Test bedd for a cleaner ocean

Reference number 2018-03676
Coordinator Sotenäs kommun - Sotenäs Symbioscentrum
Funding from Vinnova SEK 470 000
Project duration November 2018 - October 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Testbäddar för samhällets utmaningar
Call Testbäddar för samhällets utmaningar - förberedelseprojekt

Purpose and goal

The overall objective of this project is mainly to meet Agenda 2030 target number 14, to preserve and use the sea and marine resources in a sustainable way. The project´s objective is to investigate how Sotenäs municipality can be used as a test bed for the prevention and / or management of marine waste, prioritizing areas where Sotenäs is able to contribute to development by being world-leading and laying the foundation for decisions on the start of subsequent implementation projects.

Expected results and effects

This project intends to investigate how Sotenäs municipality can be used as a test bed for a cleaner sea through the prevention and recycling of marine waste. By acting for this as well as acting catalyst for innovative ideas and companies, the project clearly connects to Agenda2030. The work will result in a prioritization with a decision base for which areas Sotenäs will specialize in the test bed, with the aim of becoming a world-leading example of how to meet the challenge of marine waste.

Planned approach and implementation

The project will start with two parallel activities. An analysis of needs and market will be carried out for actors with potential interest to work in the proposed test bed as well as mapping of the municipality´s assets and conditions. At the same time, intelligence will be conducted to ensure that there are not already existing testing opportunities in the area. The results of the two activities will be used for decision on the subsequent implementation project.

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