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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Opportunities

Could discarded fishing nets be your next business opportunity?

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LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

  • Latest Circular Ocean Research from NTNU

    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 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 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

  • 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 […]