Leif Svalesen

Leif Svalesen grew up on Tromoya Island off the coast of Arendal, an area known for its rich shipping traditions. His diving skills are matched by a keen interest in marine archeology and the Fredensborg wreck is only one of the many shipwrecks he has charted in conjunction with the Norwegian Maritime Museum. He is a member of the Norwegian Maritime Museum's Council and a Board member of UNESCO's International Scientific Committee for the Slave Routes Project.