CircularSeas 4th Project meeting held online on January 12th

CircularSeas 4th Project meeting held online on January 12th


After 12 months of research work in their separate teams, the complete International team of the CircularSeas Project came together for a project meeting today on-line, with the presence of the representatives from Spain of  Azaro Fundazioa, Leartiker S. Coop and Universidad de Vigo, from Ireland of  Cork Institute of Technology from Ireland, from the UK of the University of Plymouth from Portugal of the Politécnic of Leiria from Portugal, and from France of the Communauté d’Agglomération de La Rochelle,  to share their ideas and results. The main focus of discussion is how to transform plastic waste into useful products for the Maritime Industries, which includes fishing, boat building as well as leisure activities such as diving, surfing and boating. The novel feature of the CircularSeas project is that the 8 nodes are exploring how the power of 3d printing can add value to the plastic waste and encouraging the strong interaction of the stakeholders.  This meeting drew together the results of stakeholder meetings held in each of the nodes of the project along the Atlantic coast.  The meeting discussed plans for a transnational workshop to be held online in February so that stakeholders and researchers can fine tune the business plans for each node.  The Lead Researcher of  the CircularSeas project at CDRSP-IPLEIRIA, Professor Geoffrey Mitchell said “it was exciting to see how the stakeholders in each node had generated different concepts of the products to be fabricated from the plastic waste.”


The CircularSeas project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme. It is based on 8 nodes located around the European Atlantic Coast. The CircularSeas provides a website, CircularSeas,  available in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish so interested parties can see the project outputs as well as the contributions and activities of each the nodes around the European Atlantic Coast. Newsletters are available on a bimonthly basis.  The project started on 1 April 2019 and ends on the 31st March 2022.  The project has a total value of €2M.

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