Circular Ocean: Digital Platform 

Open-sourced product concepts

The Centre for Sustainable Design ® at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) organised three innovation workshops to develop products from waste fishing nets, ropes and components (FNRCs).  #Net_Hack Challenge is series of creative, fun and innovative processes based on Professor Charter’s unique GreenThink process . Teams worked throughout the day to develop Solutions to a series of Challenges set by external experts. A series of product concepts were producted that have been open sourced – see below. #Net-Hack_Challenge is part of the Circular Ocean project. Circular Ocean is funded by Northern Periphery & Arctic Programme (European Regional Development Fund) and is being organised between 2015-2018.


Creative Commons

The Solutions have been open-sourced under the Creative Commons and licensed under the Creative Commons Attributable-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence. To view a copy of this licence, visit .
The Solutions are individual early stage prototypes with the names of Design Team members and a contact email for the lead designer(s) to encourage further collaboration. Commercial solutions can be developed but there needs to be approval by the lead designer. The Concepts are available to any interested party under a Creative Commons licence (CC-BY-SA) that lets people use it and transform them. Innovators are encouraged to contact the lead designer by email to take forward concepts.

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For more information on the concept and the #Net_Hack_Challenge, please contact Professor Martin Charter on