Circular Ocean conference and an innovation competition

The international Circular Ocean conference in Ă…lesund 18th-19th of April 2018 had participants from all over the world. In conjunction with the conference, it was also launched an innovation competition to address the problem by seeking new product concepts that utilize plastic.

Waterfront - circular ocean

In pursuit of new innovative and sustainable approaches towards the processing, recycling and repurposing of marine plastic waste, the Circular Ocean project started in 2015. The projects goal is to develop, share and test new solutions and opportunities among northern European and Arctic regions. The aim is to benefit remote, coastal regions by developing green economies using waste resources, driving eco-innovation, generating efficient and environmentally responsible businesses, and diminishing levels of marine litter.

In other words, inspiring Communities to realize the hidden economic opportunities of discarded fishing nets and ropes in the Northern Periphery & Arctic region

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The international Circular Ocean conference in Ålesund 18th-19th of April 2018 gathered over 70 actors from government, NGOs, industry and academia to discuss circular business models and fishing gear resource management. CNO was a part of the conference and gave a talk about CNO and the importance of Nordic cooperation. Read more and see pictures here:


CNO Innlegg - Circuar ocean

 In conjunction with the conference, Circular Ocean  lunched an innovation competition to help address the problem by seeking new product concepts that utilize plastics from discarded and used fishing nets, ropes and components. Read more here:

Published: 9.5.2018