Inspiring Communities to realise the hidden economic opportunities of discarded fishing nets and ropes in the Northern Periphery & Arctic region


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Challenges

Did you know? Annually, 12.7 million tons of plastic waste enters our oceans

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Opportunities

Could discarded fishing nets be your next business opportunity?

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LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

  • Circular Ocean Innovation Conference 2017

    Join Circular Ocean in Reykjavik this July for our “Innovation Conference” which will gather Circular Ocean partners with members of the academic, creative and business communities to explore the opportunities around re-purposing waste Fishing Nets & Rope (FNR’s) in the Northern Periphery & Arctic Region. Circular Ocean Innovation Conference will feature high quality presentations and […]

    Date: 17th -18th July 2017

    Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

  • Circular Ocean Hosts Ireland’s first Scenario Exploration Event

    European Event Gets Caught Up In Nets! Date of issue: 29th March 2017 Circular Ocean’s Irish Partners, Cork County Council Initiative “Macroom E” have today welcomed delegates from Norway, Greenland, Scotland and England to join with local stakeholders at an event in County Hall, Cork to discuss the future challenges and opportunities around the subject […]

  • Circular Ocean announced as one of EU’s 60 Emblematic Projects!

    60 years, 60 emblematic projects benefiting citizens in the #EURegions Circular Ocean was announced as one of the EU’s 60 emblematic projects in their recent “60 Years of Europe, 60 Projects For You” feature, compiled on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the signature of the Rome Treaty. The 60 Projects were selected to […]

  • Circular Ocean Hosts Successful #ChemHack Challenge in Inverness!

    Circular Ocean recently held a unique challenge event in Inverness, Scotland, to help turn marine plastic waste a useful resource. The #ChemHack Challenge took place as part of the 17th European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry (EMEC17), hosted by the Circular Ocean’s lead partner, the Environmental Research Institute, North Highland College, part of the University of […]

  • #Net_Hack_Challenge

    Successful Circular Ocean #Net_Hack_Challenge at Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD)! Circular Ocean, a transnational European project which aims to help turn waste plastic from the sea into a useful resource, recently held an eco-innovation workshop involving waste fishing nets and ropes (FNRs) in Farnham, UK.  Circular Ocean, which is funded under the EU’s ERDF Interreg […]

    Date: 26th-27th October

    Location: UCA Farnham, UK