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Circular Ocean Conference – Norway 2016

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On behalf of the project partners, thank you for attending the Circular Ocean Conference Developing a circular economy for fishing nets and ropes (FNRs) in the Northern Periphery and Arctic Region (NPA)” in Ålesund, Norway on 1st -2nd September 2016!

Check out our press release about the conference, which is available here.

Thank you also to all of the fantastic speakers who travelled to present at the conference – these presentations are now available below.

Day 1 Conference Presentations

Introduction to Circular Ocean – Dr. Neil James, Research scientist, Environmental Research Institute, Scotland.

Marine litter and the environment – Measures to mitigate marine plastic waste – Erlend Standal, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Environment Agency.

Retrieval of lost fishing gear – reducing the impact on the marine environment – Lise Langård, Advisor, Directorate of Fisheries.

Are fishnets made for recycling? – Bente Lund Jakobsen, Director Mørenot Aquaculture AS.

Recyclability of collected fishnets and ropes – Nils Roar Hareide, Director, Runde Miljøsenter.

Bringing value to marine waste experiences from fishnet recycling in Norway – Øistein Aleksandersen, CEO, Nofir.

 

Day 2 Conference Presentations

Maritime Safety Tools – Kirsti Slotsvik, Director General, The Norwegian Coastal Administration

Waste fishing Nets and Eco-innovation – Professor Martin Charter, Centre for Sustainable Design, University for the Creative Arts (England)

Reuse of Waste Fishing Nets in Construction Materials – Ida Bertelsen, PhD Candidate – ARTEK

New Technology for fishnet recycling –  Hans Axel Kristensen, CEO, Plastix Global

Product opportunities of recycled plastic waste  Runar Stenerud, Project Manager, PLASTO AS

An innovative business model for marine litter in Europe – Veronika Mikos, Healthy Seas

Circular economy business opportunities – Jan Børre Rydningen, Head of Department, Entrepreneurship, Innovation Norway

 

Circular Ocean Conference – Norway, September 1st-2nd 2016

The Circular Ocean Team (L-R): Emily Kearl (ERI), Michelle Green (Macroom E), Dina Margrethe Aspen (NTNU), Dr. Neil James (ERI), Dr. Annik Magerholm Fet (NTNU), Sunniva Bratt Slette (NTNU), Prof. Martin Charter (CfSD), Ida Bertelsen (DTU), Prof. Lisbeth Ottsen (DTU), Katherine Corkery (Macroom E)

An exhibition of items made from recycled fishing nets and ropes

Dr. Annik Magerholm Fet (NTNU), Emily Kearly (ERI)

Michelle Green (Macroom E, Circular Ocean Communications Manager) and Dr. Neil James (Environmental Research Institute Scotland, Circular Ocean Project Lead)

Dr. Neil James (Circular Ocean Project Lead, Environmental Research Institute Scotland) introduces the Circular Ocean project

Dr. Annik Magerholm Fet (NTNU), Mr. Myles Mulligan (Irish Sea Fisheries Board), Lise Langård (Directorate of Fisheries, Norway)

A captive audience at the first day of the Circular Ocean conference

Circular Ocean Partners: Ida Bertelsen (Circular Ocean Project Partner, DTU), Prof. Lisbeth Ottsen (DTU)

ARTEK exhibit samples of their testing of discarded fishing net fibres as a possible reinforcement in concrete

Erlend Standal (Senior Advisor, Norwegian Environment Agency)

A showcase of food from the NPA region including Ireland, Scotland, UK, Greenland and Norway

Erlend Standal (Senior Advisor, Norwegian Environment Agency), Dr. Annik Magerholm Fet (Director & Academic Head of Sustainability, NTNU), Bente Lund Jakobsen (Director, Mørenot Aquaculture AS), Øistein Aleksandersen (CEO, Nofir), Christina Dixon (Global Ghost Gear Initiative, UK)

"Recyclability of collected fishnets and ropes" as presented by Nils Roar Hareide (Director, Runde Miljøsenter)

Bente Lund Jakobsen (Director, Mørenot Aquaculture AS) presenting "Are fishnets made for recycling?"

Networking and exploring the food showcase from the NPA region

An engaged audience enjoying day one of the Circular Ocean conference

Nils Roar Hareide (Director, Runde Miljøsenter) and Robert Wolff (SINTEF)

Brainstorming during the World Café networking session

Christina Dixon (Global Ghost Gear Initiative, UK) presenting on "A global, cross-sectoral approach to tackling lost and discarded fishing gear."

A brainstorming session at the World Café with conference delegates

A brainstorming session at the World Café with conference delegates

Dina Margrethe Aspen (NTNU), Dr. Neil James (ERI)

Dr. Annik Magerholm Fet (NTNU) with FengRong Zhang and Siyuan Gao (Northeast Normal University, China)

A captive audience during day one of the Circular Ocean conference

Nils Roar Hareide (Director, Runde Miljøsenter) presents "Recyclability of collected fishnets and ropes"

Michelle Green (Macroom E) showcasing the innovative Circular Ocean name badges

Sunniva Bratt Slette (NTNU), Ida Bertelsen (DTU)

Prof. Martin Charter (CfSD) presenting on "Waste Fishing Nets and Eco-innovation"

A Presentation at the Conference

Fish Nets in Norway

A Presentation at the Conference

A Presentation at the Conference

Delegates on a site visit

Looking at fish nets during a site visit

An exhibition of products made from recycled fishing nets and ropes

Engaged delegates on a site visit

Circular Ocean Project Partners with Conference Delegates

Fish Net Making in Norway

Delegates on tour

Project Partners Michelle Green and Martin Charter on a site visit

A Conference Presentation

Veronika Mikos, Healthy Seas encourages the audience to "Join our Journey" as part of her presentation, "An innovative business model for marine litter in Europe"

Fish Net Making in Norway

An Engaged Audience

Prof. Martin Charter (Circular Ocean Project Parner and Director of CfSD)

Prof. Martin Charter (Circular Ocean Project Parner and Director of CfSD)

Dr. Neil James (Circular Ocean Project Lead, ERI)

Manufacturing Fish Nets in Norway

Dr. Neil James (Circular Ocean Project Lead, ERI)

Networking Time

Networking Time

Hans Axel Kristensen, (CEO, Plastix Global) shares his insights into "New Technology for fishnet recycling"

A Conference Presentation

A Conference Presentation

A Conference Presentation

A Conference Presentation

Fish Net Manufacturing in Norway

Hans Axel Kristensen, (CEO, Plastix Global) presenting "New Technology for fishnet recycling"

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