Looking back at 2020

January 1, 2021

As we are heading into a new year, it’s time to reflect on what has been – and what is to come. 

This year, the pandemic definitely raised the stakes for sustainability. It has become clear how connected we all are, and that we need to take better care of each other, our oceans and our planet. In Turnss, we are doing our best to contribute towards this, and together with our customers, partners and supporters we have found drive, purpose and strength in a year with many challenges. Looking back at 2020 will always be strange, but there are also some highlights to be seen.

This year, we have worked strategically and creatively with Odfjell Drilling, providing insight on both opportunities and challenges for businesses aiming for a more sustainable future. Since 2015, Odfjell Drilling has invested countless hours developing its "Zero Emission Drilling"- concept, and in Turnss we are thrilled to see how an increasingly diverse range of industries within the ocean sector are taking sustainable development seriously.

We also got the opportunity to work with Bay Ecotarium; the largest non-profit watershed conservation group in the SanFrancisco Bay Area. Their mission is to enable conversations on climate resilience and ocean conservation globally, while inspiring actionable environmental stewardship locally, to protect and preserve its ecosystems from Sierra to the Sea.

That lead us to take part in the strategic work for the new aquarium in Bergen, as an on-site project liason for Aquarium of the Bay. With bold plans and talented people, this has been an incredibly inspiring process. 

2020 has been the start of an exciting collaboration with Awake Oslo; an innovative agency delivering creative solutions which have a positive impact on the environment. We are now working together on our new client Trysil on communicating sustainability.

The year has put Turnss in the spotlight on several events, sharing our passion for the ocean and delivering speeches for organisations such as DNVGL, Veracity Summa Equity, NTNU and Trysil. Showcasing sustainable ocean projects and giving insight on ocean plastic pollution, we have told the story of how important it is to take care of our oceans. 

We are looking forward to continuing the story in 2021, and we stay positive towards a secure and sustainable future. Even though the last year has been a challenging one, it has also been a time that has taught us a lot. Everyone can do a little bit, and together we can do a lot. 


Warm hugs and lots of love from us in Turnss

Photo cred: WhaleWise with Conor McDonnell & Barba.no

connecting nature with business realities

Connecting nature with business realities