A generation that has experienced peace as the status quo might easily tend to forget that war has historically been more of a status quo than peace. Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute and historian Niall Ferguson’s books are full of examples. The long period of peace in historically hostile Europe was due to the hard work of visionary figures after the Second World War. They worked on a European concept of unity and cooperation. An idea that was unthinkable in the past but is a reality today. For all the shortcomings we may experience, it is of the utmost importance to always remember what a great goal has been achieved over such a long period of time: PEACE.
It would be of utmost importance to create even more initiatives like this as a basis for addressing the global challenges that lie ahead. Challenges that we can only solve on a global basis.
GOST has made it a priority to support INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING through its missions by teaching history and raising awareness of issues of global importance. We are proud to have achieved this again with Expedition Blue Ocean ( www.ExpeditionBlueOcen.org ).
The list of supporters is long and we would like to extend a special thank you to
- The House of Lords
- Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Boyce
- The City of London
- The Police of the City of London
- The staff of the House of Lords
- St. Katharine’s Dock Marina
- Asociación para la Investigación y Difusión de la Historia Naval de Cuba
- Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club
- The Dover Harbour Board
- Club Nautica Internacional de Hemingway Cuba
- Maximino Gomez
- Seaside Productions
- Münz Corp.
- Beach Cleaners
- The Sea Cap Initiative