Photo: Clean Oceans
It marks the cluster’s inclusion in the "Norwegian Innovation Clusters" programme. The new cluster will make use of Norwegian oil spill prevention technology to combat plastic and other marine waste.
"The new status represents a major recognition of the cluster's potential for development, now that we are ready to take oil spill prevention and response competencies and technology one step further. We faced tough national competition for the new status, and are extremely proud to now be an Arena cluster," confirms Eirik Langeland, Cluster Manager, Clean Oceans.
The goal is to create an arena for technology developments and innovation solutions in this area. The prerequisite experience in dealing with plastic, microplastics and the negative impact of algae is already there. As the cluster members represent an entire spectrum of expertise, from research, detection and collection to disposal, "Clean Oceans" expressed the ambition of becoming the leading centre of expertise for handling marine waste.