Demonstrate the techno-economic, environmental and social viability of using the marine litter recovered (mainly nets) in the port authorities in the Atlantic Ocean in order to obtain a new product for the high quality textile industry. Advanced geolocation technologies will be used to monitor and quantify the current marine litter status.

The geolocalization of those critical point will allow the prevention, concentration reduction and harmfulness as well as the recuperation of the key marine litter specified in the technology concept.

The valorization of the current waste extracted from the sea will be focused on the high quality textile sector, other potential application will be analysed in order to obtain the maximum environmental, social and economical yield.

The generation of a new economic activity and the viability analysis will establish a sustainable approach since it refers to a new business development.


A global objective is to guarantee the viability of a circular economy of certain fishing gear trough the development of an ICT tool (prevention) and optimization (valorisation) of the recycling technologies.

Specific objectives related are as follows:

  1. Development and validation by an ICT tool, on-line and updatable.
  2. Awareness raising of fishermen against marine litter and they key role on the project.
  3. Development and validation of a recycling technology.
  4. Secondary applications for other streams.
  5. Assessment of the cost-efficiency and environmental impact.
  6. Definition of most valuable business model for textile.
  7. Identification of actions and recommendations to be taken in the near future.
  8. Implementation of public communication actions.

The objective of the OCEANETS project is to guarantee the viability of circular economy of certain fishing gear through the development of an ICT tool (prevention) and optimization (valorisation) of the recycling technologies


Main outputs expected at the end of the project.

  • 1 ICT tool.
  • 10 skippers testing the ICT tool to ensure its implementation and adaptation.
  • 7 tons of fishing gear on the whole project.
  • 3 public awareness actions.
  • Obtention of 50 lineal metres with 150-180cm of textile fibre ( >90% recycled textile from fishing gear)
  • 2 publications, 4 press releases and 4 workshops will be done along the project.
  • Creation of an Advisory Committee (min. 5 experts)