The Dale Oen Experience is founded in the memory of one of Norway´s greatest athletes through all time – Alexander Dale Oen, World Champion in swimming who won gold for Norway.
The staff and partners of the Dale Oen Foundation want to honor his memory, and at the same time – as Alexander dit – rise to big challenges. Alexander showed us that no task is too big if you work hard. To be goal-oriented and motivated, building persistence and GRIT, is part of what The Dale Oen Experience teach the youth. That is what made Alex a gold-medallist in one of the toughest sports in the world. We claim that everyone can reach their goal, as long asthey are motivated from within, and work hard.
The main focus for The Dale Oen Experience is to give opportunities to the young generation. Throughout the five last years a number of 55 000 youngsters have participated at different activities at The Dale Oen-centre. By letting our young generation from all around the world take part in activities and meet challenges, we aim to stimulate their talents and grow as human beings, preparing them not only to understand the world around them, but also being capable of solving some of the difficult tasks that humanity faces the next decades.
Summary of the SOS Summit
During a thrilling two and a half days, this non-conference brought together innovators, entrepreneurs, academics, policymakers, venture capitalists, and thought leaders from the ocean industry.
The ocean capital of the world
With a maritime and marine history and unique knowledge environments, Western Norway and Bergen have every opportunity to take a global leadership position in sustainable ocean economy.