Norway has announced that it will participate at Expo 2020 Dubai under the theme “Norway as a world leading ocean nation”.
The Norwegian pavilion’s design and content will highlight Norway’s position within ocean issues and will be built by a consortium between Rintala Eggertsson Architects, Expomobilia and Five Currents.
The core exhibition will consist of 680 sq m of interactive exhibition space that will meet visitors in a “playful, educative and interesting way”, a statement said.
Collectively, all the Norwegian activities at Expo 2020 will aim to provide a glimpse into what Norway can offer to preserve and sustainably use the ocean, it added.
Norway’s coastline is one of the longest in the world, and the marine areas are more than five times as large as the land.
Thousands of Norwegians work within one of the ocean industries, being oil and gas, maritime or seafood sectors. In total, these industries account for nearly 70 per cent of Norwegian export earnings.