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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LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

  • Circular Ocean Launches SME Support

    Circular Ocean has announced free consultancy for start-ups and small/medium-sized companies (SMEs) to support the development of eco-innovative products, technologies and services derived from waste fishing nets, ropes and components (FNRCs). Circular Ocean partners at The Centre for Sustainable Design ® (UK) are offering you the opportunity to avail of free research and consultancy related […]

  • FREE Eco-innovation Webinar

      Are you interested in transforming used fishing nets, ropes and components (FNRC’s) into new business opportunities?   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 Webinar on Tuesday, 19th December 2017 at 6:30 PM GMT   […]

    Date:  19th December 2017

    Location: ONLINE

  • Circular Ocean Sets Sail with Volvo Ocean Race

    The Circular Ocean project has been invited to partake in the 2017/2018 Volvo Ocean Race, in the form of an exhibit signifying the prevalence of plastic pollution in our oceans, while seeking to inspire race-goers on the potential for new business opportunities in reusing, recycling and creating new products from discarded fishing nets and ropes. […]

  • Fishing Nets, Oil Spills and Microplastics in Oulu

    Circular Ocean travelled north to the city of Oulu in Finland last week to join forces with fellow NPA project “APP4SEA”, hosting a joint event at the University of Oulu on November 9th. The seminar focused on cross-border marine pollution, with a particular emphasis placed on the threat of oil spills to the Arctic region […]

  • Port Related Feasibility Study Published

    Recent research completed by the Circular Ocean project partners in Greenland, Ireland, Norway and Scotland, has shown a fragmented picture of the issues surrounding waste nets and ropes (FNR’s). Within each of the four countries there are different levels of fishing activity undertaken, with the number of ports, harbours and landing areas varying significantly. Generally, […]