3A Composites Core Materials is a global leading group with operations in Europe, Americas, India, China and Papua New Guinea that has pioneered the sandwich technology for almost 70 years. Its brands AIREX®, BALTEK® and BANOVA® provide sustainable, lightweight and resource-friendly materials to enable the production of lighter and thus more energy efficient end products for the wind-turbine, marine and automotive industries. In the wind energy market, its core materials are a key factor for growth in the generation of renewable energy. The Thor Heyerdahl Institute is proud to be a general sponsor of the Kon-Tiki2 expedition. The institute endeavours to promote and continue to develop Thor Heyerdahl's ideas and principles, just like the expedition. Like the Thor Heyerdahl Institute, the Kon-Tiki2 expedition makes an arena for international dialogue and multi-cultural co-operation. Liv Arnesen, boardmember of The Thor Heyerdahl Institute, are a team member on the second leg. Her contribution to Kon-Tiki2 is her unique experience with being on long expeditions, combined with educational programs and extreme survival skills.
Opera Software's vision is to shape an open, connected world. We belive technology done right can enhance contact between civilizations. Rafts have done in for thousands of years, Opera has just started. The raft is an example of a place where data compression is essential. The crew will use Opera on computers, on mobile phonestablets. Opera Max will maximize throughput on meager satellite data plans. Kongsberg Maritime is a global marine technology company providing innovative and reliable technology solutions for all marine industry sectors including merchant, offshore, subsea and naval. We deliver solutions that cover all aspects of technology underwater and on the water, aboard newbuilds and retrofit vessels, and on offshore platforms and rigs under a single supplier strategy called The Full Picture. We sponsor the KonTiki II expedition with two Wide Band Transceivers (WBT), as well as one 70kHz and one 120kHz split-beam echo sounder for research purposes and fish finding. The rafts are also equipped with Seanav GPS for accurate position, speed and heading, an AIS blackbox and an underwater low light PATZ camera for filming life beneath the raft.