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 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

  • Circular Ocean Wins Prestigious EU Award

    Circular Ocean has been announced the winner of the inaugural Public Choice Award at the European Commission’s RegioStars 2016 Awards.  The awards ceremony took place on Tuesday 11th October, during the 2016 European Week of Regions and Cities, with the award presented to the Circular Ocean team by the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Crețu. […]