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

  • New Research highlights threat of marine plastics to seabirds

    New research released by Circular Ocean has highlighted the threat marine plastic pollution poses to seabirds in the northeastern Atlantic region. Researchers found that, of 34 seabird species investigated, 74% have ingested plastic. The paper, published in the journal of Environmental Pollution, was written by our partners at North Highland College UHI’s Environmental Research Institute, part […]

  • Pakman Awards Finalists!

    Circular Ocean has been announced as a finalist in Ireland’s Repak Recycling Pakman Awards 2017, as one of only three shortlisted for achievements in Environmental Education and Awareness. The Pakman Award is one of the highest accolades any organisation, company, community group or individual in Ireland can achieve for their environmental and sustainability efforts. For a […]

  • Successful Big Beach Clean!

    The European Circular Ocean project joined forces with Clean Coasts and Ballybunion Tidytowns this weekend as part of an international movement to combat marine pollution. The “Big Beach Cleanup” saw over thirty volunteers gather at Lady’s Beach in Ballybunion on Sunday, September 17th, including representatives from surrounding communities and tidy towns group.   Local transition year students were […]

  • #Net_Hack_Challenge_Iceland

    #Net_Hack Challenge_Iceland was organised by The Centre for Sustainable Design ® (CfSD) at Reykjavik School of Visual Arts on 18th July 2017, supported by Innovation Center Iceland, Reykjavik School of Visual Arts School of Visual Arts (RSVA) and Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI).  The innovation workshop incorporated a series of creative, fun and innovative processes based on Professor Martin […]

  • NPA Annual Event 2017

    The NPA Annual Conference 2017 will address Blue Growth as its main theme. The programme not only focuses on the Arctic, but also aims to contribute to the Atlantic Strategy. The conference will address such topics as entrepreneurship and innovation related to fisheries and aquaculture, environmental protection and maritime and coastal tourism. Galway located on […]

    Date: 21st September 2017

    Location: Galway, Ireland