To qualify for the Award, candidates must have demonstrated exceptional technical innovation and environmental work in keeping with Thor Heyerdahl’s spirit for the future conservation of the marine environment.
This, for example by carrying out, or helping to carry out, new environmental measures in the candidate’s own operations that are not imposed on those operations by any government agency. Or, by developing new environmental measures that are feasible/financially sustainable. This will especially include measures that combine the interest of the environment with improved profitability.
The Award is not to be given for achievements that are a natural consequence of the general technological, financial and/or legal development. The Award can be given to legal persons, organisations and individuals world-wide. Public authorities are not eligible.
Nominations must be submitted using the proposal form.
All proposals will be considered by an Expert Committee, which will make a recommendation to the Awarding Committee.