizen Science Program.

In a world where global communications are increasingly critical, only one company connects everyone to the things that matter most, from pole to pole.

Powered by a uniquely sophisticated global constellation of 66 cross-linked Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, the Iridium® network provides high-quality voice and data connections over the planet’s entire surface, including across oceans, airways and polar regions.

Power Controls are experts in offgrid power systems. We design, assemble, install and service turn-key power systems, based on renewable energy (solar & wind) and backup systems (fuel cells and genesis). Our systems have proven reliable and efficient, all over Norway and Svalbard, in the most challenging arctic climate.

Designer of the timeless Northern Lights pendant, Ellen Kvam Norwegian Design is known for its high quality jewellery and contemporary designs.

Support the Hearts in The Ice projects important work by purchasing a “Hearts In The Ice necklace”, designed and handcrafted by Ellen Kvam.

Vestland Classic offers maritime voyages with a difference – classic tours, full of nostalgia and far away from maintstream cruising.

On our great voyages, you will be able to discover and explore unique and charming places along the most attractive coastlines of Northern Europe.

Your Access to the Nordics-Complete solutions for transportation of parcels, cargo and mail.

Global goods flow with national and international transport by road, sea, air or rail – with Europe and the Nordic region as our specialty.

We arrange the domestic transport leg that is linked to your overseas transport when needed.

We make products that are engineered on the inside for life on the outside. We do this, so our customers can make the most of the time they spend pursuing their passions.

With more than 11,500 associates in 60 offices around the world, we bring GPS navigation and wearable technology to the automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and fitness markets. We think every day is an opportunity to innovate, and a chance to beat yesterday.

Global Accent Translation Services can help you with the first step: communication. As you know, there is no room for misunderstandings in today’s international business arena. Global Accent makes sure that nothing gets lost when your information, ideas or products cross international borders.

For over 40 years, Bentours has been proudly operating innovative tours and cruises to some of the world’s most spectacular destinations. Bentours is part of the global Cox and Kings group, the world’s longest established travel company with over 260 years’ experience. With a reputation as Australia’s preferred Scandinavian and Polar travel specialists, Bentours offers a huge range of touring option to numerous destinations. Our amazing destinations, expertise and personalized service will make your dream escape a reality.

Eurosupply is a major Ship Chandler in Norway. We offer a full range chandelling service including dry, fresh and frozen provisions, non-food articles, duty-free goods and Deck and Engine Consumables. From our locations in Bergen and Haugesund, we serve customers all over the world. We are specialists in deliveries to Arctic regions and especially to Svalbard where we have regulardeliveries to the cruise industry. Our staff includes a collection of the most experienced Ship Chandlers and our combined expertise is unparalleled in Norway. We are at your service 24 hours a day 365 days a year! Eurosupply -a safe choice!

MetOcean Telematics corporate headquarters, including the research and development and production facilities, is located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. The company develops and manufactures state-of-the-art data acquisition and end-to-end telematics solutions, with a focus on niche MetOcean solutions and custom Defence and Security products. 

As a prominent global Iridium Satellite, Value-Added Reseller focused on hardware solutions, data services, and support, MetOcean Telematics is a leader in the satellite communications industry.

Ground Control Systems, Inc., is a single-source satellite communications service provider and satellite device manufacturer offering a wide line of high-speed fixed, mobile, portable, maritime, and M2M/SCADA solutions for thousands of professionals, organizations and agencies throughout the world. We specialize in satellite Internet communication for the lone professional, to global institutions that require 100’s of access sites in many different countries or regions. We are Ground Control and global satellite communication is what we specialize in.

We create innovative ways to move – on snow, on water, on asphalt or dirt – even in the air. Headquartered in the Canadian town of Valcourt, Quebec, BRP has been reimagining the way you access your world since 2003 and beyond. Building on a tradition of ingenuity and intense customer focus that go all the way back to 1937, we operate manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Finland, and Austria. We have a total workforce of more than 12,500 driven, resourceful people.

Our portfolio of industry-leading and distinctive products comprises Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am on and off-road vehicles, Alumacraft boats, Manitou pontoons, Evinrude marine propulsion systems, and Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. We support our product lines with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business, to fully enhance your riding experience.

Because it’s not about the destination. It’s about the journey. Yours.

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In-Kind Sponsors

   Thanks to our In-Kind Sponsors for generously providing Hearts In The Ice with many of the essentials we will rely upon for daily life while at Bamsebu.  Interested in donating products or services to support our project?  Contact us!


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   Partners are our foundation.  Thank you to the following pioneers and organizations that have committed to promoting the platform of Hearts In The Ice – Bamsebu 2019 – 2020. Together we are stronger!


