Partnerships for cleaner oceans

After a successful kick-off we are now ready to start the innovation process!

In order to create good initiatives its important to understand the value chain for ocean cleanup.

16 organizations covering NGOs, private companies and the public sector came together, on August 29th, to mark the start of the innovation project Circular Cleanup. Together we will create new solutions and new initiatives for cleaner oceans.

In order to establish a good foundation and direction for the project Amund Drøen Ringdal, Director National and International Politics at the Norwegian Shipowners´ Association, gave an introduction to the background of Circular Cleanup and why they initiated it. This was followed by Karoline Andaur and Eirik Lindebjerg in WWF-Norway, who provided a good overview of the importance of immediate action to ensure ocean health, including cleaning our oceans.

Grieg Green and Tomra sharing insight at the kick-off.
Subsea7 and Bergen Kommune sharing insight at the kick-off.

Under the umbrellas of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (Life Below Water) and Goal 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), the group will be guided through a six step innovation process, lead by the innovation studio Æra Strategic Innovation, to create new alliances and new initiatives for cleaner oceans.

Do you have solutions or insight you think we should know about on our innovation journey, please do let us know!

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