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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Could discarded fishing nets be your next business opportunity?

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  • The Ghost Gear Jumper

    Following the first #Net_Hack_Challenge event held at the University of the Creative Arts (UCA), UK in Autumn 2016, MA craft and design student Jennifer Jones has recently unveiled her Ghost Gear jumper entitled “Trapped”. The creation has been hand woven from mono-filament yarn with channelled pockets composed of salvaged, discarded fishing gear and sea shells. […]

  • Circular Thinking in Reykjavik

    The award winning transnational European Circular Ocean Project brought it’s unique eco-innovative thinking to Reykjavik, Iceland this month for a two day Innovation Conference, in conjunction with Innovation Center Iceland and the Reykjavik School of Visual Arts. Tackling the issue of marine plastic pollution in the Northern Periphery & Arctic Region, the event gathered project […]

  • Supporting the Recycling & Reuse of Fishing Gear by NTNU (Norway)

    Barrier Assessment – Mechanisms to support the recycling/reuse of fishing gear & the prevention of gear becoming lost/abandoned at sea Laura Brodbeck – Norwegian University of Science & Technology – Trondheim, 2016 As fishing and aquaculture activities intensify around the world, so does the use of required gear such as nets, fishing lines and ropes. As […]

  • 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 Presents at ICBBM EcoGRAFI 2017

    The 2nd International Conference on Ecological Valorisation of Granular and Fibrous Materials took place from June 21st – 23rd in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Circular Ocean’s Greenlandic partner ARTEK (Arctic Technology Centre – Technical University of Denmark) made a presentation on their work around the “Reuse of polyethylene fibres from fishing nets as fibre reinforcement in gypsum-based materials” […]

    Date: 21st - 23rd June 2017

    Location: Clermont-Ferrand, France