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


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

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LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

  • Competition Winners Announced!

    The award winning Circular Ocean project has today announced the winners of its Innovation Competition 2018. Two winners have been selected, representing innovative, creative and inspiring re-use ideas for end of life Fishing Nets, Ropes and Components (FNRCs) in the NPA region.   Silke Foged, a student at the Design School Kolding in Denmark received […]

  • FREE Eco-innovation Webinar

    Have you considered creating new products or business opportunities from fishing nets, ropes or components?   Join Circular Ocean partner Martin Charter, Professor of Innovation & Sustainability and Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, University for the Creative Arts (UK) for a FREE Business Advice Webinar on Monday, 1st August 2018 at 6:30 PM GMT   In this 1-hour […]

    Date: 1st August 2018

    Location: ONLINE

  • Ocean Wealth Summit, Galway

    28th & 29th June 2018 Now in its fifth year, the Our Ocean Wealth Summit forms a key part of the Irish Government’s integrated marine plan – Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth. Investing in Marine Ireland will highlight the immense opportunities that our marine sector has to offer companies and organisations. The diverse programme planned for this year’s Summit reflects strong […]

  • New EU rules to reduce marine litter

    With the amount of harmful plastic litter in oceans and seas growing ever greater, the European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe’s beaches and seas, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear. For fishing gear, which accounts for 27% of all beach litter, […]

  • Sharing Knowledge & Solutions in Ålesund

      The 2nd international Circular Ocean conference in Ålesund 18th-19th of April 2018 gathered over 70 actors from industry, government, NGOs and academia to discuss circular business models and fishing gear resource management. The conference was part of the NTNU Sustainability days in Ålesund, which also encompassed seminars, meetings and events related to the UN […]