Homeward Bound is a ground-breaking leadership initiative, set against the backdrop of Antarctica, which aims to heighten the influence and impact of women in making decisions that shape our planet. A global network of 1000 women in STEMM to influence policy and decision making.

1 Million Women is women and girls building a lifestyle revolution to fight the climate crisis – they are 383k total and have a campaign to decrease your Carbon Footprint.

World Ocean Observatory is the leading organization advocating for the health and sustainability of the ocean through an accessible worldwide network of communication. Committed to building an expansive global community of Citizens of the Ocean to promote and conserve marine resources.

Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants aims to inspire the next generation of scientists, explorers and conservationists. We do this by bringing science, exploration, adventure and conservation into classrooms through virtual speakers and field trips with leading experts across the globe. Since starting in September 2015 we’ve run well over 1,000 live events and connected hundreds of thousands of students to scientists and explorers in over 60 countries. Best part of all, it is and always will be 100% free for classrooms everywhere!

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is dedicated to promoting and enhancing public awareness for Canadian geography, and to strengthening the bond between Canadians and their diverse and vast geographical heritage.

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society education program, Canadian Geographic Education, is one of the most robust in the country. We currently provide free geographic educational material and supports for over 21,000 educatormembers, with our membership expanding each yearRoyal Canadian Geographical Society is dedicated to promoting and enhancing public awareness for Canadian geography, and to strengthening the bond between Canadians and their diverse and vast geographical heritage.

UNIS is a governmental centre for higher education and highArctic research, teaching >800 students from >40 nations how to be tomorrow’s Arctic experts. We provide a wide range of research in Arctic biology, geology, geophysics and technology, focused on global challenges. Hearts in the ice will contribute to UNIS with some data collection of insects, polar bears activities and environmental data during their stay at Bamsebu.

At The Epicenter is accelerating and amplifying principles of regenerative enterprise through its interactive Regenerative Earth Summit™ series and Regenerative Voices™ podcast. In bringing thought leaders and influencers into conversation, we are supporting the exchange of ideas and experience to foster business as a force for good, creating right livelihood, and restoring health and wellbeing to people and planet.

Gallery Polaris is a newly established art gallery focusing mainly on two Norwegian artists, Kåre Tveter, who is considered to be the leading Svalbard painter, and Petar Tale, both masters of Lyset [the Light]. The name Gallery Polaris reflects Kåre Tveter’s association with Svalbard, the polar night, the light and the North Star as a guiding star. The gallery is deeply engaged in issues related to climate change, operates in a climate-friendly way and works to increase awareness of how we can all can take responsibility and contribute to a more sustainable development.

Firbeint Film- Halvor Mykleby

Tina Kulow

Director Corporate Communications at Facebook – manages communication in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux/Nordics.

Norsk PolarInstitutt- Norwegian Polar Institute is Norway’s central governmental institution for scientific research, mapping and environmental monitoring in the Arctic and the Antarctic.

The Embassy’s main function is to promote Norwegian interests in Canada and further develop Norwegian-Canadian relations.The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ottawa was established in 1949.

The Explorers Club is an international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore.  We are a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization.

The Society of Woman Geographers is an international community that supports women who know no boundaries by encouraging research and exploration, providing opportunities to share ideas and promoting intellectual exchange.

O’Keeffe Consulting provided this website.  OKC provides business consulting for those who wish to define their goals and grow their business in alignment with values that go beyond the expected.

The Pulitzer Center is an American news media organization that sponsors independent reporting on global issues that other media outlets are less willing or able to undertake on their own.

Founded and run by Asgeir Helgestad, Artic Light produces wildlife documentaries, commercials and pictures to a wide range of customers – from the web to big screens and prints.

Kyle Schember, Joe Lombardi, Ryan Suit

Subtractive Film team from LA.


Framgångare is a company that uses the latest research on brain and body to train leaders and individuals to elevate their skills to achieve their ultimate success, power and balance.

Karen Lorre

American Actress

Martine Kveim

Founder of climate action company CHOOOSE

WINGS WorldQuest recognizes and supports extraordinary women in science and exploration.

Maria Castillo

Maria Castillo is a young environmental scientist researcher and social entrepreneur. Received awards for sustainability efforts and initiatives.

BCIT is one of BC’s largest post-secondary institutions with more than 48,000 students. Partnering learners and industry for success through workforce development. Applied Academics. Hands-On Experience. Small Classes. 

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We all have the power to make a difference.  From small changes we make in our way of life at home, to putting the momentum of our organizations towards broader solutions.  No single contribution will change things, and also no single contribution is trivial.  Together, we can make a difference.

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